Trace your family tree with Who Do You Think You Are?

Discover the rewarding pastime of genealogy with new TV series

News release
July 2008


The fifth series of the popular BBC genealogy series, Who Do You Think You Are? begins on 13th August. Six well-known TV personalities, including Patsy Kensit, Boris Johnson MP and Jerry Springer will embark on personal journeys across the centuries as they trace their family lines and uncover some unexpected surprises.


In time for the TV series debut, many retailers including and are offering great discounts on the software to accompany the series. Viewers can now prepare to unlock the secrets of their own ancestors’ lives and embark on a rewarding and emotional journey of discovery with the Who Do You Think You Are? software.


Who Do You Think You Are Family Tree Maker Deluxe is the official PC software of the BBC television series from Avanquest Software Publishing. Starting with just a few basic facts about you and your family, you can build up a complete picture of your family history.


The software automatically searches, the UK's largest collection of family history records online, helping you track down information on distant relatives via birth, marriage & death records and census recordings. You can then bring your family history to life by creating a whole host of trees, charts, reports and even albums to share with family and friends.


Use Family Tree Maker to present your relatives with their own family book filled with stories, charts, photographs, maps and timelines. You can also share your findings digitally on CD-ROM or a free internet home page.


Some of the new features now available include:

  • Family tree printouts
  • Printed guide to researching your family history
  • Family Tree Maker Training DVD


Notes to Editors:
Who Do You Think You Are? Family Tree Maker Deluxe (SRP £39.99) is available from PC World, WHSmith,, and from the Avanquest secure online shop:


System Requirements
Windows® 98/Me/XP Pentium® II 300 Mhz processor (333 Mhz for XP). SVGA video card capable of displaying 800x600x16-bit resolution. 150MB hard disk space 2 X CD-ROM (CDR/RW drive required to back up files to CD). Microsoft ® Internet Explorer 6.0 56kbs modem/cable or DSL and an internet connection is required for the online features. Works with most popular printers (monochrome and colour) supported by Windows®, Windows® compatible mouse and keyboard Training DVD requires a DVD player.


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


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