Ancestry

Installation instructions for Internet Explorer

  1. Depending on the version of Windows you have, Microsoft may need to automatically update some parts of Windows to install the World Archives Project software and the screens you see may be different than those shown below. As a general rule, clicking on Run, Install or Allow buttons will move you forward in the installation process.

  2. IE Security Warning

    Step 1
    Internet Explorer wants to know what you want to do with this file. Click the "Run" button to start the installation.

  3. IE Security Warning

    Step 2 Internet Explorer - Security Warning
    Windows needs to confirm that you really want to install this application. Click the "Run" button to continue.

  4. Step 3 Application Install - Security Warning
    Windows needs to confirm one last time that you want to install this application. Click the "Install" button to continue.

System requirements

Operating System:
Windows XP Home or Professional, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Minimum Computer Speed:
Pentium® or better
Minimum Internal Memory (RAM):
512MB or greater
Display:
1024 x 768 or higher
Connection Speed:
Broadband high-speed internet recommended (DSL, cable, satellite)

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Installation instructions for Firefox

  1. Depending on the version of Windows you have, Microsoft may need to automatically update some parts of Windows to install the World Archives Project software and the screens you see may be different than those shown below. As a general rule, clicking on Run, Install or Allow buttons will move you forward in the installation process.

  2. IE Security Warning

    Step 1 Opening setup.exe
    Firefox needs to save the World Archives Project installer to your computer. Click the "Save File" button to continue.

  3. IE Security Warning

    Step 2 Downloads
    Once the setup file has finished downloading, Click the "Open" link or Double-Click on the Setup.exe file to begin the installation.

  4. Step 3 Application Install - Security Warning
    Windows needs to confirm that you want to install this application. Click the "Install" button to continue.

System requirements

Operating System:
Windows XP Home or Professional, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Minimum Computer Speed:
Pentium® or better
Minimum Internal Memory (RAM):
512MB or greater
Display:
1024 x 768 or higher
Connection Speed:
Broadband high-speed internet recommended (DSL, cable, satellite)

Having problems installing this application?

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Installation instructions for Mac

  1. To install the World Archives Project software, just click the Download button. You will then need to follow the steps outlined below to complete the process.

  2. IE Security Warning

    Step 1:
    File Download. You will see the progress bar in the upper right corner of the browser. When the download is complete click on the icon to view the downloaded file.

  3. IE Security Warning

    Step 2
    An installation notice will pop up asking you to enter your system password to allow the software to install. After entering your password click on the Install Software button.

  4. Step 3
    Click on the .dmg file to access the Keying Tool Application.

  5. Step 4
    To complete the installation process click and drag the keying tool icon to the Applications folder.

  6. Step 5
    Click on the keying tool icon and enter your Ancestry username and password to open the keying tool. Enter your Ancestry username and password to open the keying tool.

System requirements

Operating System:
Mac OS X 10.6 and later, including 10.7 "Lion"
Minimum Computer Speed:
Intel
Minimum Internal Memory (RAM):
1.0 GB or 2.0 GB for Lion
Display:
1024 x 768 or higher
Connection Speed:
Broadband high-speed internet recommended (DSL, cable, satellite)

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