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Very American and very repetitive
on 21 January 2013
This book has loads of pages and looks good but is very repetitive. I have inserted the same family members and their basic details many times! Also, It wasn't ideal as my parents are divorced and I was hoping to do my dad's tree in one book and then do the same for my mum, however, the book begins from 'husband and wife' so you either miss half of it out or fill it with details the recipient may have no interest in.
Each section begins with the husband and wife and then their parents but each time, you add slightly more detail, This was purchased as Christmas presents for my parents but I actually got bored repeating the same details and never got round to finishing one, never mind two!
There are pages for additional info, military records, deaths, pets, family homes, special friends etc that are very good but also very American, the 'our family homes' asks for the state you live in while the 'schools attended' page asks for dates of graduation and there are pictues of pumpkins on the 'holiday' pages.
Overall though, if I get round to finishing them, they will fulfill their purpose as a quick reference to family history.