Genealogy Software: Picking Your Program

Genealogy Software: Picking Your Program

The essential facts on 11 of the top programs.

CD-ROM Publishers

ABC-CLIO

130 Cremona Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93117 (800) 368-6868 <www.abc-clio.com> Publishes historical background CDs, biographical profiles and primary source material such as photographs, political cartoons and famous speeches.

Ancestry

(800) 262-3787 <www.ancestry.com/rd/ancestryview.asp> CDs include vital records collections and reference books. Also look for the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), a comprehensive index to genealogical publications.

Archives On Demand

777 S. State St. Orem, UT 84058 (801) 225-3256 <www.genref.com> Provides online access to images of rare books and documents. Also publishes CD-ROMs and gazetteers.

Eastern Digital Resources

Box 1451 Clearwater, SC 29822 (706) 312-0870 <members.aol.com/superstore/> Specializes in CDs of Civil War texts and rosters from the Confederacy.

FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service

Salt Lake Distribution Center Box 27647 Salt Lake City, UT 84127 (800) 537-5971 <www.familysearch.org> The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints publishes a wealth of inexpensive, useful family history resources: audiovisual, forms, publications, research outlines, free software downloads, software products and supplies. To order online, click “Order Family History Resources” on the home page.

Frith USA

11821 Saddleback Court Parker, CO 80138 (303) 522-8362 <www.francisfrith.com> Access to 330,000 photos depicting 7,000 British towns.

Genealogical Research Directory

Gregory McReynolds Box 40435 Pasadena, CA 91114 <www.ozemail.com.au/~grdxxx/> Search a database of 600,000 research queries.

Genealogy.com

Box 22295 Denver, CO 80222 (800) 315-0672 <www.genealogy.com> Huge selection of databases on CD-ROM and online.

Global Data CD Publishers

1623 W. 3640 South Saint George, UT 84790 (435) 674-7516 <www.gencd.com> Publishes a variety of vital records, land records and marriage records for most regions of the United States.

Guild Press of Indiana

435 Gradle Dr. Carmel, IN 46032 (800) 913-9563 <www.guildpress.com> Publishes Civil War records, including The Civil War CD-ROM, 127 books of original battle reports and correspondence.

H-Bar Enterprises

1442 Davidson Loop Oakman, AL 35579 (800) 432-7702 <www.hbar.com> Specializes in CDs about the Civil War.

Heritage Books

1540E Pointer Ridge Place Bowie, MD 20716 (800) 398-7709 <www.heritagebooks.com> Offers a large selection of CDs containing vital, land and marriage records, biographies and more for a variety of counties and populations in the United States.

Heritage Quest

Box 329 Bountiful, UT 84011 (800) 760-2455 <www.heritagequest.com> Sells genealogical data, products, supplies and equipment. Owns more than 250,000 source document titles, and publishes digitized US census records on CD and online.

Informit Online

Box 12058, As’Beckett St. Melbourne, Victoria, 8006, Australia +61 (03) 9925-8100 <www.informit.com.au/> Online searches of Australian records, including indexes to vital records as well as newspaper articles, memorial records, diaries and cemetery records.

KG Saur

Box 70 16 20 D-81316 Munchen Germany +49 (0 89) 76-90-20 <www.saur.de> CDs contain bibliographies of maps, atlases and books published in England, Spain, Italy and France.

OneLibrary

131 130th St. S. Glyndon, MN 56547 (218) 498-0235 <www.onelibrary.com> Use OneLibrary’s Genealogical Master Catalog on CD to search for references and original records in library card catalogs nationwide.

Millisecond Publishing Co.

Box 6168 Kamuela, HI 96743 (808) 885-7171 <www.familyforest.com> CDs contain “family forests” of individuals with connections to a certain city, state or group.

Primary Source Microfilm

12 Lunar Drive Woodbridge, CT 06525 (800) 444-0799 <www.galegroup.com/psm/> Publishes primary source materials in humanities and social sciences.

Progeny Software

Olympic Towers, Suite 200 300 Pearl St. Buffalo, NY 14202 (800) 565-0018 <www.pr0geny2.com> Manufactures genealogy charting and reporting software and sells research databases on CD-ROM, such as the Sons of the American Revolution’s Revolutionary War Craves Register.

Quintin Publications

22 Delta Drive Pawtucket, Rl 02860 (800) 747-6687 <www.quintinpublications.com> Canadian-oriented historical and genealogical books and CD-ROMs.

S&N Genealogy Supplies

Greenacres, Salisbury Road, Chilmark, Wilts, SP3 5AH United Kingdom +44 (1722) 716121 <ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Genealogy_ Supplies/whatsonm.htm> Publishes a range of parish registers, directories and poll books in print and on CD-ROM.

Search & ReSearch Publishing Corp.

Box 436 Wheat Ridge, CO 80034 (800) 284-8380 <www.searchresearchpub.com/> To learn more about your Pilgrim roots, check out The Mayflower Legacy, a CD with images and text from original Pilgrim records and the first 34 volumes of The Mayflower Descendant.

SilverPlatter

100 River Ridge Dr. Norwood, MA 02062 (800) 343-0064 <www.silverplatter.com> Publishes bibliographies on disk of CD-ROMs in print as well as a database of more than 67,000 citations pointing to Native American resources.

From the Winter 2001 issue of Family Tree Magazine

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