Monday, July 20, 2015

Using AQ with a PAF Database?

Ancestral Quest is unique in that it allows one to continue to use it even though one may still be using their PAF files in AQ. 

Changing a .PAF file to an .AQ file is not an automatic thing. Many who are using Ancestral Quest may not realize they are using it with their PAF file because the additional step of conversion has not happened yet. Often when speaking to an individual they are surprised it is still a PAF file as they are working in Ancestral Quest.

When one first locates their PAF file and they view it all in tack they are truly surprised and elated. At this point most continue to research and add family information to their file never realizing that a conversion of the file needs to take place to take advantage of the additional features Ancestral Quest has to offer.

It feels like it is a newer version of PAF as it allows you to work with Family Tree. There are some limitations if one continues to use program with their PAF file, a few of the features that do not work are:
  • Bookmarks
  • Color Coding
  • Tags
  • Converting Names to Mixed Case
  • Convert Place Abbreviations
  • Change log
Clicking here will provide you with a full list of the limitations.

To convert a PAF file to an AQ file we have a video to help, click here to see how easy it is to complete this task.

The choice is still the user, however, it is important to learn the advantages of having full use of Ancestral Quest and all its amazing features!

Remember Ancestral Quest is fully FamilySearch Certified!

Comments and questions are always welcome!

Happy Ancestraling...

Claire ;)

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