In 1970 some of my cousins worked together to create a family tree of descendants of my paternal great-great grandparents.
I just recently created an updated version of this book from my PAF data by using PAF Companion to create the descendancy report in PDF format. Then I created a cover and preface in Word and printed that to PDF by using (free) PrimoPDF as the printer. Lastly, I used (free) PDFSAM (PDF Split and Merge) to combine the two PDF files into one book. The result is a 238 page book (including index) and it took less than two hours. It could be a nice present for Christmas or some other family occasion.
It would have taken less time, but I chose to export a gedcom file excluding dates and places for living people, and then imported that gedcom into a new database with a different name. This was the file I printed from PAF Companion. I could have printed it from PAF, but since I had already paid the $6.75 for PAF Companion I decided to use it.
You can see the results at this URL:
You can do the same thing yourself! There are also other charts and books from PAF, or for additional choices you can buy PAF Companion. To do that, you would download the trial version at familysearch.org and then buy the unlock codes from ldscatalog.com ($6.75 USD) Note that PAF Companion has a printer port compatibility problem with 64-bit versions of Windows. There is a work around, but if you have 64-bit Windows you might want to just use PAF.
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