I like Macintosh computers.

I also like genealogy. 

I'm accustomed to PAF.  I've looked at a number of other genealogy programs for Macintosh.  But somehow they just don't feel right to me.  Moreover I have some relatives who are still on Windows who use PAF. 

So, for the time being, for maximum compatibility, I am pursuing using PAF on my Mac.

To that end, that is, to make PAF as easy as possible to install on a Mac, I've learned a little about Wine and WineSkin and packaged PAF to install easily on a Mac.

The package I've posted for download is known to work on OS X.5 and OS X.6.  Not tested on later versions.  (Please let me ( know about other versions.)

For the long term I am working on another project that I call 'Leaves' - a browser based project that can be installed locally (like PAF or any of the other desktop genealogy programs) or installed on a server on the Internet for collaboration or for use on devices that don't support a local database.

If you want to download my "PAF on Mac" bundle as an App you can do so here.

If you want to encourage this project you can send a $2.00 donation to me by mail or e-mail (paypal).

Let me know how it goes for you.  lorin.lund (at)