When I first installed PAF back in the 1980s on my old CPM machine, everyone at the local Family History Center was cautiously curious. I worked in the computer industry and they wanted to see how this new-fangled computer software thing worked.
I loved PAF. It allowed me to organize my information. I probably didn’t use it exactly correctly, because I typed everything into the notes field which was, thankfully, of unlimited size.
I later discovered I should have been using source fields and such, but I’m not even sure there was a source field initially.
When the Mormon Church discontinued support for PAF in 2013, I was greatly saddened, not because the software had been free and I was now going to have to purchase software, but because I knew that software so well and was so comfortable using it. I didn’t want to have to take the time to evaluate…
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