What's new in Heredis 2019?

Discover the new features of Heredis genealogy software’s latest version.

Location Tree

Visually identify the whereabouts of your ancestors! In the blink of an eye, discover the location of your roots thanks to our color-coded location tree.
Display the birth cities, counties, states/provinces or countries of your ancestors and offer this masterwork to your relatives: all you have to do is print the location tree!

  • City
  • County
  • State/Province
  • Country


Dive into your ancestors’ everyday life: household composition, occupation and status of each family member, nationality, home address, and even, at times, detailed data on their religion…

Get a new input grid adapted to population censuses and fully customizable !

  • Where did your ancestors use to live? Who lived under their roof? Did they have servants?
  • A must-have tool if you are working on writing a family history.
  • Heredis helps you create new persons as well as the links between them.
  • Track the family evolution over time.

Custom Reports

Edit amazing fully-customizable reports and export them to Microsoft® Excel or CSV format, even directly from Smart Search… 4 models are available: Ancestors, Descendants, Persons, and Events.

  • Fully Customizable
    Select and format the data you wish to include in your report.

  • Savable Models
    Save your custom report to preserve its settings and be able to go back to it at a later time.

  • Keep your reports handy
    Leave several reports open at the same time and work simultaneously on your genealogy: your reports will be updated all along, based on the information you are adding to your tree. A much more comfortable way to work!

Plus improvements, as always...

Many improvements to make your life easier: new maps, summaries, XXL Family, resetting your preferences, automatic license activation…


New maps by OpenStreetMap® are displayed under every tab.
You can modify the map background, display/hide the mini-map under the Migrations tab, and easily move around.
Heredis will display the outline of cities, when available.
The Migrations feature now allows a dynamic and unlimited numbering of events displayed, no more limited to 25.


Summaries are better and improved with new data and features.
Foldable panels allow you to customize and save your display options so that only useful data is visible.


Display the modifications history of the person linked to the primary person.

XXL Family

Visualize the primary person’s family, including parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, spouses, children, grandchildren… as well as relatives who might have spent time by his/her side. Display an additional generation of descendants: great-grandchildren. Hide or display silhouettes and media.

Managing your installations

By connecting to your Heredis account, your license is now automatically activated. You are still allowed to use the Heredis software on 3 personal computers. From now on, if you no longer use Heredis on one of your computers, you are given the option to detach the license assigned to this computer and install it on another computer.


Our developers have been very attentive to your feedback on the various bugs you may have experienced. Numerous corrections have been made on the 2019 version!
This version has been widely optimized and solves a few slowness issues, among other improvements.

A few corrections examples on the Windows version

  • New UTF-8 management will allow you to display and to enter special characters from other alphabets: Arabic, Cyrillic, Hindu, Chinese, Russian… in short, you foreign ancestors will be able to express themselves!

  • The presentation of usage reports has changed in all Indexes.

  • The Places Index now shows the gender icon in the usage list.

  • Under Preferences, the limitation on comments has been removed.

A few corrections examples on the Mac version

  • Events: a confirmation message pops up if you add a source that has already been linked to an event.

  • The Media Index has a new filter available for Occupations media.

  • Intuitive data entry is even more intuitive: from now on, Heredis-supplied places that contain the word « at » are found as soon as you type these two letters.

  • A new icon is available in the upper-left corner of the notes editing window to show you whether the note is private or not.  


  • Location tree
  • Census
  • Custom reports
  • Summaries upgraded
  • New maps by OpenStreetMap®
  • FamilySearch upgraded
  • XXL family optimized
  • Managing your installations

System requirements


  • Windows 7 to Windows 10
  • 500 MB disk space required
  • screen 1024×700 minimum
  • Internet connection for research, publishing, integrated maps and Dashboard
  • Local administrator account


  • El Capitan (10.11), Sierra (10.12), High Sierra (10.13), Mojave (10.14)
  • 500 MB disk space required
  • Screen 1366×768 minimum
  • Internet connection for research, publishing, integrated maps and Dashboard

Heredis works better with

  • Windows 10
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • SSD hard disk
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • SSD hard disk

Heredis 2018

15 February 2018
Heredis 2018 is the fruit of several months of collaborative work with our North American users. In fact, we are routinely scheduling workshops where new ideas can emerge and specific genealogical needs be voiced… More than ever before, the new features of Heredis 2018 are the results of research and development efforts we carried out in close association with our American and Anglo-Saxon users. These users run genealogical societies, they are computer scientists, or they are the ones helping out other users on forums, among other activities. The 2018 version was born through the sharing of their experience: thanks to them, Heredis genealogy software is now fully adapted to the needs of American genealogists.

Heredis 2017

31 January 2017

The major developments:

  • Dashboard
  • File Info
  • Statistics
  • Search tracking
  • Smart Search
  • Serial Editing
  • Search / Replace
  • New Books Written
  • File Sharing
  • Enhancements

Heredis 2015

15 June 2015
Online Archives: Capture Tool – Direct Input in Software Tool Photos: Photo album – Photo retouching – Face capture tool and signed signatures Group photos with captions: online albums on Heredis Online + group photo printing Entering Shared Events Geographical distribution: International maps Watch the New Features video

Heredis 2014

16 October 2013
Extended family – A new perspective on the family Migrations – Family movements on interactive maps Search Help Research Assistant with Life Line Online search tools targeted at sites like Heredis Online, Ancestry, Family Search … Branch Management Search for links common Ancestors, relationships, other links Heredis Online – Publish your trees with a single account Free access to the Heredis Online database: 300 million pieces of data
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