Thursday, December 11, 2008

FamilySearch Affiliates and Product Certification

FamilySearch Certified Affiliates are third-party companies and organizations that provide products and services with features that are compatible with FamilySearch programs. Certification indicates the affiliate’s declaration of compliance with FamilySearch requirements. Note that these products and services are independently developed and supported by their respective organizations, not by FamilySearch.

Certified PAF Add-Ins are programs that allow PAF users to access, print, update, and sync with online information in the new FamilySearch program. These add-ins are intended primarily for patrons who wish to use their PAF 5 program to read and write PAF 5 and Gedcom files in conjunction with the online family tree at

Summary of Certified Features
Access - Search and read new FamilySearch family tree

Print - Print multiple reports using data from new FamilySearch family tree

Update - Publish to new FamilySearch family tree in addtion to Access. Also includes request to combine matched individuals.

Sync - Sync both ways, match/combine persons in addition to Access and Update

Ability to keep FamilySearch family tree current with Affiliate's application for selected persons and information ("Sync-up")

Ability to Affiliate's application current with FamilySearch family tree for selected persons and information ("Sync-down")

Multi-Language - Ability to have Navigation, Content, Help and all messaging translated in at least the languages supported by FamilySearch family tree. These translations, when available, can be easily installed by users.

PAF Add-In - This Add-In to FamilySearch PAF program makes it possible for the PAF program to Access, Print, Update, and Sync with new FamilySearch family tree. PAF user can continue to load and save information to the PAF file format.

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