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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

“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]
“Thank you for restoring my faith that there are honest, useful and helpful websites out there that don't want to rip you off... ”
[R. Gibbons - NSW Australia]
“This is a great aid and saved me hours of searching. With the use of the wildcard I was even able to find an entry where the surname is shown incorrectly. Well done all volunteers.”
[Gary L - UK]
“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 ]
“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 am researching the 1700's - thanks to your excellent census records of 1841 & 51. Many thanks - will pass your web site on to the Red Beach Genealogy Society meeting this month.”
[Maureen S - New Zealand]
“ THANK YOU! YOU'VE BEEN BY FAR THE MOST HELPFUL OF ALL THE SITES I'VE VISITED. I've found what I was looking for – and more! - and have ordered my certificates. Your site is well worth the small price you charge. Regards,”
[Trudy G - Australia]
“Am very impressed with your site, have already found several families that I could not trace elsewhere. The site is easy to use, and most comprehensive. Will most certainly be taking out a subscription.”
[F. Jones – Shropshire ]
“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]
“I have been very happy with the service you provide, I think its an excellent website and I managed to find out alot of new information from it that I couldn't get elsewhere.”
[J. Waters – Northamptonshire ]

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USA Records 8th April 2014

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