Free/open software or method to convert PAF file to GEDCOM?

How do I convert a PAF file to a GEDCOM file?


  1. From the File menu, select Export.
  2. Select Other GEDCOM 5.5.
  3. Select the character set. e.g. ANSI.
  4. Click the Include options that you want.
  5. Select All or Partial. …
  6. Click Include to select the options you want.
  7. Click Export.
  8. Select the drive and folder where you want to save your submission.

What software opens a PAF file?

There is no known program that can open and play PAF animations. However, you can convert the animation in a PAF file to a more common video file type with FFmpeg. After converting the file, you can play it with a media player, such as Microsoft Windows Media Player or Apple QuickTime Player.

Can I upload a PAF file to Ancestry?

Nearly all family tree software supports importing family trees from a GEDCOM file… Uploading an existing tree file to Ancestry from a family tree software program that you’re already using (like Family Tree Maker, PAF, or Legacy) is easy.

What software supports GEDCOM files?

A GEDCOM file basically contains genealogical information about every person in a family.
Here are the free software that you can use to view, create, or edit a GEDCOM file in Windows 11/10:

  • Ahnenblatt.
  • My Family Tree.
  • GEDKeeper.
  • Gramps.
  • RootsMagic Essentials.

How do I open an old PAF file?

Running PAF

  1. Plug your flash drive into a USB port on the computer and wait for Windows to recognize it. …
  2. Double-click the shortcut to PAF5 on your flash drive.
  3. Select Open an Existing PAF File and navigate to the family file on the flash drive, select the file and click Open.

How do I open a Personal Ancestral File?

Within PAF, go to the menu bar, and click on Tools, then click on Ancestral Quest. Ancestral Quest will open.

Is PAF still available?

On July 15, 2013, PAF was retired and is no longer available for download or support.

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