Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Got the PAF Blues? RM has the answer

Devoted Personal Ancestral File (PAF) users have been set adrift by the announcement[1] from FamilySearch that PAF will no longer be supported. This is really nothing new, since the genealogy management software hasn't been updated in 11 years. 

Now RootsMagic offers a free RootsMagic for PAF Users: A Quick Start Guide, downloadable in ebook and .pdf versions. PAF users are assured that their family history information is directly imported by RootsMagic seamlessly, without worries of anything like GEDCOM's faulty data loss or scrambling. RootsMagic is a FamilySearch Certified software program that integrates with FamilySearch.org. On page 10 we find a comparison of PAF and RootsMagic options.

Screen shot: from page 10, RootsMagic for PAF Users.

 BRILLIANT idea, RootsMagic. This 16 page publication is a MARVELOUS way to address the worries and fears of devoted PAF users.

RootsMagic for PAF Users
(c) 2013 RootsMagic, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
PO Box 465, Springville, Utah 84663
Available for immediate download at: 

The software itself is available at:

[1] David Pugmire, “Personal Ancestral File (PAF) is Discontinued,” The FamilySearch Blog, posted 21 June 2013 (https://familysearch.org/blog/en/personal-ancestral-file-is-discontinued/: accessed 21 June 2013).

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
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