Ancestral Sources Tutorial ~ Working With Options


The tutorials for entering facts all focus on the default installation settings of Ancestral Sources, which for many users will be fine, but there are numerous options that allow you to customise how things work. All the Options, Templates, and Tools settings apply equally to all Projects, but they can be different in each Windows User Account.

The options highlighted with an exclamation mark :!: are important to get correct from the outset, otherwise your GEDCOM database will need a great deal of subsequent editing.

Remember to use Help to obtain extra advice, and hover the mouse over buttons and boxes to obtain a brief Tooltip.

Throughout the tutorials the notation ‘Option1 > Option2 > Option3 button’ means select menubar Option1, then Option2, and finally click the Option3 button.

Any text in Bold usually represents literal text visible somewhere in the tutorial windows.

It is feasible to copy & paste many of the data values from the tutorial scripts directly into Ancestral Sources input forms.

FIXME These tutorials are based on AS Version 3 so some features may be slightly different in later versions.

Tutorial Scripts