Personal Ancestral File (PAF) was a free genealogy software program provided by FamilySearch, a website operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It allowed users to enter names, dates, citations and source information into a database, and sort and search the genealogical data, print forms and charts, and share files with others in GEDCOM format. PAF also linked images and other media files to individual records.
What happened? After JULY 15, 2013, FamilySearch no longer offers PAF downloads or support.
Why it happened? Advances in technology, strong alternatives from third parties, and the need to focus on the latest FamilySearch initiatives have diminished the need for PAF as part of the FamilySearch offering.
How do you move to another software program? It’s easy. FamilySearch recommends that you choose one of the following free, third-party products that have each been certified to work with FamilySearch and the Family Tree.
If you want to move forward without PAF then click on the following link for more information. http://FamilySearch.org/PAF
However, if you want to keep using PAF – we can and will help you! We have worked with PAF since it began back in its old DOS days. We founded Personal Ancestral File – Lincoln Users Group (PAF-LUG) that operated until 2013 as well as conducted PAF classes for many years. We have moved onto FamilySearch and PAF-LUG is no longer active but this is the historic website: http://paf-lug.blogspot.com/
For those that still want PAF support – CampCo will provide that support for you – just ask. We can convert your PAF file into a GEDCOM and upload it for you to FamilySearch. We can run a comparison of the names in your PAF file and update those with your information into the FamilySearch Family Tree.
We truly are experts in PAF and will help you solve any problems you might have with your PAF files. You can download a FREE copy of PAF from here: http://tiny.cc/PAF-Download
If you need Help, Support, and Fixes with Personal Ancestral File – contact us by sending us a request at FamilyHistoryFree@gmail.com and we will do everything in our power to help you with your PAF problems.