PAW2U
PAW2U
103.0

3.0

PAW2U free download for Mac

PAW2U103.0

11 March 2014

Genealogy software (formerly PAWriter II).

Overview

PAW2U is the universal binary version of Personal Ancestry Writer II, aka PAWriter. It combines most of the features of the LDS Personal Ancestral File program (PAF) for the Mac, for which all development stopped a few years ago after release 2.3.1, with additional features that generate Web pages in HTML, word processing files in RTF for example, AppleWorks, and desktop publishing files in MML for FrameMaker. The generated report files include genealogical dictionaries, registers, ahnentafels and lineages-such as appear on this site-as well as some interesting text files and pedigree charts.

PAWriter also provides flexible selection of subsets of people in a file by "tagging" them (marking them as members of the subset) using a host of selection criteria. Selections include inclusion (+), exclusion (-) and intersection (*) of the set of people meeting the criteria with those already tagged.

Consider PAWriter to be a possible next step in the development of Mac PAF had its develpment not been discontinued after release 2.3.1, i.e., "what might have been." PAWriter is not meant to have the bells and whistles that are in the current crop of genealogical programs. The emphasis is on maintaining a genealogical database from which the user can write books and/or post Web pages about a family.

Importantly, the use of PAWriter differs from other programs in that each statement given in a person's vital statistics should be based on the evidence given or referenced in the notes for that person and/or for his or her relatives, and should represent the researcher's best current conclusions as to the true facts. For this purpose, the notes should contain all of the evidence, substantiation, documentation, background information, clarification, interpretation and/or other relevant commentary. It is in these notes that source citations are referenced through footnotes inserted at the appropriate points in the notes' text, as is normally done in books. (The footnotes will be included at the end of the printed notes in the generated reports.)

What's new in PAW2U

Version 103.0:
  • Two errors were corrected (i.e., using the tab key in the main window when no people were tagged, and not updating the tagged people count when exchanging cached people)

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How would you rate PAW2U app?

11 Reviews of PAW2U

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Appledogx
08 February 2009
Version: 84

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It is good to find a free geneology program. I do see some shortcomings, though. It does not provide for entry of same-sex partners in families, requiring partners to be a man and a woman. In this day and age, it would be more useful to allow different mixes in partners. It was also impossible to cancel entry of a partner, from what I could see. The user interface seems very OS-9, and the default color for the background is horrible. Fortunately, you can change it.
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priffe
05 January 2020
Version: 103.0
I need a 64bit version for Mac Catalana. Please can you provide.
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schappaughc-1
02 January 2020
Version: 103.0
I need a 64bit version for Mac Catalana. Please can you provide.
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Lusi
26 April 2012
Version: 100
I HAVE A MAC AND WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE A PAF FILE BUT IT DOESN'T WORK SO I DOWNLOADED PAW2U THINKING IT WILL HELP BUT WHEN I TRIED TO OPEN THE PAF FILE I RECEIVED IN MY EMAIL IT SAYS THAT THE GEDCOM FILE IS NOT RECOGNISABLE....WHAT HAVE I DONE WRONG PLS?
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Ramafan
01 July 2011
Version: 99
It's a great app in function the only problem I have, as a designer, is its so darn ugly.
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Anapat
26 March 2010
Version: 92
I agree with other comments on this page. PAW2U is an incredible program for genealogy and it is free. I use it actually to understand the relationship in my wife's family were families and kids are numerous. As they all have those long tahitian names, it is great that the software always asks me to check the spelling. I could even establish the relationship correctly when descent or pedigree are confusing because men and women in Tahiti have often more than one partner in their lives. There is also a lot of child adoption. I tried other programs on the Mac before and I agree that this one is the easiest to use and the best also for its perfect respect of GEDCOM files, so you can exchange and compare your research with others over the internet and even on different platforms. Thanks to the developer for this great piece of software ! I also love the retro style of the interface it's so simple and well made !
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Tianissimo
06 November 2009
Version: 88
This sounds great. I'll try it.
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Nealnt
01 May 2009
Version: 85
This program is designed with the Christian faiths in mind. The references to baptism for instance is nor relevant to many religions and I wish could be removed. How about making some of these fields user selectable? Maybe I want to include Bar Mitzvah date instead of baptism date?
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Hurtig
11 February 2009
Version: 84
MacWorld posted a four-mice review of PAWriter in July 2007 at http://www.macworld.com/article/57840/2007/05/paw69.html
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Nikonmd
09 February 2009
Version: 84
Any genealogist who ever used PAF knows it is an efficient way to save and document your genealogy research. PAWriter II continues the tradition. It may look a little old school, but the familiar layout is very easy to navigate and moving around your family tree is very straight forward. PAWriter has added some impressive tools to the old Mac version of PAF and for me PAWriter was a godsend and an inspiration to continue documenting my research. PAWriter II 84 is an example of how good the author is at keeping the program functional and stable. If you need more features then you can always export a GEDCOM file for use in another program, but for me PAWriter II does it all.
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Appledogx
08 February 2009
Version: 84
It is good to find a free geneology program. I do see some shortcomings, though. It does not provide for entry of same-sex partners in families, requiring partners to be a man and a woman. In this day and age, it would be more useful to allow different mixes in partners. It was also impossible to cancel entry of a partner, from what I could see. The user interface seems very OS-9, and the default color for the background is horrible. Fortunately, you can change it.
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Sjha
01 February 2009
Version: 83
I am very impressed with this application. Having tried a number of genealogy applications this was the only freeware one that imported properly from a GEDCOM file (one that several non-free applications could not cope with). Highly recommended.
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