Personal Ancestral File files (*indiv2.dat, *.paf) Print button

documentFiles created by Personal Ancestral File (PAF) version 2 and later can be directly imported into My Family Tree using the normal open file routine.

Importing from PAF 2.x

PAF 2.x stores data in five linked files (indiv2.dat, marr2.dat, namadd2.dat, notes2.dat, and name2.dat).  During import, select the relevant indiv2.dat file and ensure that the four other files are present in the same folder.

Personal Ancestral File 2.31

Fig 1. Personal Ancestral File 2.31.

Importing from PAF 3+

PAF 3/4/5 store the data in a single file with a *.paf extension.  The file may contain links to images, audio and video stored in other locations.  During import, place a copy of any linked files in the same folder as the *.paf file to ensure these are imported.

Personal Ancestral File 5

Fig 2. Personal Ancestral File 5.2.