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Ancestral File Number (AFN)

Ancestral File Number (AFN)

AFN stands for Ancestral File Number.

  • An Ancestral File Number was assigned to every record that was published in Ancestral File. When records are transferred from Ancestral File to the new FamilySearch, the AFN is preserved with the rest of the record.
  • If you know the Ancestral File Number, you can use it to search the database for the individual.
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