Your original data file is stored in the Cloud in the PAF format. You and other authorized
family members can check out the data file, edit it from home, and check it back
in. You can
easily drag and drop this file to your FamilyCentral website and update your online
You can download a free version of Ancestral Quest™ to edit your PAF file.
You can also use Personal Ancestral File.
If you are currently using another genealogy application you can use a gedcom file to
transfer your information into Ancestral Quest™ and save it in the PAF format.
Using files in the PAF format with Ancestral Quest™
allows us to give you the fastest online response
times. It also allows you to:
Maintain control over your own records
Share a common file with family members
Edit your file quickly and easily from home
Link individuals in your database to FamilySearch FamilyTree
Allow family members to check out the data file for editing
Easily upload your updated file again and again.