Personal Ancestral File (PAF) Tutorial Updated

May 10, 2006

According to, the Personal Ancestral File (PAF) tutorial at BYU has been updated. This is probably the most comprehensive and up-to-date PAF tutorial available.

Online PAF Tutorial –

March 16, 2006

Those of you using Personal Ancestral File (PAF) for your genealogy research, or even those just thinking about it, there is a new online tutorial for PAF, located at It’s incredibly comprehensive, has flash-based demonstrations/tutorials (with audio) as well as step-by-step tutorials, and it walks you through all of the views you would typically encounter while using PAF. Even if you use, and are familiar with PAF, you might still find some of the tutorials helpful. It was created for a family history/genealogy class at Brigham Young University, but they have generously made it available for anyone to use, at no charge.

Source: Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

DearMYRTLE’s Family History Hour – PAF Compaion 5.2

January 12, 2006

This week’s DearMYRTLE’s Family History Hour features a discussion with Pierre Cloutier concerning PAF Companion 5.2, the charting companion to Personal Ancestral File. DearMYRTLE’s Family History Hour is a genealogy-oriented podcast (that doesn’t mean you need an iPod, you can download the file and listen to it on your computer).

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