What the Users Say
Below are shown some comments received from users of the program:
"Great program! Wish I had known about it earlier, converting IGI text files to Excel by hand
is not for the faint-hearted!"
Colin Blanshard Withers
"What can one say - you've done it again! Converted my multitude of 1881 rtf files in
11.5 secs. Removed duplicates almost as quick. Would have taken me days to do otherwise.
Another satisfied customer!"
"Much to my delight my wife gave me a copy of LDS Companion (version 1.10). I have found
it easy to use and immensely helpful in working with the 1881 census, the 1851 3 county census
and the British Isles Vital Records Index. I can't think of many programs of equal quality
that are available for as little as £16. I look forward to using it on the IGI at some point.
"Excellent product - perfect for one-name study"
I would like your latest upgrade to LDS Companion. I really use it a lot. .....
Thank you so much. You are doing us a great service."
"Thanks for your prompt response to my problem. Downloaded V1.14 and it works like a charm.
"We have given LDS Companion a good tryout. My husband, (who is heavily involved in IT - mainly satellite image processing & scientific programming) is very impressed with the design, functionality & ease of use. He hardly ever bothers to read manuals (except when he's in deep trouble) and was very much at home with the program pretty well straight away"
New South Wales
"Bought above from S&N and am very pleased with it. It really does overcome the
shortcomings of the LDS viewer."
"Thanks Steve, This program is worth its weight in gold :-)"
"Many thanks for your speedy reply. I have now used the LDS Companion for conversion of some
IGI data and also for doing some work on the 1881 census. It is a very impressive package and
complements the LDS data perfectly. I was particularly impressed at the way it removed the
For those of us who like to use databases and spreadsheets to organise data it
is a godsend. I had collected my data over the last two decades into such
packages and was frustrated by what appeared to be a lack of transferability
between the different formats. Your programs go a long way to resolving that.
Perhaps one day the non-database Gedcom to XLS/DBF program will be written!
Many thanks and best wishes."
"I find the program very helpful as I volunteer at the local Family History section of
my local library. Thanks."
"It's really a great program - since the FamilySearch site came up I don't use the
IGI CD-ROMs any more, so I now use it mainly for the three Vital Records Indexes and
the 1881 census, all of which I have at home. Thanks again."
"Thanks for a great program. it has saved me a lot of time working with LDS family history
"Thanks very much for the update. The more that I use the program, the more impressed
I am. The 'duplicate search' is particularly helpful. Best wishes."