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Review Articles

A number of review articles about LDS Companion have been published, and these are listed below. Two of these are available to download as graphical images of the original magazine pages - just click on the hyperlinks. For ease on downloading, each article is packed into a single ZIP file, which unpacks (with WinZip or PKZIP etc.) into a number of TIF files. You will then need a graphics package that can read TIF files (e.g. PaintShop Pro) to view and/or print them.

  • The UK's Family Tree magazine, Jul 1999 (p.38), briefly mentions the program in a review of the 1881 Census on CD-Rom.
  • See Family Tree magazine Sep 1999 (p.40) for a brief mention by Eric Probert, under 'Computer Intelligence'.
  • The most complete coverage so far can be found in the article '1881 British Census Utilities' by John Hanson, in Family Tree magazine, Oct 1999. This covers LDS Companion (in respect of 1881 Census conversions only) and the competing program RTF Wizard which also converts 1881 census files. Click here to download a copy (REV7.ZIP, 481k, unzips to three TIF files)
  • 'Computer News and Tips' by David Tippey, in Family History Monthly, Dec 1999 (p.50) Click here to download a copy (REV8.ZIP, 55k, unzips to one TIF file)
  • 'Computer News - Exploiting the 1881 Census CD-Rom' in the East Surrey Family History Society magazine, Jun 2000 (p.11-12).

For independent assessments of IGIREAD (predecessor to LDS Companion), see:

  • The UK Family Tree magazine: Mar 1995 (p.28) for a brief mention of the original Shareware version.
  • Family Tree magazine, Apr 1995 (pp.29-30) for a full review by Robert Clayton.
  • Computers in Genealogy magazine, Sep 1995 (pp.307-12).
  • Family Tree magazine, Mar 1996 (p.29) for versions 3.0/3.1.
  • The Shareware version (2.77) has also been reviewed in the US magazine Genealogical Computing (Jul-Sep 1996).
  • The program is described along with other IGI programs and utilities in IGI on Computer: The International Genealogical Index from CDROM, by David Hawgood (1998).
  • Family Tree magazine, Feb 1999 (pp.68-69) gives a brief description of the Windows version, by David Hawgood in an article on the IGI.

8 January 2003

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