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Just avoid it
on 25 April 2010
There are tons of these types of programs, and it's getting harder
to choose which one is right for you. I chose 'Who do you think you
are' as its under £ (miles cheaper than some of the other 'deluxe'
This is the official PC software of the BBC TV series 'Who do you think you are'.
Seeing those people, celebrities finding out about themselves was quite interesting.
Seemed like it would be quite rewarding, did not know it could be a tad emotional!
The software works fine, you enter your details and slowly start the process of building
your own family tree. The interface of the program looks terrible, like a very old Excel
spreadsheet with lots of cells where you just enter info into. It works, just does not
provide a good experience while doing so.
Now we come to the big problem. It seemed a good deal for under £10, but to get access
to the records and actually begin finding your relatives you need a subscription to
Ancestry. This is something you will need to pay for, the starting price is £83.40 a year,
and the premium level of membership is £155 a year -- that is just silly in my opinion.
There is a free trial, but your bombarded with messages to upgrade now which are super annoying.
So unfortunately its a bit of a hook and bait situation. I got hooked with the good price,
but i cannot do anything really unless i pay that website to look up my records.
My advice is to just get a pencil and paper and start practising your drawing skills.