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Thank you for your help and for pointing me in the direction of the GedArt sheets!

I have started playing around with the "mymodel" example and have a close approximation of what I'm looking for.  (Attached)

I think the "Resources by Individual" Report is coming along nicely.

Question: Is there a way to get the system to report ALL sources of an individual without having to call and print each source?

For example, in my "indisheet" to produce the attached report, I am printing out birth, baptism and death records:


Is there a way to grab ALL sources at once?  I tried the following (but I'm obviously doing something wrong; nothing prints):

   #if ($item.getProperty("SOUR"))
      #foreach ($source in $item.getProperties("SOUR"))

If there is no way to grab all sources: where can I get a list of the GedCom properties in Ancestris that may contain sources so I can list them all? Also:  Is there a way to get rid of the word "source" before each source?  I'd like to simply bullet the list, if possible. (And if I can omit duplicates, even better!)

The harder report, I believe, will be printing individual by source. Is that even possible? If not, I may be able to leverage this report by exporting it to a csv and using pivot tables in excel. That may mean printing each persons name on the same line as the source: duplicative for html, but okay for csv, I think.  Thoughts?

If I can manage these two reports, I can ditch the other program I am using and only use Ancestris!

Thank you again!



Good Day!

Thank you for this wonderful program! I appreciate all the hard work!

Question 1:  how would you add a second burial for a person? For example, a young man who was shot in Europe during the war and buried in France.  Then, several years later (once the war was over) was dug up and transferred back to  his home country and interred with his family.

Question 2: Is there a way to print a report of people who have sources attached to events, as well as those events? 


Source Report

Doe, Jane (DOB - )
- Birth Cert 2
- Marriage Invitation

Doe, John (DOB, DOD)
- Birth Cert 1
- Diploma
- Marriage Invitation
- Death Cert

I would also love to print the reverse report by source, with all the people attached listed:

Report 2

Birth Cert 1
- Doe, John

Birth Cert 2
- Doe, Jane

Marriage Invitation
- Doe, Jane
- Doe, John

I am using a secondary program to compile these two reports, but the info is already in Ancestris, and if I could get it out, my record-keeping time would be cut in half.  The "List of Individuals Events" is a great start, but not quite enough for what I need.

Thank you for your help!



Thank you for all of your help.

I've installed Version 11 and experienced the same behavior. 

To test the "bug," I removed the sources from the repository.  Once I did that, and attached the sources to another entity, the perplexing behavior ceased.  So: I'm just going to remove all my sources from the repository, and not use the repository feature at this time.

Again, thank you very much for your prompt responses. (Apologies for my delayed one.)  :)

ENGLISH / Re: Ancestris Behavior When Attaching Sources? Confused
« on: February 03, 2021, 14:33:09 »

Thank you for the prompt reply.

I tried the Aries editor this morning, and achieve the same perplexing behavior using it.  I'm using Ancestris version 10 on a Windows 10 Home OS.

Can I install Ancestris 11 side-by-side with 10? Or should I uninstall and re-install 11?



ENGLISH / Ancestris Behavior When Attaching Sources? Confused
« on: February 02, 2021, 19:30:11 »

New user here. Thank you for such a fantastic program.

I am having a bit of difficulty attaching sources, and am wondering if I'm "doing it wrong."

I have created a repository, according to the directions in the Ancestris Help Guide.  To populate the repository, I've attached sources that I'd already created.

Now, if I want to use those sources again for another individual, or again on the same do I do this?  What I have been doing is clicking on the "Add a Source" button (plus sign), and then searching for the source in the pop-up box, and choosing it.  However, this seems cumbersome. The window only shows 2 or 3 sources at most (because of the media image), so I find myself typing long strings into the search filter box. With many sources, it's a lot to scroll through 2 or 3 at a time.  I can see this problem growing as time moves on.

So.. questions:

1 - is there an easier way to add sources?
2 - Also: how does one attach additional sources? For example, I may have a birth certificate as well as a marriage certificate, both of which verify date of birth. How do I attach both?

And this is the strange behavior I'm observing.  (This behavior did not begin until I created a repository and added the source I'm attaching.)

a - I create a new person in the genealogy, example, a daughter, using the Cygnus editor. The entity table is showing individuals.
b - I click the 'Add a Source Button' - the pop up window appears. I search for a source which happens to be inside a repository
c - I select the source. the pop up window closes. I'm returned to the individual Cygnus window.
d - Click OK.

Once "OK" is clicked, the Cygnus window for the individual disappears and is replaced by a Cygnus window for the Source Entity.  (Attached)

3 - What do I do with this window?  I can close it. But then I have to go back to the Individuals in the Entity Table and re-select my ancestor to get back to where I started before attaching the source.  Is this the correct behavior?

Regrettably:  This behavior is now happening whenever I enter any source, whether it's inside a repository or not.

Editing Sources

I've learned that I need to use the GEDCOM editor if I need to edit a source.

4 - What is the difference between the "TITL" and "TEXT" tags?  Should both be populated? Are they used differently in different reports (thereby making it important to complete both fields?)

5 - Regarding repositories:  How are they used by Ancestris, other than by adding an additional container for data? 

Thank you very much for your help!


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