For full details and for information on alternative products, please visit http://familysearch.org/PAF.
FamilySearch has worked hard to establish partnerships with third-parties to provide the best experiences for patrons.
- PAF users should consider third party products as a solution that provides similar functionality but added benefits (such as connecting to FamilySearch Family Tree)
- FamilySearch encourages patrons to use third-party products that are certified to work with FamilySearch FamilyTree.
This is a great opportunity to explain the value of this partner eco-system and focus on those benefits and the quality of partner solutions, rather than focus exclusively on the discontinuation of PAF.
Anyone using PAF currently is encouraged to visit http://familysearch.org/PAF and get started in migrating to one of the recommended products. It is appropriate and encouraged to have Family History Consultants and Library support personnel host events and/or train patrons on how to migrate to the various products, discuss the advantages, and allow them to make their own choices.
NOTE: When using LDS church buildings and resources for these activities, products will not be sold nor will sales be solicited to exclusively promote only a specific product to patrons, as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will maintain a neutral position whilst providing informative guidance. Also, third-parties must abide by these guidelines if their employees or representatives are invited to participate in the activities in person or by phone or web conference.