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'''Software: Personal Ancestral File'''<br>  
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[[Image:Paf.jpg|thumb|right]]Personal Ancestral File (PAF) is a Windows-based genealogical management program for home computers. This program helps users organize their family history records. It can produce, either on screen or on paper, pedigree charts, family group records, and other reports.
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<br>[https://familysearch.org/products/ Personal Ancestral File Version 5] (English)<br> Also available in;<br> 中文 (Chinese) <br>Deutsch (German)<br>日本語 (Japanese)<br>한국어 (Korean)<br>Svenska (Swedish)<br>
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[https://familysearch.org/products/ Personal Ancestral File Version 4] (English)<br> Also available in;<br> Français (French)<br>Deutsch (German)<br>Português (Portuguese)<br>Español (Spanish)
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'''Beginning July 15, 2013, PAF will be retired and will no longer be available for download or support. '''For full details and for information on alternative products, please visit http://familysearch.org/PAF.
  
 
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<br>'''Basic Forms and Charts'''<br>  
 
<br>'''Basic Forms and Charts'''<br>  
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp?page=/eng/getstarted/index.asp How Do I Start?&nbsp;]<br>
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[https://familysearch.org/ask/gettingStarted Getting Started]<br>  
 
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A one-page guide outlining the four basic steps to starting your family history research. Also includes a blank family tree with space to fill in information about your ancestors.<br>
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[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp?page=/eng/getstarted/index.asp Pedigree Chart]<br>
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A blank chart with space to fill in names, dates, and places for four generations of your family. <br>
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[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp?page=/eng/getstarted/index.asp Family Tree Pedigree Chart]<br>
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A colorful tree with places for photos of four generations of your family.<br>  
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[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/b/b1/Family_Group_Record_blank_side_1.png Family Group Sheet]  
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A [http://broadcast.lds.org/eLearning/fhd/Community/en/Getting%20Started%20Pages/gettingStarted.pdf guide] outlining the three basic steps to starting your family history research. <br>
  
A blank form with space to list information about a husband, wife, and their children.<br>  
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A [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/76/Pedigree_Chart_SOS.pdf Pedigree Chart] with space to fill in names, dates, and places for four generations of your family. <br>
  
[[Media:Research_Log.pdf|Research Log]]<br>  
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A [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/b/b1/Family_Group_Record_blank_side_1.png Family Group Sheet] with space to list information about a husband, wife, and their children.<br>  
  
A blank form that allows you to keep track of your family history research. You can write down list of sources you have searched and what you find.&nbsp;<br><br>
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A [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/50/Research_Log.pdf Research Log] that allows you to keep track of your family history research. You can write down list of sources you have searched and what you find. <br><br>  
  
 
'''Finding Records of Your Ancestors '''<br>  
 
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This series of guides provides a step-by-step instructions for finding your ancestors.<br>  
 
This series of guides provides a step-by-step instructions for finding your ancestors.<br>  
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/1/18/Finding_Records_of_Your_Ancestors_England_1837_To_1901.pdf Finding Records of Your Ancestors: England 1837 To 1901]<br>  
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[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Europe/England.pdf Research Outline for England]<br>  
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/3/35/Finding_Records_of_Your_Ancestors_Scotland_1855_To_1901.pdf Finding Records of Your Ancestors: Scotland 1855 To 1901]  
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[[Media:Finding_Records_of_Your_Ancestors_Scotland_1855_To_1901.pdf|Finding Records of Your Ancestors: Scotland 1855 To 1901]]  
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/docs/Finding_Records_Finland_36687.pdf Finding Records of Your Ancestors: Finland]  
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[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Scandinavia/Finland.pdf Research Outline for Finland]  
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/RG/images/36928_AfricanAmerQG05.pdf African American Quick Guide pdf]  
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[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Quick_Guide_to_African_American_Records African American Quick Guide]  
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/RG/images/36367_africanamer2_color.pdf Finding Records of Your Ancestors: African American 1870 To Present] <br>  
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[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/finding-records-of-your-ancestors-1870-present/155 Finding Records of Your Ancestors: African American 1870 To Present] <br>  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 12:58, 21 January 2015

FamilySearch offers many helpful documents and products to help you with your family history research. Here is a list of the materials that are available to download for free.


Software


Beginning July 15, 2013, PAF will be retired and will no longer be available for download or support. For full details and for information on alternative products, please visit http://familysearch.org/PAF.


Basic Forms and Charts

Getting Started

A guide outlining the three basic steps to starting your family history research.

A Pedigree Chart with space to fill in names, dates, and places for four generations of your family.

A Family Group Sheet with space to list information about a husband, wife, and their children.

A Research Log that allows you to keep track of your family history research. You can write down list of sources you have searched and what you find.

Finding Records of Your Ancestors

This series of guides provides a step-by-step instructions for finding your ancestors.

Research Outline for England

Finding Records of Your Ancestors: Scotland 1855 To 1901

Research Outline for Finland

African American Quick Guide

Finding Records of Your Ancestors: African American 1870 To Present


 

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