Utility ~ Ancestral Sources v5.2.0


This is the latest version of Ancestral Sources by Nick Walker, an add-on for Family Historian. This version deals with Census, Birth, Baptism, Marriage, Death, and Burial/Cremation sources. Ancestral Sources

Ancestral Sources makes adding source entries to Family Historian much quicker and easier to achieve. Simply enter the record details and allow Ancestral Sources to do all the hard work of creating Census, Birth, Baptism, Marriage, Death, Burial, Occupation, and other Facts linked via Citations to Sources and Multimedia records.

Version 5 includes many improvements and new features, including allowing birth sources for the first time and also enhanced support for Family Historian 6 witness roles. Version 5.1.3 fixes a number of issues reported since version 5 was released and also adds some new enhancements.

Installation Instructions

The 32 bit version is for 32-bit operating systems, and works with XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.

The 64 bit version is for 64-bit operating systems, and works with x64 bit XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.

Both require the Microsoft .Net 3.5 framework, which is almost certain to already be on your computer, but if it isn't then you should be prompted to download it. Alternatively this can be downloaded from Microsoft: Microsoft .Net 3.5 Framework SP1

Click on the appropriate link below to download and save file, then double click it to install, which needs Windows Administrator privileges.

If downloaded using Internet Explorer then it may produce standard warnings such as This type of file could harm your computer or The publisher of Ancestral Sources couldn't be verified, but these can be safely ignored. You may need to select options such as Actions or More Options or Run Anyway.

If the install produces an Open File - Security Warning window due to an Unknown Publisher, then right-click the executable file, choose Properties and click the Unblock button followed by the OK button.

The reason for such warnings is the lack of a Software Publisher Certificate, which costs about £100 per year, and is understandably an excessive expense for non-commercial free software.

When running AS for the first time, if you get error messages reporting that the settings files could not be created, try running it again by right-clicking on the Ancestral Sources shortcut and selecting 'Run as Administrator'. You should only need to do this the first time it runs.