Genealogy CDs

The Aberdeenshire CD | The Dorsetshire CD

These CDs contain fully searchable transcriptions in XHTML format of material collected or created in the course of my own family history research over more than ten years. Unlike most publishers, all content on these CDs has been transcribed and proof-read by hand to reduce the number of typographical errors and legibility problems commonly found when using scanned images in PDF files. Errors in the original works have been kept but annotated with corrections, and many additional annotations containing background information have been added. Placing the mouse over the highlighted text will display any corrections or annotations. Cross-linking has been added to place names where appropriate to simplify navigation.

The CDs were listed in Your Family Tree issue 100 (March 2011) in their Top 100 Family History Resources, and described as Superb examples of county-based resources.


The Aberdeenshire CD 3.1
The Aberdeenshire CD

Reviews of version 3.0:

...amazingly well-crafted CD...another stellar addition...
 Your Family Tree, issue 101 (Spring 2011).

Reviews of version 2.0:

...impressive amount of material...nothing short of astounding. An absolute gem.
 Your Family Tree, issue 62 (April 2008).
Runner-up, Specific Data CD of the Year, Your Family Tree, issue 71 (December 2008).

...annotations draw attention to contradictions within documents and add useful background information.
 Family History Monthly, issue 155 (April 2008).

...easy to navigate...
 Practical Family History, issue 124 (April 2008).

This CD will be of use to both genealogists and local historians interested in the north east of Scotland. Version 3.1 contains over twice as much data as version 2.0, including:

Orders: send a cheque made payable to K.R. Smith for £16 (includes £1 p&p) to:
K.R. Smith, 24 Lime Road, Oxford OX2 9EG, UK,
or order securely online:


The Dorsetshire CD 2.1
The Dorsetshire CD

Reviews of version 2.0, which has now sold out:

...another indispensable purchase for genealogists interested in the county.
 Your Family Tree, issue 89 (Spring 2010).

This CD will be of use to both genealogists and local historians interested in Dorset. The inclusion of trade directories covering 1811 to 1931 may mean you are able to follow three or more generations of a family business. Version 2.1 contains over twelve times as much data as version 1.0, including:

Orders: send a cheque made payable to K.R. Smith for £16 (includes £1 p&p) to:
K.R. Smith, 24 Lime Road, Oxford OX2 9EG, UK,
or order securely online:


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