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"The Gold subscription is excellent value for money"
Nick - Value for money
"TheGenealogist has a strong census search tool to help you locate ancestors more easily"
Claire - Ease of use
"The street search tool for census records is superb."
Nick - Navigation
"Trees are quick and easy to build on the site, and the results are particularly visually attractive."
Jenny - Family Tree Builder
"In TreeView, the ability to expand or reduce the image is excellent."
Alan - Family Tree Builder
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Who Do You Think You Are Magazine have published two comparison features over the last two years.

TheGenealogist has proven to give the best value for money and the widest range of data.

TheGenealogist was popular for value, content and ease of navigation, as well as its impressive range of functions and features.

"The Gold subscription is excellent value for money"
Nick - Value for money [WDYTYA Magazine]
"TheGenealogist has a strong census search tool to help you locate ancestors more easily"
Claire - Ease of use [WDYTYA Magazine]
"The street search tool for census records is superb."
Nick - Navigation [WDYTYA Magazine]
"Trees are quick and easy to build on the site, and the results are particularly visually attractive."
Jenny - Family Tree Builder [WDYTYA Magazine]
"Data for my membership level was very good"
Mike - Value for money [WDYTYA Magazine]
"I'm really impressed by the extra features, ...Transcripts were better than some other sites"
Raymond - Features & Quality [WDYTYA Magazine]
"An excellent selection - Channel Isles, Census, Non Conformist BMDs, quality transcripts and a facility to report errors, I liked the census search by county and year, I found several ancestors. But TheGenealogist.co.uk's more advanced content - particularly the huge number of databases made it top of the class. Within 30 minutes I had found 1,2 and 3 x grandparents using the master search of all databases"
Marjorie - Content [WDYTYA Magazine]
"3 of the 5 reviewers rated TheGenealogist.co.uk as their no 1 site and the site was voted 'Best For Value' overall."
Overall Result - [WDYTYA Magazine]

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YFT Award for best BMD and census site.
Your Family Tree logo “Best Value BMDs”
Family History Monthly logo “The Best BMD Site”
Family Tree Magazine logo “High Degree of Accuracy”

User Reviews

“I find the site easy to use and informative and you have always been very helpful to me if I have had a problem.”
[D. Porter – NSW Australia ]
“So far I am impressed by the BMD searches I've made on Genealogist – neat and nicer to use than Ancestry and Find-my-Past. ”
[D. Napier, Bristol]
“I am very very impressed with the site and it has been well designed as it is easy to find the links and to move around the info”
[J. McCall-Peat – South Africa ]
“I thought I'd drop a line to thank you for a fantastic service over the past few months. I use The Genealogist all the time for my family research and have never had a problem getting onto the site; nor has there ever been a delay in loading the pages. It's been a great help.Thanks! Regards,”
[Clare D - Milton Keynes]
“Thanks very much for your help in finding my Ancestor in the above Census. I am sure will agree that I would never have found him with the spelling Simmers without your help. Thanks once again. As he was born on 17th January 1860 this would make him 11 years old and not 14 as given.”
[Susan M - UK]
“Your website has allowed me to find people that I had searched for ages. The surname Taws is often mis-spelt as Tawes, Tawse, Tors. Your facility to search on forenames allowed me to find the family. I was impressed.”
[S. Hewings – Warwickshire]
“I found your site very useful in finding BMD information that was not available on any other site I tried which has set me off on a new trail of detective work. I am already recommending your site to other family historians. Thank you once again,”
[John S - Chesire]
“Your site proved invaluable with the fleet marriages I was able to find my gt x 6 grandfathers marriage which had previously eluded me. ”
[J. Harber – Sussex ]
“Just to let you know I am very pleased with your site and have discovered something I never knew about one of my ancestors from your census transcripts - beats Ancestry hands down! ”
[E. Perkins, Norwich ]
“As a brand-new subscriber, I have found your site to be of tremendous use, already! I believe it to be the best bargain of the various genealogy sites I've visited.”
[P. Vaughan - Canada ]

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Church Images 18th April 2014

Church Images at TheGenealogist.co.uk

We have added nearly 2,000 images to our Image Archive. These new images show churches nationwide from 1870 - 1920, and are ideal for seeing where your ancestors may have been baptised, married, or buried.

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