Personal Ancestral File Available via Internet
September 1999

“Personal Ancestral File Available via Internet,” Ensign, Sept. 1999, 78

Personal Ancestral File Available via Internet

Effective 28 June, the Church began allowing Internet users to make free downloads of Personal Ancestral File® 4.0, a new Windows-based version of the Church’s genealogical management program for home computers. The new software program is available at www.familysearch.org.

PAF 4.0 does not provide actual genealogical data but helps users organize their family history records. The program can produce, in automated or manual form, records for personal family histories as well as charts and logs to help users in their search for missing ancestors.

System requirements for PAF 4.0 include: Windows 95, 98, or NT; an IBM-compatible 486/66 processor (Pentium recommended); 16 MB to 32 MB of RAM; 20 MB of available hard-disk space; and a 256-color display adapter supporting 640x480 screen resolution but optimized for 800x600. PAF 4.0 will also be available on CD-ROM in early 2000 for a nominal price through Church distribution centers.