Install and start Ancestris
Read license and user rights
Ancestris is free software, licensed under the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE V3.
Ancestris is a free genealogy program, for unlimited time usage, and an unlimited number of individuals.
It is made available to you by volunteers.
Check our required configuration
Ancestris works on all latest MacOS, Windows and Linux platfoms.
If Ancestris does not start, or shows the Ancestris splash screen and stops, it is most generally related to an issue with the Java installation.
To use Ancestris, it is required to have the following configuration:
- Java version 8 or version 11. We can only support LTS versions of java even though Ancestris might properly work with other versions (12 to 15).
- 2 Gb RAM
- 200 Mb of available disk space
- A big enough screen, 1920 x 1080 minimum recommended
Java is a prerequisite
To use Ancestris, you need to have Java installed on your system.
Most of the Ancestris features are compatible with Java Version 11 and Java Version 8 (aka Version 1.8).
To identify which Java version is installed on your system, other Java versions available, how to swap between Java versions, or the Java technical requirements, check out the Java installation page.
If you need detailed installation steps, we provide you with a step-by-step guide corresponding to your system :
✔ Step-by-step installation guide for MacOS
✔ Step-by-step installation guide of version 10 for Windows
✔ Step-by-step installation guide of version 11 for Windows
What follows is the general overview of the installation and the links in case of troubles or to change launch settings.
Go to Download on the Ancestris site
Ancestris can be downloaded for free on our page https://www.ancestris.org via the DOWNLOAD option.
Choose your Ancestris version
Two versions are available.
- Choose the stable version 10 if you are aiming for stability and do not need to benefit from the latest developments.
- Choose the daily version 11 if you wish to benefit from the latest functionalities.
All versions work on any device under any operating system that can use Java.
All versions work with all existing translations.
All versions are full versions and allow unlimited usage.
This shows the Download section of the Ancestris site.