New versions of the previously announced Personal Ancestral File 5.0 have been released. Key new features include a Palm OS application and the ability to view user screens in six languages and enter data in most known languages (including Asiatic and Cyrillic characters).
PAF 5.0 allows users to view screens and print reports in English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Swedish and German.
PAF for the Palm OS allows users to view, but not edit, their PAF data by families, pedigrees, descendancies or individuals.
"The Palm application will allow users to take their PAF data with them when doing family history research away from home without having to tote printed reports or laptops," Cannon said.
The new software program is free of charge if downloaded via the Internet at www.familysearch.org or for $6 on CD-ROM through the Church's distribution centers worldwide (1-800-537-5971, item (770034). The PAF Companion 5.0 is available for $13.50 (item 50128).