Free Program to View PAF ged.files on disks

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Rack
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Free Program to View PAF ged.files on disks

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My father has left some disks with family PAF .ged files. I am wondering if there is a free program to read these disks. By brother said he saw one when searching google but I can not find it.

Thank you very much,
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Re: Free Program to View PAF ged.files on disks

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.ged files are not PAF per se, but GEDCOM files. I've used GenViewer Light, or you could import them into your program of choice.
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Re: Free Program to View PAF ged.files on disks

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Most genealogy programs can read or view GEDCOM files. GEDCOM files are identifiable by the .ged extension. Just be sure the files are scanned for viruses before opening them and backup any data you may have.

If you don't have a genealogy software program you can still open and read GEDCOM files from many free and shareware programs such the GEDCOM viewers listed here.
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Re: Free Program to View PAF ged.files on disks

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If you want to use GEDCOM or PAF files with FamilySearch Family Tree, a better choice would be one of the three applications FamilySearch recommends as PAF replacements here.
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