Unlock your past and discover who you really are

Latest edition of Who Do You Think You Are™? Family Tree Maker ® software announced by Avanquest to accompany popular new BBC series

News release
28th June 2010


The latest series of the popular BBC programme Who Do You Think You Are? is scheduled to start in July 2010 with celebrities such as Bruce Forsyth and Jason Donovan. Fans of the show and keen genealogists will be able to embark on their own voyages of self discovery with genealogy software Who Do You Think You Are? Family Tree Maker Deluxe v4 announced by Avanquest Software Publishing.


The software integrates seamlessly with Ancestry.co.uk™ the UK’s largest collection of online family history resources and comes with a three month free Essentials membership to the site worth over £32. This gives users access to over 865m records including the most comprehensive online set of England, Wales and Scotland Censuses from 1841 to 1901; the fully searchable England and Wales Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes; the WW1 British Army Service and Pension records; UK Parish Records and the British Phone Books.


The latest version of the software delivers all the key aspects of the original popular PC software with extra features that will enable users to create books to share with family and friends and to easily scan images into their family tree. The software makes creating and sharing calendars showing family birthday and anniversaries easy, as well as producing slideshows and viewing family migration paths over time.


New features in Who Do You Think You Are? Family Tree Maker Deluxe v4:

  • Produce slideshows from the images in your tree
  • Create family books to share with friends and family
  • Scan images directly into your tree
  • View family migration paths over time
  • Easily create and share calendars that show family birthdays and anniversaries


Who Do You Think You Are? Family Tree Maker Deluxe v4 offers users hints and tips on tracing their family lines at the Ancestry Online Learning Centre. The software also includes a trial subscription to three issues of the Who Do You Think You Are Magazine, plus video clips and family trees of the celebrities featured in all of the BBC TV series. Well respected genealogist Nick Barratt also offers his ten top tips for successful research so users can learn all about past tales of fortunes lost to families found.


Notes to Editor:
The Ancestry.co.uk™ Essentials Membership begins upon activation of the free subscription with a valid credit or debit card but no money will be taken during the free subscription period. To cancel your membership without incurring a charge to your credit or debit card, go to www.ancestry.co.uk, simply login and go to 'My Account', click on 'Cancel Subscription' at least 2 days before the free trial subscription is due to end, otherwise 100% of the monthly Essentials membership price will be automatically debited from your credit or debit card. Use of ancestry.co.uk is subject to our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. See www.ancestry.co.uk for full details.

Who Do You Think You Are™ Family Tree Maker® Version 4 features Family Tree Maker® 2010


Sales information for Who Do You Think You Are? Family Tree Maker Deluxe v4:
Price: £39.99
Available from: PC World, Amazon.co.uk, Play.com, WHSmiths and Avanquest.co.uk
Published by: Avanquest Software Publishing


System requirements: Recommended System Requirements:

Windows® XP SP2/Vista™ and Windows 7, 1 GHz Intel Pentium® III (or equivalent), 460 MB or installation /512 MB of RAM, 32X CD/CD-R, 1024x768 resolution monitor, all online features require internet access.


Minimum System Requirements:
Windows® XP SP2/Vista™ and Windows 7, 500 MHz Intel Pentium® II (or equivalent), 460 MB for installation / 256 MB of RAM, 2X CD-ROM (required for installation), 800x600 resolution monitor.


About Avanquest Software
Avanquest Software is one of the world’s leading software developers and publishers, with operations in Europe, North America and China, and marketing its software titles through Retail, Corporate, OEM and Direct-to-Consumer channels. The company is committed to innovation in the design, development and publishing of world-class, easy-to-use and affordable software. Avanquest Software is listed on Euronext (ISIN FR0004026714) since December 1996. Additional information is available at http://www.avanquest.com or http://about.avanquest.com.


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