Install Ancestris

Install, re-install or update Ancestris on MacOS, Windows and Linux. Java pre-requisite. Files location, launch settings and user settings.

Install and start Ancestris

Read license and user rights Ancestris is free software, licensed under theĀ  GNU GENERAL PUBLIC ...

Reinstall or upgrade Ancestris

There are several situations where you may need to reinstall Ancestris, but they all end up follo...

Update Ancestris

The Ancestris team constantly works on improving the Ancestris software. All updates we make to ...

Step-by-step installation on MacOS

This page documents a detailed step-by-step installation of Ancestris on a MacOS system. We will...

Step-by-step installation of version 11 on Windows

This page shows step-by-step how to install Ancestris version 11 on a Windows system. If you hav...

Step-by-step installation of version 12 on Windows

This page shows step-by-step how to install Ancestris on a Windows system. The sections below ar...

Install Ancestris on Ubuntu and alternative systems

You can install Ancestris via the Ubuntu repository or from the Ancestris.org site as seen on the...

Java installation

Ancestris needs Java and is compatible with Java 8 up to Java 18. If Ancestris does not start, o...

Launch settings

It is possible to personalise the launch settings of Ancestris. In general, you should not need ...

Software files and User settings files

There are two groups of files for running Ancestris. The software files run the application, ...

Privacy Policy

The following describes the Privacy Policy of the Ancestris software. License The Ancestris s...

Release notes

Version 11 - May 29, 2021 A few days ahead of schedule, we are happy to announce that version 11...