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									                                 Effectively Using PAF—Part 1
                                 Week 3




Presentation designed by Barry J. Ewell.
Introduction
Family History Lesson Schedule
Week 1 Family History: Spirit of Sacrifice

Week 2 Identify Your Ancestors
        Begin a Personal Record

Week 3 Effectively Using PAF—Part 1

Week 4 Effectively Using PAF—Part 2

Week 5 Introduction to familysearch.org

Week 6 Introduction to Temple Ready
Questions/Comments?
Thoughts to Ponder
                               Crowning blessing the church has
                               to offer
                               “All of our vast family history endeavor is
                               directed to temple work. There is no other
                               purpose for it. The temple ordinances become
                               the crowning blessing the church has to offer.”
                               (General Conference, April 1998)

President Gordon B. Hinckley
                               Accelerated family history work
                               “Going hand in hand with this increased
                               temple activity is an increase in our family
                               history work. The computer in its various
                               ramifications is accelerating the work, and
                               people are taking advantage of the new
                               techniques being offered to them. How can
President Gordon B. Hinckley   one escape the conclusion that the Lord is in
                               all of this? As computer facilities improve, the
                               number of temple grows to accommodate the
                               accelerated family history work” (Hinckley,
                               “Welcome to Conference,” 4-5).
                               Completion of required ordinances
                               “The exaltation of our Father’s children rests
                               upon the completion of required ordinances,
                               if all are to move forward on the road that
                               leads to immortality and eternal life. The
                               determination of accurate family history
                               records and the work which follows in the
President Gordon B. Hinckley   temple are basic in this vast undertaking
                               which the Lord has placed upon our
                               shoulders” (Hinckley, “The State of the Church,” 52).
Downloading PAF
What is PAF?
Personal Ancestral File is a
computer program that helps you
organize your family history
information into family groups
and pedigrees.

Using the program
   You can identify areas where
     additional research is
     needed.

   Keep track of ordinances
    that need to be completed.

   You can also prepare
    ancestors’ names for temple
    ordinances.
Downloading PAF
Install PAF on your computer. PAF
is available for purchase from the
Church Distribution Center or for
free download at
www.familysearch.org.
Once there, in the bottom right
corner, click on:
    Download PAF

    Enter Your Name and Email

    Find the version of PAF that you

    Would like (usually the first
     option under PAF v5.2), then click
     download.

    Click on Save

    Follow Instructions given
Family, Pedigree, and
Individual View
              Family view
              Family view is used to list all
              members of an ancestor’s
              family along with
              information such as dates
              and places of births,
              marriages, and ordinances.
              You can use completed
              family group records to type
              information into computer
              programs such as
PAF Version
              TempleReady or Personal
              Ancestral File.
              Pedigree view
              Pedigree is used to view
              linage.




PAF Version
              Individual view
              Use the Individual View when
              you want to find an individual
              from an alphabetical list or a
              RIN.




PAF Version
              Searching for individuals
              Besides using the Family,
              Pedigree, and Individual
              views, you can search for an
              individual using an:
               Individual List
               Marriage List
               Descendancy List
               RIN/MRIN (Record
                identification
                Number/Marriage
                Record Identification
                Number)
PAF Version
PAF: Creating a PAF File
The family view
The Family View shows event
dates and other information for
an individual, his or her
parents, spouse, and children.
The highlighted individual is in
the "primary" position.
Creating a PAF file
1. From the File menu, select
   New.
Creating a PAF file
1. From the File menu, select
   New
2. Type a name for the file, and
   click Save.
Creating a PAF file
1. From the File menu, select
   New
2. Type a name for the file, and
   click Save.
3. Type your name and
   address, and click OK.
Creating a PAF file
1. From the File menu, select
   New
2. Type a name for the file, and
   click Save.
3. Type your name and
   address, and click OK.
4. Your are ready to start data
   entry.
PAF: Entering an
Individual
Typing in a family
This screen is called the Family
View, as it shows a

    Husband
    Wife
    Their children
    Husband or wife’s parents
     depending on view

The first person you type will be
listed as Record Identification
Number 1 or RIN 1.

Therefore, you should type
yourself first. Then type your
family.
Entering an individual
1. Double click on the
   individual box.
                                       Entering an individual
                                       1. Double click on the
                                           individual box.
                                       2. Type the information you
                                           know.
                                           a. Type the full name.
                                         If a woman adopted her husband's
                                         surname after marriage, type her
                                         maiden name.




Press Tab to move to the next field.
                                       Entering an individual
                                       1. Double click on the
                                           individual box.
                                       2. Type the information you
                                           know.
                                           a. Type the full name.
                                          Type nicknames, titles, or alias
                                          names in the other fields provided.




Press Tab to move to the next field.
                                       Entering an individual
                                       1. Double click on the
                                           individual box.
                                       2. Type the information you
                                           know.
                                           a. Type the full name.
                                        If your name
                                        has diacritic
                                        characters,
                                        such as María,
                                        you can type these by doing the
                                        following:

                                        Click Options.
                                        Select Character Map.
                                        Double-click the character you
                                        need.
Press Tab to move to the next field.    Press Esc to close the map screen.
                                       Entering an individual
                                       1. Double click on the
                                           individual box.
                                       2. Type the information you
                                           know.
                                           a. Type the full name.
                                         Use a custom field for tribe or clan
                                         names (this will be explained later).




Press Tab to move to the next field.
                                       Entering an individual
                                       1. Double click on the
                                           individual box.
                                       2. Type the information you
                                           know.
                                           a. Type the full name.
                                          Marking the Surname
                                          A prompt will ask you to verify that
                                          a slash (/) has been correctly
                                          placed before and after the
                                          surname or family name. The
                                          slashes help the program sort the
                                          names on lists and allow names to
                                          transfer correctly to other
                                          computer programs. If the
                                          surname or family name is not
                                          marked correctly, move the
Press Tab to move to the next field.
                                          slashes so they are before and
                                          after the surname.
                                       Entering an individual
                                       1. Double click on the
                                           individual box.
                                       2. Type the information you
                                           know.
                                           a. Type the full name.
                                           b. Type the dates and
                                               places for important
Press Tab to move to the next field.
                                               events in this person's
   Dates should be typed as:
                                               life, such as his or her
                                               birth, marriage, and
          Day, 3-letter month, Year.           death.

                  24 Jan 1942
                    3 Sep 1986
                     Nov 1992
                                       Entering an individual
                                       1. Double click on the
                                           individual box.
                                       2. Type the information you
                                           know.
                                           a. Type the full name.
                                           b. Type the dates and
                                               places for important
Press Tab to move to the next field.
                                               events in this person's
    If you are not sure about the
                                               life, such as his or her
        exact date, you can also               birth, marriage, and
        use these terms:                       death.

                 About 1940
                  Before 1956
                   After 1963
                                          Entering an individual
                                          1. Double click on the
                                              individual box.
                                          2. Type the information you
                                              know.
                                              a. Type the full name.
                                              b. Type the dates and
                                                  places for important
Press Tab to move to the next field.              events in this person's
                                                  life, such as his or her
Type the place where this event                   birth, marriage, and
occurred. Include all government
                                                  death.
levels (e.g., City, County, State) with
a comma between each level, such              c. Type the date of an
as:                                                event.
       Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA
 St. Dunstan, Canterbury, Kent, England
      Victoria, Pell, Ontario, Canada
                                           Entering an individual
                                           1. Double click on the
                                               individual box.
                                           2. Type the information you
                                               know.
                                               a. Type the full name.
                                               b. Type the dates and
                                                   places for important
Press Tab to move to the next field.               events in this person's
                                                   life, such as his or her
If you are not sure of the place, you can          birth, marriage, and
list just the state or country, or use one
                                                   death.
of the following:
                                               c. Type the date of an
      of Henderson, North Carolina, USA             event.
near Chattanooga, Marion, Tennessee, USA
                                         Entering an individual
                                         1. Double click on the
                                             individual box.
                                         2. Type the information you
                                             know.
                                             a. Type the full name.
                                             b. Type the dates and
                                                 places for important
Press Tab to move to the next field.             events in this person's
                                                 life, such as his or her
If you do not know one of the place              birth, marriage, and
levels, you can leave it blank and add
                                                 death.
it later. Be sure to keep the extra
comma to indicate that part of the           c. Type the date of an
place name is missing, such as:                   event.

         Chicago, , Illinois, USA
             , , , Germany
                                       Entering an individual
                                       1. Double click on the
                                           individual box.
                                       2. Type the information you
                                           know.
                                           a. Type the full name.
                                           b. Type the dates and
                                               places for important
Press Tab to move to the next field.           events in this person's
Generally you should avoid using               life, such as his or her
two letter postal abbreviations.               birth, marriage, and
                                               death.
Example: CA for California                 c. Type the date of an
         GA for Georgia                         event.

These abbreviations are often
misinterpreted. Whenever possible,
use the complete name of the state,
province, or country.
                                       Entering an individual
                                       1. Double click on the
                                           individual box.
                                       2. Type the information you
                                           know.
                                           a. Type the full name.
                                           b. Type the dates and
                                               places for important
Press Tab to move to the next field.           events in this person's
                                               life, such as his or her
                                               birth, marriage, and
                                               death.
                                           c. Type the date of an
                                                event.
                                           d. Typing in an Individual-
     For Latter-day Saint                       -LDS Ordinances
     ordinances, type the
     date. Then click ,
     and select the temple
     from the list.
                                                Entering an individual
                                                1. Double click on the
                                                    individual box.
                                                2. Type the information you
                                                    know.
                                                    a. Type the full name.
                                                    b. Type the dates and
                                                        places for important
Press Tab to move to the next field.                    events in this person's
                                                        life, such as his or her
                                                        birth, marriage, and
                                                        death.
                                                    c. Type the date of an
                                                         event.
                                                    d. Typing in an Individual-
If you do not want LDS ordinances to appear:             -LDS Ordinances
1. From the Tools menu, select Preferences.
2. On the General Tab, unselect Use LDS Data.
3. Click OK.
                                       Entering an individual
                                       1. Double click on the
                                           individual box.
                                       2. Type the information you
                                           know.
                                       3. Typing in an Individual--
                                           Other Information

                                          You can type other information
                                           about a person, such as:
                                             A Woman's married name.
                                             A name he or she was also
                                             known by.
Press Tab to move to the next field.
                                             Nicknames.
                                             Physical descriptions.
                                       Entering an individual
                                       1. Double click on the
                                           individual box.
                                       2. Type the information you
                                           know.
                                       3. Typing in an Individual--
                                           Other Information

                                          You can also add other events
                                           and information by adding new
                                           fields to the Individual screen.
                                           To add new fields:
                                             1. Click Options.
Press Tab to move to the next field.
                                             2. Select New Event/Attribute.
                                             3. Select an item, and click
                                             4. Select.
                                             5. Type in the information.
                                       Entering an individual
                                       1. Double click on the
                                           individual box.
                                       2. Type the information you
                                           know.
                                       3. Typing in an Individual--
                                           Other Information
                                          Besides selecting from the list
                                           of new event or attribute items,
                                           you can add new ones, such as
                                           Clan or Tribe. You can type in
                                           and keep just about any
                                           information you would like for
Press Tab to move to the next field.       a person.
                              Entering an individual
                              1. Double click on the
                                  individual box.
                              2. Type the information you
                                  know.
                              3. Typing in an Individual--
                                  Other Information
                              4. When you are finished
                                  typing information for an
                                  individual, click Save.




When you click Save, screen
returns to following view.
Order Children,
Add Spouse, Add Parents
Changing order of children
Children are listed in the
order you type them. Use
this function to change
their order if needed.
Adding a second marriage
Use this function to add a
marriage.
Adding parents
Use this function to add
parents.
PAF: Entering A Marriage
                       Entering a marriage
                       1. To add a marriage for this
                          person, double-click the
                          Marriage box under his or
                          her name.




Type in the date and place of the marriage.

Every time you type in a date or place, it is saved in a list.
Instead of typing in the date or place again, you can pick it
from the list by clicking
PAF: Entering A Spouse
and Children
                              Entering a spouse
                              1. You type in the spouse for a
                                 person by double-clicking
                                 on the Spouse box.




When you double-click,
individual entry screen
appears. Enter information.
                              Entering children
                              1. To add children, double-
                                 click in the blank Children
                                 box.
                                  A small window appears
                                  where you can choose to
                                  add a new individual or
                                  select an existing
                                  individual in the file.


                                                  In Personal
                                                  Ancestral File, type
                                                  each person ONCE.
                                                  When that person
When you “Add New                                 belongs in another
Individual,” entry screen                         family, you can
appears. Enter information.                       select him or her as
                                                  an existing
                                                  individual in the file.
Conclusion
                           Completion of required ordinances
                           “Get a cardboard box. Any kind of a box will do.
                            Put it some place where it is in the way, perhaps
                            on the couch or on the counter in the kitchen—
                            anywhere where it cannot go unnoticed. Then,
                            over a period of a few weeks, collect and put
                            into the box every record of your life, such as
                            your birth certificate, your certificate of
                            blessing, your certificate of baptism, your
President Boyd K. Packer
                            certificate of ordination, your certificate of
                            graduation. Collect diplomas, all of the
                            photographs, honors, or awards, a dairy if you
                            have kept one, everything that you can find
                            pertaining to your life; anything that is written,
                            or registered, or recorded that testifies that you
                            are alive and what you have done.

                           “Don’t try to do this in a day. Take some time on
                            it…Gather all these papers together and put
                            them in the box” (Packer, The Holy Temple, 232-33).
                             Completion of required ordinances
                             “We want the Latter-day Saints from this
                              time to trace their genealogies as far as
                              they can, and to be sealed to their fathers
                              and mothers. Have children sealed to their
                              parents, and run this chain through as far
                              as you can get it…This is the will of the
President Wilford Woodruff    Lord to this people” (The Discourses of Wilford
                              Woodruff, 157).
                               Pray to the Lord to open the way
                               “Let us think over these things, and pray to the
                               Lord to open the way, and the way will be
                               opened by which we will learn about our
                               ancestors. And when the time comes that we
                               have done all we can in a natural way, the veil
                               will be drawn aside, and the Priesthood behind
President Charles W. Penrose   the veil will minister to the Priesthood in the
                               flesh, and reveal many things that we could not
                               ordinarily obtain knowledge of here; but we will
                               get them by this kind of revelation” (Penrose,
                               “Salvation for the Dead,” 18).

								
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