Ancestral Author Classic Will Be Retired in a Few Years

Our goal is to migrate all useful functionality in Ancestral Author Classic to Ancestral Author Plus, so that Classic users  can upgrade to Plus with minimal effort, and minimal loss of functionality. AA Plus already supports most of the features of AA Classic, plus many extra features not available in AA Classic. The remaining Classic features not yet supported in Plus will be added in the coming months, based primarily on user requests.


The timeline for retiring Ancestral Author Classic is shown in the chart below:

AA Classic Retirement Timeline

In Words:

  • AA Classic will no longer be available for sale after 21 July 2023.
  • But new features will continue to be added, based on requests from existing customers, until 21 July 2024, and bugs will continue to be fixed until a full year after that.
  • We recommend that existing AA Classic customers take advantage of the AA Plus upgrade discount, which allows customers to upgrade to AA Plus for $10.¬† After 21 July 2024, the discount will no longer be available.


By 21 July 2025, Ancestral Author Classic will be completely retired. This doesn’t mean that it will stop working – but there won’t be any further releases after that date.