MacPAF

Note: As of 2010 – this is no longer in development. If you are looking for a modern successor, consider PAW2U

MacPAFMacPAF was sometimes known as MAF

MacPAF – “A personal genealogy program for Mac OS X, modelled after a previous version of PAF (Personal Ancestral File) for Macintosh called Family Records. This is a document-based Java-Cocoa implementation, intended to be familiar to previous users of Family Records.”

This was a free, open source, application that is being develoeped by Logan Allred. There is not a compiled/binary version available at this time, however if you are familiar with compiling and Cocoa, as well as CVS, you might be able to download the source code from SourceForge (linked below) and compile the software. This is not officially a replacement to PAF/Family Records 2.3.1 (which hasn’t seen any development or updates in years), but rather is meant to replace PAF/Family Records for those Mac users who are still using it. This was originally going to be called MacXPAF.

Developer/Publisher:Logan Allred
Current Version:Pre-Alpha
Last Updated:2006-2007
Originally Released:2005 (Private Beta)
Price/Upgrade:$0 (open source)
Platforms:Mac OS X
Requirements:OS X 10.3 & 10.4
GEDCOM Support:GEDCOM 5.5/6.0
Unicode GEDCOM (Explanation):Most Likely
LDS Ordinance Support:Yes, compatible with TempleReady for Windows
Features:Full support for GEDCOM 5.5 and 6.0 (GEDCOM X)
Allow multiple files open simultaneously
Support for photos and multimedia
Improved notes and sources
Compatibility with TempleReady for Windows
Integration with Internet resources like FamilySearch
Useful Links:SourceForge.net Summary Page
MAF/MacPAF Preview 3 at SourceForge
MacGenealogy.org Stories:1 October 2005 - Introduction to MacPAF
26 November 2005 - MacPAF Update (November 2005)
8 January 2006 - Updates on MacPAF (Jan 2006)
17 January 2006 - MacPAF Preview Release Draws Near
23 January 2006 - MacPAF Preview Release Delays
30 January 2006 - Update on MacPAF General Preview Release
10 April 2006 - MacPAF - Universal Binary, Second Private Beta
11 April 2006 - MacPAF Poll – Which Versions of Mac OS X
2 May 2006 - MacPAF Public Beta - Within the Week

MacPAF - December 2005

This page last updated: 19 February 2015