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Family Historian 6 Serial Number

Family Historian 6 Serial Number: A Complete Guide for Genealogists

Family Historian 6 is a powerful and easy-to-use genealogy software that helps you create beautiful family trees, charts, reports, and books. It also lets you access online databases, such as Ancestry and FamilySearch, and import and export data in various formats.

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But to enjoy all the features of Family Historian 6, you need a valid serial number. A serial number is a unique code that identifies your copy of the software and allows you to activate it. Without a serial number, you can only use the software in trial mode for 30 days.

So how do you get a Family Historian 6 serial number? And what do you do if you lose it? In this article, we will answer these questions and provide some tips on how to use your serial number effectively.

How to Get a Family Historian 6 Serial Number

There are two ways to get a Family Historian 6 serial number: by buying the software online or by buying a boxed or CD version of the software.

If you buy the software online from the Family Historian website, you will receive an email with your serial number after completing the payment. The email will also contain a download link and instructions on how to install and activate the software. You should keep this email safe and print a copy of it for future reference.

If you buy a boxed or CD version of the software from Amazon or from a reseller, you will find your serial number inside the box or on the CD sleeve. The serial number will consist of two lines of codes that look like this:



You will need to rearrange these codes to get your proper serial number. To do this, copy the whole thing to a word processor or text editor, and insert the entire group from the first line into the second line, after the first character on the second line. Then insert an additional hyphen after what is now the sixth character, to evenly split the code into five groups of six characters/numbers (with no spaces anywhere). So your code should now read:


This is your Family Historian 6 serial number. You should write it down and keep it in a safe place.

How to Activate Family Historian 6 with Your Serial Number

Once you have your serial number, you can activate your copy of Family Historian 6 by following these steps:

  • Run the software and click on Help > Activate Product.

  • Enter your name and email address in the fields provided.

  • Enter your serial number in the field provided. Make sure you enter it exactly as it appears, with no spaces or extra characters.

  • Click on Activate.

  • You should see a message confirming that your product has been activated successfully.

You can also activate your product online by visiting and entering your details there.

How to Find Your Family Historian 6 Serial Number if You Lose It

If you lose your serial number, don't panic. There are ways to retrieve it depending on how you bought the software.

If you bought the software online from the Family Historian website, you can find your serial number in the email that was sent to you when you purchased it. If you can't find that email, you can contact and provide them with your name and email address that you used when buying the software. They should be able to resend you your serial number.

If you bought a boxed or CD version of the software from Amazon or from a reseller, and you still have a working copy of the old version of the software installed on a computer, you can use the following instructions to retrieve your serial number:

  • Right-click on the Family Historian icon on your desktop and select Properties.

  • There should be an input box labelled 'Target' which will look similar to this:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Family Historian\Program\fh.exe"

  • Add a space and the word 'info' (without the quotes) to the end of the line (after the closing double quote) to give:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Family Historian\Program\fh.exe" info

  • Click OK and then double-click on the icon to run Family Historian.

  • A window labelled 'INFO' will appear with the text "This program is registered to:" followed by codes on two lines. You can use the mouse to highlight the codes and hit CTRL-C to copy them to the clipboard. Then paste them into Notepad to save a copy.

  • Once you have retrieved your codes, follow the instructions above on how to rearrange them into your proper serial number.

Once you have completed the process and verified your license, right-click on the Family Historian icon on your desktop once again, and again select Properties. Remove the word "info" from

  • the end of the line in the 'Target' box, and press OK.

Tips on How to Use Your Family Historian 6 Serial Number Effectively

Here are some tips on how to use your Family Historian 6 serial number effectively:

  • Keep your serial number in a safe and accessible place. You may need it if you reinstall the software, upgrade to a new version, or move to a new computer.

  • Do not share your serial number with anyone else. It is for your personal use only and can only be activated on one computer at a time.

  • If you change your computer or operating system, you may need to deactivate your serial number on the old computer before activating it on the new one. To do this, go to Help > Deactivate Product and follow the instructions.

  • Make sure you update your software regularly to get the latest features and bug fixes. You can check for updates by going to Help > Check for Updates.


Features of Family Historian 6

Family Historian 6 is not just a tool for creating family trees. It also offers many features that can help you explore, analyze, and share your family history. Here are some of the features that make Family Historian 6 stand out:

  • Diagrams: You can create and customize a variety of diagrams, such as ancestor, descendant, hourglass, fan, and all relatives diagrams. You can also create smart trees and wall charts that can span multiple pages and show hundreds of people. You can set the style, layout, and content of your diagrams, and print them or save them as PDF files.

  • Pictures and Media: You can add pictures and other media files to your family tree, and link them to individuals, families, or facts. You can also add frame links to highlight faces or other details in your pictures. You can view and manage all your media files in the Media Window, and create slideshows or scrapbooks.

  • Sources: You can record your sources for every piece of information in your family tree, and cite them using templates based on international standards. You can also attach images of source documents, such as certificates or census records, to your sources.

  • Web Search, Web Hints, and Web Clipping: You can search the Internet for your ancestors using the Web Search Window, which is a complete web browser in a window. You can also get automatic hints from Findmypast and MyHeritage databases when matches are found for your relatives. You can then view the matches in a web page and confirm or reject them. You can also extract text and pictures from the Internet and add them to your family tree using the Web Clipping Capability.

  • Places, Maps, and Timelines: You can record the places where your ancestors lived and events occurred, and view them on a map using the Map Window. You can also view family movements over time using the Time Slider. You can choose any combination of people and events, and filter on event types. You can also create timelines for your ancestors that show historical events alongside their personal events.

Benefits of Using Family Historian 6

Family Historian 6 is a great choice for anyone who wants to discover and document their family history. Here are some of the benefits of using Family Historian 6:

  • It is easy to use and learn. You can start building your family tree in minutes, and access a lot of support documentation and tutorials if you need help.

  • It is flexible and customizable. You can enter any type of information you want, and create custom facts, attributes, queries, reports, plugins, etc. You can also change the appearance and behavior of the program to suit your preferences.

  • It is powerful and comprehensive. You can create rich and detailed family trees with unlimited people, facts, sources, media files, notes, etc. You can also perform advanced analysis and research using various tools and features.

  • It is compatible and portable. You can import and export data in GEDCOM format, which is the standard format for genealogy software. You can also create books, booklets, websites, CDs, DVDs, etc., to share your family history with others.


In this article, we have learned what a Family Historian 6 serial number is, how to get it, how to activate it, how to find it if you lose it, and how to use it effectively. We have also explored some of the features and benefits of Family Historian 6, a powerful and easy-to-use genealogy software that can help you create and share your family history. If you are interested in Family Historian 6, you can download a free 30-day trial from the Family Historian website and see for yourself what it can do. We hope you have enjoyed this article and found it useful. Happy researching! d282676c82

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