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RootsMagic for PAF Users
Change isn’t easy. Like many genealogists,
you’ve probably used Personal Ancestral File (PAF) for years. You know it like you
know your grandma’s sugar cookie recipe. It’s comfortable, it’s familiar, and unfortunately,
it’s no longer being updated or supported.
As you considered your options, you learned about RootsMagic. Like PAF, RootsMagic
is desktop genealogy software that allows you to record, research, and share your
Unlike PAF, RootsMagic is actively being developed and updated— supporting the latest
operating systems and genealogical technologies.
RootsMagic has all the features you’ve come to depend upon in PAF. Plus it does
so much more.
Plus, RootsMagic is certified to share and collaborate with FamilySearch Family Tree. See for yourself why more people use RootsMagic to work with FamilySearch than any other program.
"I have used PAF for all my years in Family History research. I now enjoy working
with RootsMagic, it is by far the best program. Thank you."
"I want to thank everyone at RootsMagic for all their hard work! I purchased RootsMagic
4 after attending a genealogy seminar this past September. I was still using PAF
at that time. When Bruce explained how easy it was to convert my data I was extatic,
so I purchased the software. When I received it, it loaded quickly converted all
my old PAF data (just as Bruce said it would) and I was up and running. . . Love
is a very strong word, and I Love RootsMagic!! Thanks everyone, great job!!"
"I have been working on the family history for many years using PAF, and converted
to RootsMagic, which is a great program, very user friendly. I have recommended
the program to beginners that are interested in finding and recording their own
"A great improvement from PAF. This will help with the work. Thanks!"
"In the past I have used PAF for my family history. A couple of weeks ago I was asked
to change to RootsMagic. I really like the program it is very easy and I like that
the updates are easy to do. Since I am only on the 1800′s and 1700′s on lines I
will use this program for years to come."
"I am new to RootsMagic but am thrilled with the little exposure that I have had.
It makes genealogy so simple. . . For many of us PAF 5 was all we knew and it was
overhelming to think that it was going by the wayside. . . THANKS!"
"I love using RootsMagic. I especially like using the feature that does searches
in (FamilySearch). That way I can compare my data with that of (FamilySearch) and
do it in one step. I have been a PAF user since I was a beta tester of the first
version. Can’t even remember the date it was so long ago. It took me some time to
switch but I have never been sorry. Keep up the good work."
"I just recently obtained RootsMagic and am loving it so far. I still have more to
learn what it does. But thoroughly enjoying what I have done in it so far. I was
totally excited that I could transfer from PAF without any problems. It is very
"I have been using RootsMagic ever since it came out. I found it so much easier to
use than PAF. (It) has much more capabilities than PAF. As a grandparent I am excited
to have photos, video and recordings of my family. I just think how great it would
be to have had that of my great grandparents. . . It keeps things simple. I hope
you find it as functional of a program as I have."