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'''Personal Ancestral File (PAF)''' is a genealogy management software product provided free of charge by FamilySearch. PAF allows users to enter names, dates, source citations, image files and other source information into a database. That information can then be used to print forms and charts, such as family group records, pedigree charts, descendancy charts, and so on. PAF also allows you to share your genealogical files with other researchers using GEDCOM formatted files. It also links image files and media files to individual records. Downloads are available from [[FamilySearch Downloads]].  A complete list of all LDS Temple codes can be found at [http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/codes/ ldschurchtemples.com]. 
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'''Personal Ancestral File (PAF)''' was a genealogy management software product formerly provided free of charge by FamilySearch. Like other genealogy management software, PAF allowed users to enter names, dates, places, source citations and other information into a database, and to print family group records, pedigree charts, descendancy charts, and other reports. PAF also allowed users to share their genealogical files with other researchers using GEDCOM formatted files and to link image and media files to individual records in their database.  
  
FamilySearch provides support for PAF. You can call support at 1-866-406-1830 or email [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org].  
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'''On July 15, 2013, PAF was retired and is no longer available for download or support.''' Current PAF users may continue to use the software on their personal computers or they may prefer to switch to another product. 
  
== Other Genealogy Software ==  
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For full details and for information on alternative products, please visit [http://familysearch.org/PAF http://familysearch.org/PAF].
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== Other Genealogy Software ==
  
 
There are dozens of other commercial genealogical software programs available for purchase. Each of these products provide their own unique approach to gathering, storing and using your data and image files to list sources, share data with others, and create various forms and reports.  
 
There are dozens of other commercial genealogical software programs available for purchase. Each of these products provide their own unique approach to gathering, storing and using your data and image files to list sources, share data with others, and create various forms and reports.  
* To learn more about other genealogy software, visit [http://www.cyndislist.com/software/ Cyndi's List / Software and Computers] section, browse the categories, and visit the different sites.
 
* Many of these products are compatible with FamilySearch.
 
* FamilySearch maintains a list of [https://www.familysearch.org/products FamilySearch-affiliated products].
 
* [[Mac Genealogy Software|Mac Genealogy Software]]
 
* [[Windows Genealogy Software|Windows Genealogy Software]]
 
  
[[Category:Beginners]]
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*To learn more about other genealogy software, visit [http://www.cyndislist.com/software/ Cyndi's List / Software and Computers] section, browse the categories, and visit the different sites.
[[Category:Genealogy Software]]
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*Many of these products are compatible with FamilySearch.
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*FamilySearch maintains a list of [https://www.familysearch.org/products FamilySearch-affiliated products].
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*[[Mac Genealogy Software|Mac Genealogy Software]]
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*[[Windows Genealogy Software|Windows Genealogy Software]]
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[[Category:Beginners]] [[Category:Genealogy_Software]]

Latest revision as of 19:48, 7 April 2014

Personal Ancestral File (PAF) was a genealogy management software product formerly provided free of charge by FamilySearch. Like other genealogy management software, PAF allowed users to enter names, dates, places, source citations and other information into a database, and to print family group records, pedigree charts, descendancy charts, and other reports. PAF also allowed users to share their genealogical files with other researchers using GEDCOM formatted files and to link image and media files to individual records in their database.  

On July 15, 2013, PAF was retired and is no longer available for download or support. Current PAF users may continue to use the software on their personal computers or they may prefer to switch to another product. 

For full details and for information on alternative products, please visit http://familysearch.org/PAF.

Other Genealogy Software

There are dozens of other commercial genealogical software programs available for purchase. Each of these products provide their own unique approach to gathering, storing and using your data and image files to list sources, share data with others, and create various forms and reports.