Personal Ancestral File

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PAF is a genealogy program useful to help you store family history records
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Wilson I have used PAF for so long, it's the best and when I upgraded my computer, I forgot to back up and lost everything, I was so annoyed. This program is the best I've come across. Here's hoping I can get the ball rolling again once the file becomes available for windows 10.

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Heather Can't download it for Windows 10 , have been using it for years and want to download it to new computer which has no CD so can't use the cd's I have and keeps going to other software like family tree

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Darryl Jones I've been using this program to compile my family tree for the past 20 years. Can't imagine doing all this with out it!

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Linda I miss using this program, it really was a good full database. It had use of Gedcoms to connect with other users, and it was the best I have used in more than 3 decades of Genealogy work.

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chekwriter Have had the program since day one, PAF 0. back before 1989. Is a great program. just needs to have it updated to work with all the WINDOWS up dates and various browsers that have come down the pike. (11 18 2019)

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Brian The simplest and the best program

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Jerry Faragalli I've been using the PAF program, as well as the resources at the LDS libraries, for many years.

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Dan So easy to use, great focused search capabilities

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Stephanie I love the PAF program, and I also like that program over any other's I have tried. Is there a place on the internet to still get the 5.2 version? Or would someone that still has it be willing to send me a copy of the .exe file?

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Stacy I've used this program for years. When the church stopped supporting it I tried others, but they are so overly complicated needlessly that I always end up going back. It doesn't list Windows 7 as compatible, but it runs perfectly on Windows 7.

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Chris I published two major multi-volume genealogies with PAF and is still using it after many years.

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Kaz Thompson So easy to use and have used for many years. I have tried other programs, but they are more complicated & hard to follow. Love the paf5.2 & give it a 5 star!

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Rory Does anyone know if it's possible to install PAF 4 on Windows 10? I have the original PADF setup file from 1999. Or download it (I know LDS don't existany more). Or v5. As a last resort, is there anyone whom I could send a PAF file to?

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chekwriter Have been using 5.1 since it ever came out. No real problems, just my computers have been having problems, not enough memory on them.. It works for me for being a non LDS researcher.

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Kay Because I have used it for years and it has been marvellous but something has gone wrong with my copy and I need it for my 30000 names I have recorded.

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Wolfgang van der Grinten Where can I download PAF 5?

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