PAF file converter How to convert PAF file?

What is PAF file?


PAF files are the ancestral files that contain information about your ancestors. These files are used for DNA testing, ancestry analysis and genealogy mapping. The file format is usually called Personal Ancestral File (PAF) or People's Ancestral File (PIF). Some people may not even know what it is. It is usually created by your family genealogist or you can create it yourself if you want to know more about the PIF file format. If you're interested, there are many online tutorials on how to do this. It's really very simple! And once you have the PIF file open in a browser/program, then there are further options to explore for further information on your family tree! You can also find multiple people sharing their stories with each other via

PAF Format details


Full Name Personal Ancestral Format
Developer Intellectual Reserve
Category Data Files

Software, that convert PAF files


The easiest way to convert a PAF file is to save it in a different file format using dedicated software. Below you will find a list of software programs that can handle PAF files. Open your PAF file with one of them and save in another file format.


PAF Converters

  • RootsMagic
  • PAF
  • 2 PAF converters