I purchased the CD about a year ago, and it was user friendly, however, I question whether I would pay over 300 dollars again for it or not. Check all of your loacal Libaries first you might be able to get a inter libary use. On a scale from 1-10, it helped me about 4.5 or so. The one I purchased only goes up to 1900. If your family was all catholics it is good, if not it is iffie(sic) iffie. You can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org I will run some names for you if you wish.