PAF and Other Genealogy Software

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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.  

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.