Occationally, courses are given for users of Familias. One course was held in cooperation with the English Speaking Working Group (ESWG) of the ISFG (May, 2014), the homepage contains slides and information. Several courses following the initiative of the the Euroforgen project has also been held, e.g. the Train-the-trainers courses, the homepages (2013 and 2014) contains useful information to users of Familias 3. In addition, courses arranged by the "trainers" have been held in some of the participating countries. Another course was held in Alcalá, Spain. The homepage contains links to INFORMATION IN SPANISH.

If you have installation problems, or if you have other technical problems, please contact Daniel Kling.

More complex questions, and requests for consultancy work, may be sent to the Familias developers Daniel Kling,
Thore Egeland and Petter Mostad. Commercial payment rates may apply.

File association: To associate files with Familias (works with version 3.1.8 and above): Right click any .fam file, select "Open with" and "Select standard program..." (or similar). Select the tick box "Always use this...". Then select "Browse" and find the way to where you have installed Familias, usually C:\Program (x86)\Familias3\. Select Familias3.exe and you are done! Now you only have to double click .fam files to automatically open them in Familias, truly wonderful!

The CAP test 2015: The case involves a calculation of monozygotic twins. We may indeed perform calculations in Familias, here is one way. Define both the children in Familias with genotype data as indicated in the paper. Open the Blind search interface and search for Direct matches, select to scale versus siblings. Set all parameters to zero, i.e. dropout prob. dropin prob and typing error. The LR should now appear comparing the hypotheses H1: Monozygotic twins versus H2: full siblings. (Even though two twins can actually be half siblings with different fathers we assume that full siblings is the alternative hypothesis in this case).

Daniel Kling

Latest news
- Buy the new Familias book at Elsevier
- Release of Familias 3.2
- Paper on Familias 3 published in FSI Gen.
- Paper on dropouts in kinship applications published in IJLM.
- Paper on the use of the familial searching module in Familias has been published in FSI Gen.
- Hints on the CAP test 2015 available in Help