When you first download Ancestral Quest the connection to FamilySearch Family Tree is not turned on. To turn them on follow these steps:
Go to Tools and then Preferences:
On the "General" tab that appears, look to the upper-right area of the window, the following options should have a check mark:
Connect with FamilySearch
Place a check mark in the box and click OK to save the changes. Now the ability to link and sync with Family Search has been enabled.
When viewing your database you will see a tree at the end of the name which is clickable into the FamilySearch Family Tree database. You will have to have a FamilySearch account, it is not necessary to be a member of the LDS church to have an account and there is no cost.
Once your individual is linked, the tree changes to a blue tree instead of a clear tree.
Using FamilySearch.org to aid your research can help with locating new family members. This feature can aid you in growing your family tree.