New Version of Personal Ancestral File
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“New Version of Personal Ancestral File,” Ensign, Mar. 1995, 79

New Version of Personal Ancestral File®

The Church’s Family History Department has announced Release 2.31 of Personal Ancestral File for MS-DOS computers. This upgrade version corrects defects discovered in Release 2.3.

A complimentary update package is being mailed to all individuals who purchased Release 2.3. Those expecting this update should allow three weeks for delivery. Purchasers of earlier versions may contact Family History Software (801-240-2584) to ask about update packages.

Persons doing family history work can use Personal Ancestral File to compile and organize genealogical information. In addition to all functions of Release 2.3, the new version includes the following enhancements:

  • From “Automatic Match/Manual Merge,” a user can edit an individual’s information or notes. The user can also see the final merged record and edit information it contains before moving to the next match.

  • The marriage-date field now accepts the term Not Married, and the LDS ordinance fields accept the term Pre-1970.

  • The death-date field now accepts the terms Dead, Infant, Stillborn, and Child.

  • Installation procedures have been simplified.

The new version requires 640K of memory to run optimally, and it requires a hard disk.

Complete Personal Ancestral File Release 2.31 packages are available for $35 at the Salt Lake Distribution Center, 1999 West 1700 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84104. The center’s toll-free number for the United States and Canada is 1-800-537-5950.