Install or Update FamilyInsight
To install or update FamilyInsight, click on the Download link below. When your browser asks whether you want to Save or Open/Run the file, choose Open/Run. When the download is complete, the installer will run.
FamilyInsight for Windows
Note: This version of FamilyInsight no longer logs into FamilySearch.
Please install updates as they become available. The automatic updates will check for updates and download the latest installer as it becomes available. You should then run that installer when notified that it has been download on your machine.
- You must have Window 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 or 8 to run the latest version of FamilyInsight.
- Please exit Personal Ancestral File (PAF) completely before installing FamilyInsight.
NOTICE: The first time you run FamilyInsight after updating or installing it, you need to be sure your firewall program will allow it to access the Internet. Typically a firewall will pop up a notice that asks if you want to block FamilyInsight. You must change the settings on this popup notice to always allow FamilyInsight to access the internet. If you just click OK, without changing the settings, you may need to manually configure the firewall to allow FamilyInsight to access the Internet.
We recommend that all computers be protected by a firewall.
If you have a new computer or for some reason need to reinstall and your update period has expired, you do not have to extend the update period. You may install an older version that was included in your free update period.
If you need an older version that works on Mac, you can find that to download on the download archive page through the link above. We recommend only using the Mac version with PAF files and with GEDCOMs as it has not been updated to work with the latest Mac family history programs.
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