How do I start building a family tree?

To start builing your family tree you do as follows:

  • Click on the blue bottom Family tree at the top left in the program or click and drag on the grey colored square at the bottom left in the program.


  • The starting view gives you two options:
    • Import Family Tree
    • Add a person


To start building a family tree manually:

  • Click on Add a person
  • A box appears to the right (Personal information). Add the information you have on this person.
    This person is now the Main person, the person that the tree is based upon.
  • Click Create person at the bottom of the box.
  • The start of the family tree is shown in the Ancestors view (Ancestral view).
  • Continue by adding the father or the mother of the Main person.
  • Siblings are added in the Family view.


To start builing a family tree using a GEDCOM file:

  • Click on Import Family tree when in the starting view of the family tree.
  • Select the GEDCOM file you want to import.
  • Choose the person you want to have as the Main person in the family tree.
  • Click on Import.
  • A message appears on the screen telling that the file has been recieved and that the family tree is updated when the GEDCOM is imported. An e-mail is also sent when the import is finished.
  • When the import is finished, another message appears telling how many people are imported, how many families, events, sources and notes. Click on OK to continue.
  • Start exploring the family tree.


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