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TheGenealogist Ticks the Boxes
"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
How do we compare?
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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

“The best value for money that I have ever come across! Brilliant! Keep up the good work ”
[S. Roberts, Cheshire]
“The Genealogist is the best genealogy site I have used by far. I have particularly enjoyed using the high quality and extensive non-conformist records on the site. I have always recommended the site to people I know who have been studying their family history.”
[D. Almond – Lancashire ]
“Since subscribing to Personal Premium (Gold) I have been able to fill in many gaps in my family history. In particular I have found family members in your BMD images that were not in the FreeBMD Index. The subscription is proving very worthwhile.”
[Rowland Charles H - Somerset]
“May I proffer my grateful thanks to you for your sterling efforts on my behalf! You have solved a 16 year old problem with great flair. Although I suspect the solution looks rather easier than it was. Once again, thank you for a magnificent effort.”
[Dunstan H - Australia]
“I would also like to congratulate you on the information you are providing. It makes an enormous difference to people such as myself who don't always have the opportunity to visit research centres and work within a fairly limited budget. Very best wishes”
[Helen M in sunny Queensland, Australia]
“I must say the site is excellent and presentation is first class. I look fwd to continued use. Many thanks again.”
[D. Watts ]
“I very much appreciate your efforts and the service you have provided. It is great for people like myself who live so far from the UK, to be able to access the parish records via the internet. It is just amazing what one can find out these days, researching from a distance! ”
[M. Steenvoorde – Australia ]
“I can understand why your site has won awards as I have already managed to locate some family members that have eluded me for a number of years.”
[L. Cook – Yorkshire ]
“I have found this site extremely helpful and supplied me with huge gaps in my tree being filled up and many making sense of family mysteries.”
[Captain K. Appleby – Northumberland]
“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]

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USA Records 8th April 2014

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earthquake of 1906

We have added San Francisco Langley's Directory Telephone Address Book 1887 to our records for all Diamond subscribers, along with a collection of photographs from 1887-1906 which is available for free in our Image Archive.

This joins our growing collection of USA records, which includes other directories such as New York.

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