Get My Ancestors

Version 2009.2.18 is obsolete due to the switch at newFamilySearch to use LDS Account sign-in.  This version no longer works.


Application Details:

Version: 2009.2.18
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.40

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installation using default options.
  • Downloading based on "Me and my ancestors".
  • Downloading based on a user-specified PID (Person ID).
  • Downloading 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 12 generations of ancestors.
  • Saving the PAF file.

What does not

Nothing I tried showed any hint of failure.

Text copy-and-paste did not work, but that's not caused by the application.


What was not tested

  • Did not try disabling including children or children's spouses.
  • Did not try enabling including grandchildren or grandchildren's spouses.
  • Did not try help, because there was no need.
  • Did not try the Go to  button.
  • Did not try stopping a download in progress.

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Did several download-and-save runs of various sizes totaling about four thousand individuals. Average download speed was around 1.3-1.7 seconds per individual. On dense trees, it's probably best to not attempt more than 8 generations of ancestors.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowMandriva 2010.0Mar 07 20101.1.40Yes Yes PlatinumRobert Riches 
ShowMandriva 2010.0Jan 17 20101.1.36Yes Yes PlatinumRobert Riches 
ShowMandriva 2009.0Nov 26 20091.1.33Yes Yes PlatinumRobert Riches 
ShowMandriva 2009.0Sep 27 20091.1.30Yes Yes PlatinumRobert Riches 
CurrentMandriva 2009.0Jul 25 20091.1.26Yes Yes PlatinumRobert Riches 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
19631 Multiple application installations fail after BadMatch error CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

This version is obsolete.

As mentioned in the version description, this version is obsolete and no longer works due to the change at newFamilySearch to use LDS Account sign-in.

AppDB page maintenance has been suspended.

Maintenance of this AppDB page has been suspended, because PAF (the target of the files produced by this application) has been unsupported since about July 15, 2013, which makes this application mostly useless.  A comment was posted in August, 2013 asking whether anyone still uses this application, and there has been no response.

If anyone does use this application, please post a comment.  If anyone does use this application, I'll probably resume regular testing with new versions of Wine.  (If someone else wants to be a maintainer of this page, I won't be opposed.)