These products are manufactured by companies other than Incline Software. Depending on your method of working, you may find one or more of these that can aid you in your family history efforts. Some of these products supplement Ancestral Quest directly, or will work off of a GEDCOM file which Ancestral Quest can produce, while others are not directly related to Ancestral Quest, but are useful genealogy research tools.
The Add-ons are organized, below, into these categories:
General Add-On Programs
These third-party programs either work directly with your AQ or PAF database file, or they work off of a GEDCOM file. Products are listed in alphabetical order by product/service name.
Ancestral Quest™ Charting Companion version 3.0 by Progeny Software Supplement your Ancestral Quest charting capabilities with Bow-Tie Charts and Hourglass Charts, and by printing many of the charts already available in AQ, but with some additional options. Compatible with Ancestral Quest version 3.0-14. MSRP $29.95/$34.95
AniMap Plus by The Goldbug contains both AniMap and SiteFinder. AniMap Plus is a critical tool for any genealogist doing research in the United States. AniMap shows an animated map of each of the 48 contiguous states. Each state map contains county boundary changes from colonial times to the present. Use SiteFinder to locate any of hundreds of thousands of cities, cemeteries or historical sites, then plot them on the appropriate state maps of AniMap. Pick a year and see which county that site was located in at that time. Armed with this information, you can visit the correct county records repository to find information on your ancestor. MSRP $79.00
Family Chartmasters is a chart printing service that provides large format printed charts. If you're looking for a service that will print large wall charts and specialty genealogy charts, check out this service. You can have custom made charts, with background pictures of your choice, and pedigree and fan charts with color coding, as well as drop-line descendant charts. Will accept a GEDCOM from Ancestral Quest.
FamilyInsight by Ohana Software, is an add-on Utility for Ancestral Quest, providing the following additional features:
- Reassign RINs easily
- Quickly clean up Place Names (Requires a login to New FamilySearch for automatic place name suggestions)
- Database Compare/Merge (AQ has a Database Compare/Merge Feature. FI provides an alternate method you may enjoy.)
- Individual Merges (AQ has a powerful merge feature. FI provides an alternate method you may enjoy.)
- New FamilySearch (AQ received an award for the "Most Comprehensive Syncing" with nFS.) FI adds these additional features for working with New FamilySearch:
- Alternate Interface for syncing AQ and nFS records
- Separate improperly combined nFS records
- Graphical built-in Ordinance Tracker (Helps LDS users graphically manage your list of ordinances in nFS. Does not directly supplement AQ's Ordinance Reservation and Tracking System.)
Available for purchase on this site for $32.95 CD, $22.95 Download.
GenSmarts by Underwood Innovations, is a genealogy software program that can analyze your file and tell you, by person, which record to research, and why. GenSmarts finds holes in your data and can do automatic lookups for you on free internet search sites. It works with Ancestral Quest and other major genealogy software. Compatible with Ancestral Quest version 3.0-14.
The trial version never expires, and the registered version, which adds a couple of features, more research sites, and makes more recommendations is available for only $24.95 (one time purchase, including free support and upgrades). It's a small download and easy to install/uninstall - give it a try!
Heritage Collector Suite by LifeStory Productions, Inc. Organize - Find - Share - Preserve all your family history photos, files and documents and much more. MSRP $99.95.
Special Introductory price $20 off.
Includes a 200 page Guidebook in PDF format free. ($19.95 value.)
Passage Express by The Jefferson Project Passage Express allows you to build a family presentation on CD or DVD out of scrapbook items and your compiled genealogy. It can extract data and scrapbook items right out of your Ancestral Quest data files to start your project. Compatible with Ancestral Quest version 3.0-14. MSRP $34.95 and $49.95 for Standard and Deluxe versions.
Apps for Apple Devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch)
These apps have been developed by third parties to enable using your family tree data on your Apple iOS devices. They work off of a GEDCOM file, which AQ can produce. You will need to read up on each app to see what it is capable of doing. The web site or the documentation from the app should help you to find out how to bring the GEDCOM file into the app, and whether you can modify or just view the data. If you modify the data with the app and then bring that GEDCOM back into AQ, you will then need to merge any duplicate records within AQ.
Here are the iOS apps of which we are aware:
FamViewer by Aster Software allows you to view GEDCOM genealogy database files on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
A family view, resembling a family group sheet, displays three generations of a family: parents, children, and grandparents. Touch the parent's names to view the details of their life events and personal attributes as well as any multimedia files. Each event and attribute can have sources and notes, which are visible in another view.
Price: $ 9.99; available on iTunes.
GedView by David A Knight is a viewer and recording tool for your genealogy database when you are out and about researching local records, or visiting locations such as graveyards looking for information. It is compatible with iPhone/iPod/iPad devices running iOS 3.0 or above, with additional features such as multitasking and iTunes importing being supported where available.
GedView acts as a way to quickly check up on family relationships, dates/locations of events, sources of information, and view your notes, or record newly found information while you are out researching.
Price: $ 3.99; available directly from the publisher.
Apps for Android Devices (tablets/smart phones)
These apps have been developed by third parties to enable using your family tree data on your Android devices. They work off of a GEDCOM file, which AQ can produce. You will need to read up on each app to see what it is capable of doing. The web site or the documentation from the app should help you to find out how to bring the GEDCOM file into the app, and whether you can modify or just view the data. If you modify the data with the app and then bring that GEDCOM back into AQ, you will then need to merge any duplicate records within AQ.
Here are the Android apps of which we are aware:
Family Bee by BeeKeeper Labs is a full-featured robust family tree browser. It allows you to view information about families and individuals stored in GEDCOM genealogy files.
Family Bee lets you store an unlimited number of trees; supports fast searches over the individuals in the trees; and provides specialized views of families, individuals, "pedigree" trees, and descendents. All facts, events, notes, and sources are at your fingertips.
Price: US $10.00; available from the Android Market or the AndAppStore.
GedStar Pro by GHCS Software Services is an Android app that lets you view all of your genealogy data in detail on your Android smartphone or tablet.
The app runs on almost any standard Android device from version 2 through the latest version 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Price: US $9.95; available directly from the publisher.
Apps for Other Devices (Pocket PC/Palm)
These apps have been developed by third parties to enable using your family tree data on your Pocket PC or Palm devices.
Here are the Pocket PC/Palm apps of which we are aware:
My Roots by Tapperware For users of Microsoft® Pocket PC 2003, Windows Mobile™ 2003, Windows Mobile 5, or Windows Mobile 6 or later handhelds and for Palm OS® 3.0 or later handhelds. It lets you take your genealogy data with you wherever you go. With My Roots, you can stay organized and work more efficiently whether you're at a courthouse, library, or family reunion.
Price: US $24.95, plus a free trial version; available from the publisher.
Pocket Genealogist by Northern Hills Software LLC For users of PocketPC 2003, Windows Mobile 5 or 6, Windows CE 5 or 6 (see the list of unsupported devices on their page). Can directly import data right from Ancestral Quest version 3.0 through 14.
Price: US $20.00 for the Basic version, US $35.00 for the Advanced version; available from the publisher.