Who Do You Think You Are? Family Tree Maker

Unlock your family history with the best-selling genealogy software

News release
7th October 2008


The fifth series of the popular BBC genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? followed eight well known TV personalities including Patsy Kensit, Boris Johnson MP and Jerry Springer as they embarked on personal journeys across the centuries to trace their family lines and uncover the past.


Who Do You Think You Are? Family Tree Maker Deluxe v3 is the PC genealogy software that accompanies the BBC television series from Avanquest Software Publishing. Like the celebrities featured in the hit show, you too can trace your roots and establish that connection with history using the official genealogy software of the BBC series.


The software includes all the tools needed to build a complete genealogical tree, starting with just a few basic facts about you and your family. Who Do You Think You Are? Family Tree Maker Deluxe then automatically searches Ancestry.co.uk, the UK's largest collection of family history records online. Explore its eight hundred million names to track down information on relatives via birth, marriage & death records, deeds, court documents, wills and more. A free 3 month subscription to Ancestry.co.uk is included with the program.


Once you’ve built up a basic tree of names, dates and events, Who Do You Think You Are? Family Tree Maker Deluxe allows you to attach photos, documents and audio files to your tree to create an interactive, digital family guide. The software also features timelines and dynamic maps that put your ancestors’ lives in context to truly explore and understand your heritage.


Some of the Deluxe features now available include:

  • Family trees and video clips of celebrities from the first four series so you can experience the best moments from the show
  • ‘Top 10 Genealogy Hints & Tips’ video to improve your results
  • Bonus book ‘taster’ with a sample chapter from the Who Do You Think You Are? Encyclopaedia of Genealogy that provides essential advice for novice historians


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Notes to Editors: Who Do You Think You Are? Family Tree Maker Deluxe (SRP £39.99) is available from PC World, WHSmith, Play.com, Amazon.co.uk and from the Avanquest secure online shop: www.avanquest.co.uk/shop


System Requirements Windows XP/Vista Pentium II 500 Mhz processor (or equivalent), 400MB for installation / 256 MB of RAM, DVD-ROM drive (required for installation), 800x600 resolution monitor. All online features require internet access.


About Avanquest Software
Avanquest Software is a leading developer and global publisher of best-selling personal and professional software designed for utilities, office productivity, communications and mobility worldwide. Headquartered in France, with operating units, subsidiaries and offices located in United States, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, China, Korea, and Japan, Avanquest Software products are marketed in over 100 countries, through e-commerce, OEM partnerships and IT resellers. Founded in 1984 as BVRP Software and listed since December 1996 on Euronext (ISIN FR0004026714), Avanquest Software forms part of the Eurolist, NextEconomy segment and SBF 250 index. In 2006, Avanquest Software posted revenues of €74.3M. Additional information on Avanquest Software is available at http://www.avanquest.com.


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