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Step-by-step installation of version 12 on Windows

This page shows step-by-step how to install Ancestris version 12 on a Windows system.

If you have previously installed the version 11 with Windows installer, please uninstall the version before installing the version 12.

Install Ancestris version 12

Follow the instructions below.

1/4 - DownloadAncestris
  • Go to
  • Click on 'DOWNLOAD' in the menu
  • Click on the Ancestris 12 button of the Windows panel.
  • Downloading may take 3 to 4 minutes as it is about 131 Mb.


2/4 - Double-click on the downloaded file
  • Ancestris 12 has a setup wizard for Windows. The downloaded file is Ancestris12Setup.exe and its size is 131Mb.


  • Click on Next


  • Accept the agreement then click on Next


  • Choose an install path.

The path shouldn't have any accent not special caracters.

  • Then click on Next


  • Define a name for the short-cut in "Start" Menu.
  • You can choose not to create any short-cut with the check-box on the bottom of the screen.
  • Then click on Next


  • Check the box to create a short-cut on the desktop.
  • Then click on Next


  • Click on Install


  • The software is installed on your computer.


  • You can launch directly the application with the "Launch Ancestris" check-box
3/4 - Click the short-cut and Ancestris then starts.


4/4 -The Welcome page then appears. You are now ready to use Ancestris.