Personal Ancestral File

Personal Ancestral File

Average User Rating:
4.2
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.1.12
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
May 25, 2001
Price:
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Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/NT/2000
Total Downloads:
19,335
Downloads Last Week:
3
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Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000

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  • 5 stars

    "Good solid program."

    October 25, 2013   |   By Big_Gene

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Meets all standards. Free is also good.

    Cons

    Hasn't been updated for several years.

    Summary

    A good program to start with, soon to be retired.

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  • 1 stars

    "dont touch this downlode"

    April 08, 2013   |   By zedrider

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    the program is good . just find it some where else

    Cons

    the programs fine as it should be but the download is full of junk games and it adds a tool bar and changes your home page . not wht i exspect from Cnet . very disapointing

    Summary

    needs to be checked and sorted asap . paf is a free program it shouldent have any add ons .

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  • 5 stars

    "Awesome Program for Beginners and Experienced Alike"

    March 27, 2012   |   By MacAtk66

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    So very simple to use!
    GEDCOM files easily Imported & Exported.
    Website Creator to place your work online

    Cons

    If I had to gig this program on something, it'd be the HTML Output. Though I like(!!) that it produces an easy HTML for you to upload to a hosting site, the resulting structure of the site is only OK and can be a bit confusing to navigate.

    Summary

    My original thinking was that I would build my genealogical file before joining a Pay-for-Use site like Ancestry.com®. But now that I've been working with this program, I have no interest in paying all that money (MAN is that an expensive site!) for what I've built on my own. And you have to be very careful what you find in the webosphere! I've found a lot of conflicting information about family members I've known personally, like wrong DOB's, DOD's and especially misspelled names.

    Though I have a basic (more than beginner but far from! expert) knowledge of computers & web design, and never having done genealogy work before my father's passing in 2010, I found this program very detail oriented and totally simple to use. It takes a bit of use to get your head around it's logic (not unlike most any program) but it's very intuitive and now that I've been using it for about a year, I really think it's terrific! Though as referenced above, the website HTML output is only OK and am now looking for something else, that I can import my GEDCOM file, to produce a cleaner, less confusing website.

    Regardless of that, the program is really terrific and simple to use. You just can't go wrong for the price (FREE!). And will be hard-pressed to find much better, even with the programs that cost you money.

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  • 5 stars

    "If not the Best at what it does have yet to find better"

    February 18, 2012   |   By don544

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Easy to use , simple straight forward user interface.
    Great built in tools and links to resources.
    Out performs any paid for software I have ever tried.
    It is free.
    I have been using since first version came out and even that one was good.

    Cons

    Only one that I have is same for every one, needs a portable version so I can use at the library if I do not happen to have the laptop with me, a pocket keychain usb version that I could use from the machines in the library.
    But that is more a wish than a con.

    Summary

    You can not go wrong by using this product, it does what it was designed for in a very easy to use manner.

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  • 5 stars

    "Simple, easy to use; you'll never need another program!"

    March 11, 2010   |   By tdfugere

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    It's so simple and easy to use, whether you're a beginner or advanced level genealogist. It's intuitive, with tools for all levels of user.

    Cons

    There hasn't been an update to this in a number of years. I wish they'd add a couple of things - a tag that would eliminate error messages for twins/triplets is the first one that comes to mind.

    Summary

    There are lots of genealogy programs out there. I've used more than a few. I *always* come back to PAF. It has virtually every tool I need, and my few complaints about the program are minor things that would just increase it's user-friendliness. It's very simple to get started, and doesn't lack for features for the advanced user that wants to create books, charts, and various reports. It allows you to create lists of sources, a virtually library, you can save pictures to an individual's entry; there are date calculators and relationship calculators. There's not a lot of extra, sometimes useless, fluff that comes with other genealogy programs. Every tool included is useful. Best feature of all? It's FREE and always has been.

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