The Program from which PAF was Created
Ancestral Quest was the first desktop family tree program to be certified to access, update and sync with the family tree database of New FamilySearch (NFS), and is now Tree Share certified to share data and collaborate with Family Tree. Ancestral Quest is the only Tree Share certified software capable of exchanging data between PAF 5 data and FamilySearch Family Tree. Read more about AQ's certifications, and read the Press Release about the certification.
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Wasn’t PAF a great program? The Windows versions of PAF have been available for 14 years, since June of 1999. They have served you well.
Did you know that the Windows versions of PAF (PAF 4 and PAF 5) were created from code provided to FamilySearch by Incline Software in 1999? PAF 4 was nearly identical to Ancestral Quest (AQ) version 3, except for the different name and a few other minor variations. PAF 5 went through some additional changes before its final release in 2002.
Over the years, we at Incline Software have continued to improve upon the software, in both small and large ways. We have added some of the most requested features, such as color coding a research timeline, and synchronization with the Family Tree of FamilySearch. These new features are in addition to the features that you have become familiar with, such as the charts, reports, sources, scrapbooking and Advanced Filter Focus tool. To see a list of the many features found in Ancestral Quest that are not in PAF, visit this page.
Top Three Reasons for FamilySearch PAF Users to choose Ancestral Quest
- Ancestral Quest is Family Tree Certified - Press Release
- Ancestral Quest can edit your PAF file directly (no conversion required), and has a look and feel that is similar to PAF.
- Ancestral Quest can still display the new.FamilySearch.org opinions. Find out why this is helpful.
We are confident you will agree with us that Ancestral Quest is the easiest software to use for current PAF users. Welcome Home!