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Tools Menu

This menu regroups all the tools to explore, manipulate and analyse genealogical data.


Each of these actions is described below.

When the action has its own description page - it is bold - click on it to get all the details about it.

Certain menu actions only apply to the selected genealogy and will therefore only be available if one is open. Otherwise they will be greyed out. To enable them, open a genealogy.

Compare Genealogies

Compares genealogies that you have or that are held by other users, to find common geographical areas, with similar cities and lastnames, and similar events.

Registers Records

Lets you to enter certificates directly from registers, or use digitalized registers, to retrieve records (birth-marriage, death, other) and integrate them into your genealogy.


Helps you calculate dates from date intervals for the same or different calendars. Quite useful when you need to estimate dates to be searched from certificates already found.


Displays a simple calculator to avoid having to search for an external one.


Validate Gedcom Compliance and data consistency

Detects non-compliance with the Gedcom standard and anomalies in the genealogy.

Merge duplicates

Identifies duplicate entities and merges them.


Common ancestor

Identifies common ancestors between two individuals on your genealogy.

Quick Reports

Runs a reports directly from the menu.


Flash List

Runs the Flash List report of the selected individual.

Family Groups

Runs the Family groups report. This report provides the groups of individuals that are related to one another via family links or association links.

A information summary is given for each resulting group.

The selection button SelectIcon.png  lets you select groups or subgroups, export them or display them. It is also possible to display generations of groups.

The export button Export.png lets you export each group individually into a separate Gedcom file.

The mark button MarkingIcon.png lets you mark or unmark all groups with the user tag _FAMILY_GROUP and the name of the group.

Close Relatives

Runs the Close Relatives report.

Lists and Reports

Provides the Lists and Reports of Ancestris, a large set of reports you can use on your genealogy, in addition to the ones described above.


Publishes your genealogy on a file or on the Internet, in a web page format. Ancestris proposes two different possibilities.


Web Book

Generates a genealogy  under the form of multiple web pages, locally or on a remote server.

Web Site

Generates simple web site pages.

Print current view

Prints the selected view. A preview window will open.

Most views including the Dynamic Tree view, the Report Output windows and the Editors can be printed.

If the content to be printed is wider than a single page, printing can be done in multi-pages, that is to say that the image is cut out on several juxtaposable pages.
This is very convenient when printing the Dynamic Tree or the Ascendant and Descendant Multi-Generation Tree in order to post it on a wall.