PAF and Other Genealogy Software

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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)''' 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].  
  
 
FamilySearch provides support for PAF. You can call support at 1-866-406-1830 or email [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org].  
 
FamilySearch provides support for PAF. You can call support at 1-866-406-1830 or email [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org].  
  
== Other Genealogy Software ==  
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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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== 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]]

Revision as of 16:32, 21 June 2013

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 ldschurchtemples.com.

FamilySearch provides support for PAF. You can call support at 1-866-406-1830 or email support@familysearch.org.


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.

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.