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Common ancestors

This tool identifies the common ancestors of two individuals in the genealogy and displays the corresponding lineages.



For each common ancestor found between two individuals, a result window shows you the corresponding lineages.

The common individual is in the middle at the top, and the two lineages are on either side.

Men are in blue, women in pink.

You can zoom in or out with the cursor button at the top left, or with the mouse wheel.

You can export the result to a file.


The Common Ancestors search tool works in two steps.

First you specify the two individuals for whom you wish to identify possible common ancestors, and then you display the results.

The indication of the individuals is done via the following window.


Enter both individuals in the two search fields above, and their names will appear in bold in the white fields above.

There are two ways to indicate an individual.

  • Either by clicking on the button Ancêtres_Communs_Bouton.png which will indicate the individual displayed in the Ancestris views.
  • Or by starting to type his name, which will bring up a drop-down menu with the list of corresponding individuals.

Once the individuals are indicated, the calculation of common ancestors is done immediately.

All the common ancestors found are displayed in the list in the center.

Click on one of the common ancestors to see the result, of the type shown at the top of the page.

In the result window, it is possible to put either the husband or the wife in the center of each frame.

The dropdown menu allows you to export the displayed result in several file formats.

Press the Save As button to export the result.



There is no customization element in this tool.