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Ancestral Sources v4.5

Post by NickWalker » 24 Dec 2014 19:17

Ancestral Sources version 4.5 is now available for download from this website.
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Introduction: What is Ancestral Sources?
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Ancestral Sources is an application, designed by Nick Walker, to be used in conjunction with Calico Pie Limited's Family Historian to allow faster and more convenient creation of source records with census events, BMD events, occupation attributes, and other facts linked to the sources, and the ability to easily link multimedia images. Ancestral Sources is freeware but the author does appreciate donations that can be made from within the application.

Most of the information that is added to a family history file originates from one of just a few types of documents, namely birth, marriage and death certificates, church baptisms, marriages and burials, and census records. The concept of Ancestral Sources is that it allows the data from these source documents to be entered directly into the software, building up the family history data in a more intuitive approach than the usual methods used by genealogy applications. For example, typically entering a census household entry in a family history application requires multiple facts such as census, occupation, birth, etc. to be created for each individual, all linked back to a source via citations: a very time consuming exercise. Ancestral Sources makes this far easier and much quicker to achieve.

Ancestral Sources is highly recommended for all users of Family Historian. The availability of Ancestral Sources is frequently cited as a key reason to use Family Historian over other genealogy applications that do not have similar functionality.

This program is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Calico Pie Limited.

What's new in version 4.5?

This version includes several new features and bug-fixes but the most significant change is that Ancestral Sources now supports the use of the new Family Historian 6 Witness Roles for associated individuals such as godparents at baptisms, witnesses at weddings and mourners at funerals. There are a number of other useful additions such as the ability to add birth details for parents of a baptised, married or deceased individual. You can see a full list of changes in this version within the built-in help or on the Ancestral Sources Version History Knowledge Base page.

This version includes support for the creation of census, baptism, marriage, death and burial/cremation records. Support for birth records is due in 2015.

Thanks

Many thanks to those who have made donations to the Ancestral Sources project. This does help to motivate me when my enthusiasm flags. I do aim to add support for birth records in 2015 and donations act as a good incentive for me.

I'm also grateful to everyone who helped me with the testing of Ancestral Sources v4.5; your assistance is very much appreciated. Thanks also to Jane, the FHUG admin, for her continued support and encouragement, and to Mike Tate who has done so much to help promote and support Ancestral Sources through this website.

The download is available here:

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Re: Ancestral Sources v4.5

Post by NickWalker » 24 Dec 2014 20:04

To leave comments or ask questions about Ancestral Sources please go to the Ancestral Sources Forum
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Re: Ancestral Sources v4.5

Post by Valkrider » 25 Dec 2014 09:49

Nick

Thanks very much for a great Christmas present. I look forward to trying it out when I get back home.

Thanks for all your hard work with a great product.

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Re: Ancestral Sources v4.5

Post by makfai » 25 Dec 2014 12:38

Goid work Nick! This is a must for FH users!

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