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Ottawa Ontario Stake Family History Centre www.ottawastakefhc.on.ca By Shirley-Ann Pyefinch, Director The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints.

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1 Ottawa Ontario Stake Family History Centre By Shirley-Ann Pyefinch, Director The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints

2 Personal Ancestral File (PAF) Download or view this presentation On-line tutorial Down load PAF at

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4 What we will learn about PAF today: Creating a New File in PAF Filling in the “Prepared by” Defaults Views Available in PAF RINs and MRINs Notes Attaching Media Files Searchable Lists Help Function Printing Options GEDCOM Files PAF Companion

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7 Family View – Primary Position

8 Family View Shows the Primary Position Parents of the Primary Spouse of the Primary Children of the Primary

9 Family View – Moving the Primary

10 Child in the Primary Position

11 Solid Triangle – Indicates Notes or Sources for that individual

12 Solid Square – Family View

13 RINs and MRINs in PAF RINs are Record Identification Numbers which are assigned to each individual as you add your ancestors into PAF MRINs are Marriage Record Identification Numbers which are assigned to each marriage record that is added into PAF These numbers help to identify individuals and marriages and provide another way of searching and retrieving records in PAF

14 RINs in PAF

15 MRINs in PAF

16 Edit Tab in PAF

17 Edit Individual Screen- Adding Notes

18 Edit Screen - Notes

19 Edit Individual Screen- Add Multi Media

20 Edit - Add Multimedia

21 Add tab in PAF – Drop Down Menu

22 Add Tab in PAF- Adding A Child

23 Adding Individuals

24 View Tab From the View Tab button you can choose what view you would like to see 1. Family 2. Pedigree 3. Individual

25 Pedigree View

26 Individual View

27 Search Tab – Searchable Lists in PAF You can search through a variety of lists 1. Individual List 2. Marriage List 3. Descendancy List 4. Find by RIN/MRIN 5. Advanced Focus/Filter 6. Home Person 7. On FamilySearch Internet

28 Search Tab – Individual List

29 Individual View – Choosing Search Tab then On FamilySearch from the drop down menu, double click to perform a search on the Primary Position at familysearch.org website

30 Searching at FamilySearch.org

31 Search Results on FamilySearch.org

32 Help Button – Look for the ? icon

33 Index Tab – Decimal numbers for Diacritics

34 Search Tab - How to Print Books

35 Printing Options

36 GEDCOM Files Genealogical Data Communication File GEDCOM files are computer data format files that were created by the LDS church in order to facilitate sharing and transfer of genealogical data It is now a standard type of file used throughout the globe in data sharing for genealogical researchers GEDCOM files are used to import and export data into PAF

37 File- Import or Export

38 Importing –GEDCOM Files

39 Completing the Import Process

40 PAF Companion Add on software which allows you to manipulate your data in a more sophisticated manner Fan Charts Colour Ancestor and Descendant Charts It is a whole other presentation! Free basic version can be downloaded at Full version costs $6.75 US and can be purchased on-line.

41 Personal Ancestral File (PAF) Questions?? Ottawa Stake Family History Centre 1017 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, ON Shirley-Ann Pyefinch


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