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From: Gaylon Findlay <>
Subject: [PAF-5] Beta Test Ancestral Quest with FamilySearch
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 13:28:54 -0600
We are looking for testers for some new features in Ancestral Quest. Let
me provide a little background to help you understand the nature of
As many of you know by now, the LDS Church has been developing a new
web-based system to, as they have stated, replace TempleReady. Many
rumors have abounded around whether PAF would be updated to work with
this new system. Our understanding is that while PAF 5 will remain a
supported product by the Church for the foreseeable future, it will
remain as is. The Church has invited various commercial companies to
provide programs and utilities to enhance PAF 5 and provide a means
whereby PAF users can synchronize their data with the new FamilySearch
Ancestral Quest, from which PAF 5 was derived, is being updated now to
interface with the new FamilySearch. It will allow a PAF 5 user to
upload .paf data to FamilySearch, and to update the .paf data from
FamilySearch. So a PAF user will be able to continue to use PAF 5, and
use Ancestral Quest as a tool to handle the interface with FamilySearch.
Because PAF is so similar to Ancestral Quest, we expect that after a
time, users may decide to discontinue use of PAF 5, allowing Ancestral
Quest to do all that PAF did for them, plus handle the interface to
FamilySearch all in one program. But they will have the option of
continuing to use PAF 5 and other utilities developed to enhance PAF 5.
Incline Software, the producer of Ancestral Quest, is looking for beta
testers to test the new features of Ancestral Quest which provide the
interface between the .paf database and the new FamilySearch system.
While this could change, the Church has currently set a time period of
October 22 - November 14 to do the testing. Because the new FamilySearch
system is only available at this time to members of the LDS Church, only
members will be able to participate in this test.
If you would like to test the new features of AQ that provide an
interface between the PAF database and the new FamilySearch, and you
have time to test during the test period mentioned above, and you are a
member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, please send
an e-mail to to confirm your interest.
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