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BDM Data Viewer

genealogy software for Australian births deaths and marriages

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BDM Data Viewer is an index searching tool to enable you to revive those old KAWare DOS CD-ROM indexes that no longer work in modern operating systems such as Windows 7/8. It works by reading data from your existing CD-ROM Indexes (i.e. KAWAREF, KAware and KAware2) and placing it into one proprietary data file that BDM Data Viewer can read quickly and easily.

System Requirements: any Windows 10, Vista, 7 or 8 (32 or 64 bit) PC

The following KAWare indexes are supported:

  • NSW Between the Wars 1919-1945
  • NSW Pioneers Index, 1788-1888
  • NSW Federation Index 1889-1918
  • VIC Pioneers Index, 1837-1888
  • TAS Pioneers Index, 1803-1899
  • WA Pioneers Index, 1841-1905

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  • Fuzzy searching – no more messing around with variations on spelling names
  • Bookmarking
  • Parents locator
  • Children locator
  • Matching marriage record locator
  • Birth locator
  • Marriage locator
  • Death locator
  • Super-fast parallel searching, results caching and ranking
  • Scratch pad and working tree to help compile your family tree
  • Cell merging
  • Single record view
  • Customisable copy to clipboard
  • Powerful sorting and filtering
  • Search across all index data at the same time!
  • Name aliases for matching records with incorrect spelling
  • Customisable columns

Free Demo (14 day limit)

Standard Version

Immediate download - $20 USD

(non-refundable - please try the demo first)

use your own CD-ROM index data

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NB: .NET Framework 4 - you *might* need this, depending on how old your computer is (free)