Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Genealogy's Star: PAF is not dead -- yet: ". . . . with today's higher standards, especially in the area of source citations, I must say that PAF is very much lacking in desirable features.
For example, PAF provides the ability to cite a source only for selected events, none of the events entitled 'Other' such as Title, Married Name, Nickname, Cause of Death etc. have source links. Also, there are no source links for common dates, like Death, Burial, Birth and Christening. The link is on the place field which makes the unfounded assumption that both the place and date records were obtained from the same source.

I could go on and on with issues with the program, but either you recognize its limitations and are willing to live with them, or you are oblivious to the limitations.

It is interesting that many of the newer programs preserve this lack of distinction between dates and places, possibly passing on their relationship to the PAF program." - Family History and Genealogy Records
Personal Ancestral File (PAF) is a free genealogy and family history program. PAF allows you to quickly and easily collect, organize and share your family history and genealogy information.
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