Files with paf file extension can be found as genealogy files from Personal Ancestral File. Used to store genealogy data.

There are 2 other file types using
the PAF file extension!

empty icon.paf - PortableApps portable application install package

paf icon.paf - Ensoniq PARIS audio format

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PAF file extension - Personal Ancestral File

What is paf file? How to open paf files?

File type specification:

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The paf file extension is associated with Personal Ancestral File, a genealogy management system, developed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

PAF is the default file format used by the program. These .paf  files contain genealogy data, such as ancestors, relationships, birth dates, descendants, etc.

Updated: January 23, 2023

The default software associated to open paf file:

PAF picture or screenshot

PAF  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Personal Ancestral File (PAF) was a free genealogy and family history program used to quickly and easily collect, organize and share your family history and genealogy information. It is now part of Family Search.

Help how to open:

Use Personal Ancestral File program to open the *.paf files.

How to convert:

Genealogy files can sometimes be exported to some of the exchange formats.

File identification strings:

HEX code: 35 30 30 00 35 30 30 00 50 41 46
ASCII code: 500.500.PAF

List of software applications associated to the .paf file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open paf file, edit paf file, convert paf file, view paf file, play paf file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting paf files.

Software that open paf file - Personal Ancestral File

Programs supporting the exension paf on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about PAF for open paf file action.

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