The Program from which PAF was Created
New FamilySearch Made Clear and Easy
“Wow. Your new capability with new.FamilySearch is, indeed, impressive. It is head and shoulders above others that I have had the privilege of seeing.”
Ancestral Quest is a family tree program that is easy to use yet comprehensive.
Whether you are a user of PAF 5, an older version of Ancestral Quest, or are new to genealogy, AQ 14 will help you quickly, easily and intuitively synchronize your data with the family tree of New FamilySearch.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints thought so highly of Ancestral Quest, that in 1999 they licensed the Ancestral Quest code and created the Windows versions of PAF from it. PAF 5 is essentially an altered, older version of Ancestral Quest. If you are a PAF user, you'll feel right at home by upgrading to AQ 14, or by using AQ 14 as an add-on product to use with PAF 5.
Ancestral Quest is the easiest software to use for the LDS community. How can we claim this? First of all, AQ is simply easy to use. Secondly, most LDS users of genealogy software are already using PAF 5. As a result, they already know AQ. There is only a minimal learning curve for most LDS users. (Well, they will want to learn the new features, but they are already familiar with the basics of the program.)