Publishing Your Genealogy With PAF
(Personal Ancestral File)

This program was presented by Rob Yoder, 9 June 2009.
         

The following outline and slide show was prepared for use during this presentation just in case that we were unable to use PAF on the in-house computer. We were able to use the computer, but there was one hiccup where we needed to refer to a few of the slides.

PAF is a user-friendly genealogy program made available to the public by the LDS Church.  You can download it free of charge at familysearch.com.

 
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Image 1 Starting from the Desktop, find the PAF icon and double-click to open the program.
Image 2 PAF Splash screen
Image 3 Starting from the Family Tab we find the Print Icon on the Toolbar and click on it.
Image 4 This opens the Reports and Charts dialog box. Select the Pedigree Tab then hit Preview.
Image 5 Full page preview of the Pedigree Chart.
Image 6 Zoomed in on the same preview page.
Image 7 Close the Preview Window and select the Family Group Tab then hit Preview.
Image 8 Full page preview of the Family Group Sheet, page 1.
Image 9

Zoomed in on the same preview page.

Image 10

Bottom of page 1.

Image 11 Full page preview of the Family Group Sheet, page 2.
Image 12

Zoomed in on the same preview page.

Image 13

Bottom of page 2.

Image 14 Full page view of the Family Group Sheet, page 3, showing the rest of the notes.
Image 15 Close the Preview Window and select the Ancestry Tab then hit Preview.
Image 16 Zoomed in preview of the Ancestry Chart.
Image 17 Close the Preview Window and select the Descendants Tab then hit Preview.
Image 18 Full page preview of the Descendants Chart, page 1.
Image 19

Zoomed in on the same preview page.

Image 20 Close the Preview Window and select the Individual Summary Tab then hit Preview.
Image 21 Full page preview of the Individual Summary, page 1.
Image 22

Zoomed in on the same preview page.

Image 23

Zoomed in on page 2.

Image 24 Close the Preview Window and select the Scrapbook Tab. If I had this set-up, this would show photographs and their captions.
Image 25 Select the Custom Tab. This is where you can design your own Custom Reports.
Image 26 Select the List Tab. A number of useful lists can be selected. I chose the Places List.
Image 27 Zoomed in preview of page 1 of the Place List. I already see some errors.
Image 28 Zoomed in preview of page 181 of the Place List. With the Preview function, we just saved a lot of paper and didn’t waste your expensive ink cartridges. We could print this to a file for use on another day.
Image 29 Close the Preview Window and select the Calendar Tab. After choosing our options we’ll hit Preview.
Image 30 Full page preview of the Calendar.
Image 31 Close the Preview Window and select the Book Tab. After selecting our options we hit Preview to view a Modified Registry Report.
Image 32 Full page preview of the Modified Registry Report, page 1.
Image 33 Full page preview of page 2.
Image 34 Full page preview of page 3.
Image 35 Full page preview of page 4.
Image 36

Zoomed in preview of page 4.

Image 37 Zoomed in preview of page 19. Note the photo sizes.
Image 38 Full page preview of page 23, the first page of the Index.
Image 39

Zoomed in preview of page 23.

Image 40 Close the Preview Window and click on the Photo button so we can increase the photo sizes.
Image 41 Full page preview of page 4 with larger photo.
Image 42

Zoomed in preview of page 4.

Image 43

Zoomed in preview of page 20.

Image 44 Returning to page 1 of the preview (full page view), we click on the Two Page button and get a side-by-side preview. This does not print two pages on a single sheet of paper. It’s just a preview.
Image 45

Side-by-side preview of pages 5 and 6.

Image 46 Close the Preview Window and select the Ahnentafel (Ancestry) Report.
Image 47 Full page preview of an Ahnentafel Chart, page 1.
Image 48

Zoomed in preview of page 1.

Image 49 Full page preview of page 2.
Image 50
Full page preview of page 3.

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