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ENGLISH / yEd + Ancestris
« on: August 18, 2021, 07:20:24 »
yEd seems like an interesting flowchart program.
I spotted the name on an Ancestris menu description and searched the Haiku forum and found a single entry about it.
Apparently it is available (also? For) JAVA, but obviously not programmed like Ancestris, which I can (almost) easily start under Haiku!
Ancestris starts without modification (for Haiku), without installation, simply from any directory ~ GENIAL!


ENGLISH / Title bar: Display of the Ancestris version
« on: July 12, 2021, 08:49:17 »
In the title bar of the Ancestris program window I read "Ancestris 11",
'About Ancestris' tells me: "Ancestris 12"
OS: Windows 10 + Haiku

ENGLISH / Ancestris on a tablet?
« on: May 03, 2021, 10:23:58 »

I installed my (older) genealogy software, which I still use up to now, under Windows 10 on a tablet with 2GB RAM.
The software works with the data of 333,614 people at a very comfortable pace.
An external Rii i4 Mini Bluetooth 4.0 and 2.4GHz keyboard with touchpad works great with Haiku (32bit + 64bit) on the Mini PC Zotac ZBOX IQ 01.
Tested in 2.4 GHz mode, very high quality workmanship, pleasant keyboard, touchpad works perfectly without having to make any settings.
Otherwise I don't like touchpads!

Haiku has already been installed on tablets without being prepared for it.
In the future, I would like to use Ancestris with Haiku (OS) not only on the Zotac ZBOX IQ 01 mini PC and the DELL XPS15 L502x notebook, but also on an (inexpensive) tablet with 4 GB of RAM.
When I fly to the Philippines or the USA, I don't want to carry a notebook with me, just a 'genealogy tablet'!

But is that even possible with Ancestris? (OpenJDK 8 or 11) with 333,614 personal data on 4GB RAM (built-in memory) in a tablet?
Maybe with a minimum of installed extensions / plug-ins?

ENGLISH / green and red rectangles
« on: April 22, 2021, 11:29:03 »
What are the green and red rectangles in the person box?

ENGLISH / Translation incomplete
« on: March 22, 2021, 12:30:38 »
When I manually check for updates in Ancestris 11 (nightly) on Windows 10, the message "Your application is up to date. No updates are available." correctly displayed in German!
However, this message is displayed in English under Haiku with Ancestris 11 (nightly).
However, the text in the head of the window is completely in German on both systems!
Although completely irrelevant for the use of Ancestris 11 under Haiku, I am interested in what it is.


ENGLISH / Ancestris - very long duration for the linking in GEDCOM
« on: January 30, 2021, 08:06:20 »
If I set the protocol quality to OFF in the Ancestri's preferences (no indication of its influence on the time), my GEDCOM will be read in within an acceptable time!
This is followed by a very, very, very long duration for the linking.
Is there an explanation?

Assessments and descriptions of genealogy software are often very sparse. Sometimes programs are not even included in the lists. That means, you simply won't find it if you don't look for it specifically!

The following info page is also out of date and rather incomplete as far as Ancestris is concerned:

Zurga had already asked if someone could do something about it.
But I'm not ready yet to contribute!


ENGLISH / How is a person described correctly ?
« on: December 05, 2020, 07:21:03 »
How is a person described below correctly (= 100% GEDCOM compliant ?) recorded with Ancestris ?

born as: Egbert Egberts
adopted: Egbert Hoyer
ennobled: Egbert von Hoyer
honoured: Dr. Egbert von Hoyer

Thanks, Pollux

ENGLISH / People Search in Ancestris ...
« on: November 19, 2020, 12:51:51 »
How can I only find people with the following family names:

Fre, Free, Frei, Frey, Vre, Vree, Vrei, Vrey, Vry, Vrye, output  and sorted by first name without the mentioned family names influencing the sorting order?

The aforementioned family names are different spellings of ONE family name! No different families!
It has happened that a person has several of these family names in different sources or documents.
The behavior of the first names (each belonging to it) was similar, which increased the number of differences for ONE person again!
In addition, family names were not mentioned in many church registers and other sources for several generations. In these cases, the patronymy 'served' as a family name!

Searching for (possible) duplicates takes on a whole new dimension!

ENGLISH / It would be nice to have a world map available offline.
« on: November 18, 2020, 10:45:50 »
It happens again and again that I am outside the range of WiFi or have no access.
Then it would be nice to have a world map available offline.

ENGLISH / preferences
« on: October 17, 2020, 07:03:53 »
I can't find an explanation in the online manual (translated by Google Translator) about:

FRANÇAIS / Ancestris sous Haiku (
« on: October 11, 2020, 21:12:54 »
Ancestris sous Haiku montre les ancêtres français de mon gendre Stefan.
Merci Zurga, merci MrEntropy!

ENGLISH / Ancestris for Haiku?
« on: October 11, 2020, 06:10:30 »
A question from me in the Haiku forum ( and an answer to it:

    Question from Polli (me):
Despite the availability of OpenJDK + NetBeans for Haiku, the software has yet to be "rebuilt" in order to use it with Haiku. This is probably even required "within" the various Linux distributions
    Reply from un_spacyar:
No. If the Java app is distributed as a JAR package, all you need to do is open a terminal and type:
java -jar <filename>

This command can be included in a simple .sh script and then run the app by double-clicking it.

    My question here on the Ancestris forum:
So can I forget a 'simple' use of Ancestris on Haiku?

Thanks for an answer!

ENGLISH / Can I graph the scenario below using Ancestris?:
« on: August 08, 2020, 17:36:14 »
Wie ich mein eigener Großvater wurde

Als ich die Mitte der Dreißig erreicht hatte, heiratete ich eine Witwe, die etwas älter war als ich und die bereits eine erwachsene Tochter hatte. Mein Vater, verliebte sich in meine Stieftochter und heiratete sie wenig später.
Ich war etwas verblüfft, als ich mir klar darüber wurde, dass mein Vater nun mein Schwiegersohn geworden war und meine Stieftochter jetzt auch meine Mutter war, denn sie war ja die Frau meines Vaters.
Einige Zeit später bekam meine Frau einen Sohn, der gleichzeitig Schwager meines Vaters wurde, denn er war ja der Bruder seiner Frau.
Ich erschrak bei dem Gedanken, dass er nicht nur mein Sohn, sondern auch mein Onkel war, denn er war ja der Bruder meiner Schwiegermutter, also der Frau meines Vaters, die die Tochter meiner Frau war.
Bald darauf bekam meine Schwiegermutter, also die Frau meines Vaters, die übrigens nicht nur meine Stiefmutter war, sondern zugleich auch meine Stieftochter, ebenfalls einen Sohn, der dadurch zu meinem Bruder wurde, er war nämlich der Sohn meines Vaters, gleichzeitig aber auch mein Enkelkind, denn er war ja der Sohn der Tochter meiner Frau.
Meine Frau wurde dadurch meine Großmutter, denn Sie war ja meines Bruders Großmutter. Ich bin also nicht nur der Mann meiner Frau, sondern auch ihr Enkel, denn ich bin ja der Bruder des Sohnes ihrer Tochter.
Da aber bekanntlich der Mann der Großmutter Großvater (oder Opa) heißt, tja... bin ich nun also mein eigener Opa.

Gefunden im Internet (, kennt jemand das Original?

Auf diese Frage antwortete am 15.10.2010 Bernhard Wädekin: "Ja: Lonzo and Oscar ... beide sangen 1947 den Song I'm my own grandpa. Die Inspiration soll von einer Anekdote von Mark Twain gekommen sein. Ältere Quellen sollen bis 1822 zurückgehen.

ENGLISH / Peter Hochreiter... The German translator ...
« on: June 07, 2020, 11:40:17 »
Peter Hochreiter ...
The German translator ...

Does he (still) exist or is his name with a photo a placeholder?
When was the last time he were active?

I miss a German user guidance very painfully!
How should I make the switch (from another genealogy software) to Ancestris without knowledge of English?

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