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Genealogy Standards: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition
Genealogy Standards: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition
by Board for Certification Of Genealogists
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.65

3.0 out of 5 stars No-nonsense BCG Standards Book, 12 Oct. 2012
It does what it says on the tin - details what the BCG standards are. I would recommend it for any genealogist who is trying to do things the "right" way - if only so that they can see what all the fuss is about (and then make up their own mind on the detailed approach to take when researching family history). Personally, I found much of it very "motherhood and apple pie", lots of it is pretty vague and the reporting methods are somewhat out of kilter with the fluidity of ongoing research; but the appendices provide good examples of what the BCG thinks is "right" and do illustrate the type of analytical investigation and reasoning which is (I believe) at the heart of good genealogy.


The Kinsey Name in History
The Kinsey Name in History
by Ancestry.co.uk The Generations Network
Edition: Paperback

1.0 out of 5 stars A Fluffed Up Summary of Kinsey names appearing in data on Ancestry.co.uk, 12 Oct. 2012
Having studied my Kinsey ancestors for some years, I bought this as a present for a member of my family so that they could also share some of their fascinating background. I was massively disappointed to discover that the book starts no earlier than the 1800s and far from focusing on the "Kinsey" name is simply a generic template of background information interspersed with some very generic summary statistics which appear to have been taken from searches of the Ancestry.co.uk web site - for example a total (from 1838 to 1910) of Kinsey deaths by UK county. Had I realised that the publisher was Ancestry.co.uk before I bought it I might had been forewarned.


Family Tree Maker 2012 Deluxe Edition (PC)
Family Tree Maker 2012 Deluxe Edition (PC)
Offered by Kryonet Ltd
Price: £59.99

59 of 61 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tree-Sync - a multi-media nightmare, 10 Nov. 2011
FTM 2012 is a disappointing upgrade if you already have FTM 2011 ... The only change is the Tree-Sync feature which might be great if you have a really small tree but it insists on sync-ing *all* media files. Even tho' this runs as a background process is noticeably slows the performance of FTM and more importantly there is no way to turn it off ... if, like me, you have thousands of private photos and scanned source documents in your file these will get uploaded to Ancestry whether you like it or not. You can make the Ancestry tree private to protect privacy and copyright but personally I would prefer a choice *not* to upload media in the first place or at least to be able to do so selectively.
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