Overview of Getting Around Family Historian

  • Skill Level: New User
  • FH versions: V4, V5, V6, and V7
  • In Topics: Getting around FH 

To get the most out of the Family Historian program and this Knowledge Base, it’s important that you make yourself familiar with the program’s user interface (and its terminology)  and the way it structures the information it holds.

Most of what you need to know is in the ƒh help file, but if you’re new to ƒh you should also review the Quick Start guide to get an overview of the most important things. For your convenience, we’ll provide links to the important sections of the Help file here.

Menus and Toolbars

Menus are covered at Menus, and Toolbars are covered at Toolbars.

Workspace Windows and Dialog Boxes

ƒh calls its main application windows ‘Workspace Windows’. See Workspace Windows for an overview and links to detail about each window, and also links to information about the main dialog boxes you will encounter.


ƒh has up to twelve different record types. See Record Types (V6) or Record Types (V7) for detail.

Note: Place Records were introduced in ƒh version 6. Research Notes and Source Template Records were introduced in Version 7.

Last update: 25 Dec 2020