Blank Box Charts - PowerPoint

Document Sample
Blank Box Charts - PowerPoint Powered By Docstoc
					 Personal Ancestral File 5.2
           (PAF)




PAF is a computer software program,
  developed by the Church, to help
members organize their family history.
  What can PAF do for me?

• Can enter data on deceased & living family
  members.
• Can add, edit or revise your family data.
• Can print standard reports (family group
  records, pedigree charts).
• Can create lists & custom reports.
  Example: all persons born between 1800 -
  1850 in New York.
    What can PAF do for me?

• Can send (export) or receive (import)
  electronic copies of genealogical records.
• Can enter & print biographical & research
  notes on each individual.
• Can track research sources.
• Can insert pictures or video clips of ancestors.
• Can instantaneously connect to
  familysearch.org (if you have the Internet).
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN
         DO WITH PAF IS…

 Prepare a disk to submit names for temple work
 clearance in TempleReady at the Family History
 Center.
      Where do I get PAF?
           It‟s free at familysearch.org.
I‟m giving you handouts with instructions on how to
download and configure PAF on your computer.
Don‟t have the Internet?




 Your ward family history
 consultant can install it for you.
 Or, you can order the CD from
 the Church Distribution Center
 for $6.00. Call 1-800-537-5971.
        “How-to Lessons”

Install PAF        Go to “HELP”




Practice lessons     Click on
                    “Lessons”
                         Lessons




Or ask your ward family history consultant for help!
This is what the first page will look like!
It is called the „Family View‟

                   Note the 3
                   tabs



                      This box is the
                      Primary Position.
The Family View Screen
     The Family View Screen
• Shows the husband, wife & their children.
• The first person you enter will be listed as
  Record Identification Number 1 or RIN 1.
• Enter yourself first as RIN 1. Then enter
  your family.
• To add information for an individual,
  double-click on the blank box on the screen
  or click on Add on the Tool Bar.
            Adding An Individual


• Type the full name in
  mixed cases.
• Type the woman‟s maiden
  name.
• Type nicknames or titles
  in fields below.
• Press Tab or down arrow
  keys to move from one
  field to the next.
             Adding Dates and Places

• Enter dates as:
  02 Feb 2003
• Can estimate dates: Abt
  1760, Bef 1800, Aft 1868
• Enter places uniformly as
  city, county, state, country
  (spell out & use commas).
• Use extra commas if
  missing city or county.
• Can assume places: “Of…”
Buttons
            Notes

           Sources

          Addresses

          Multimedia
                       Notes

• Create notes for individuals
  & marriages.
• Use to record stories &
  biographical information.
• Add research reminders.
• To print selected notes,
  type a “!” at beginning of
  selection.
• Use a tilde “~” at start of
  any note you want to keep
  private.
    “A genealogy without sources is only
                 hearsay.”

The basic principle is
  to cite where the
  data comes from so
  it can be verified.
Sources are attached
  to an event, e.g. birth
  or death.
Enter sources as you
  add names & data.
The Pedigree View Screen
The Individual View Screen
        I taut I taw a
       Backup…I did! I did!




Backups –Always make a backup!
                              FORD.
                              BAK
                              1/29/03




      Backups –Always make a backup!
       Backups –Always make a backup!
“Let us, therefore, as a church and a people, and as Latter-day
  Saints, offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness;
  and let us present in his holy temple, when it is finished, a
  book containing the records of our dead, which shall be
  worthy of all acceptation.”                    D&C 128:24
            Sparks Nevada Stake
               January 2003
          Compiled by Cindy Newell

Lessons compiled from the following sources:
   LDS Church Sources: PAF 5.2 Lessons;
www.261.byu.edu; www.familysearch.org; Donald
   Snow (www.uvpaf.org/classes); Liz Snow
 (www.ohanasoftware.com); Silicon Valley PAF
  Users Group (www.svpafug) and Jill Dyches,
            Reno Nevada Stake

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Stats:
views:32
posted:1/7/2011
language:English
pages:21
Description: Blank Box Charts document sample