Revive your old BDM CDs

The information on this page refers to two products developed by Jason Ingram which enable users to access their expensive old BDM CDs on newer Windows computers.

The Bathurst Family History Group Inc. has no relationship with the developer but has taken advantage of an opportunity to promote the products and may receive a very small commission if you click on the 'buy' link on this page.

  1. 1.  BDM Data Viewer
  2. 2.  BDM Revival

BDM Data Viewer

BDM Data Viewer, by Jason Ingram, is an index searching tool to enable you to revive those old DOS CD-ROM indexes that may no longer work with modern operating systems such as Windows 7/8. It works by reading data from your existing CD-ROMs and placing it into one proprietary data file that the BDM Data Viewer can read quickly and easily. This means you no longer need to load individual CDs and all the indexes can be searched simultaneously. Currently the following indexes are supported: New
• 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


BDM Data Viewer - Screen Shot



BDM Data viewer can be purchased for (AUD) $AU19.99 (download only)
A Library Version is also available on CD for $AU35. More Information

Free Demo (14 day limit)
Buy If you purchase BDM Data Viewer by clicking on the link at the left, you will be taken to a different secure site. Bathurst Family History Group will receive a very small commission.




BDM Revival

The same software author also offers BDM Revival which allows you to use your old DOS programmes on the new versions of Windows.




BDM Revival can be purchased for (AUD) $AU19.99 (download only)
A Library Version is also available on CD for $AU200. More Information

Free demo to download

Free Demo

(14 day limit) immediate download

NB: You * may * need .NET Framework 4
(depending on how old your computer is - it is free)


Buy
If you purchase BDM Revival by clicking on the link at the left, you will be taken to a different secure site.
Bathurst Family History Group will receive a very small commission.

Overview

Don't throw away those old DOS based CD-ROM indexes. With BDM Revival you will be able to run them again in Windows Vista, 7, and 8 (including 64 bit). Not only that, you will be able to export data into BDM Data Viewer in future versions...

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

With direct support for the following indexes (more to come):

  • NSW Pioneers Index, 1788-1888 (KAWare)
  • NSW Federation Index, 1889-1918 (KAWare)
  • NSW Between the Wars, 1919-1945 (KAWare)
  • VIC Pioneers Index, 1837-1888 (KAWare)
  • VIC Pioneers Index, 1836-1888 (Digger)
  • VIC Edwardian Index, 1902-1913 (Digger)
  • VIC Federation Index, 1889-1901 (Digger)
  • VIC Great War Index, 1914-1920 (Digger)
  • VIC Inquest Index, 1841 - 1985 (Digger)
  • VIC Death Index, 1921-1985 (Digger)
  • VIC Immigration to Victoria 1852-1879 (Digger)
  • VIC Marriage Index. Victoria 1921-1942 (Digger)
  • TAS Pioneers Index, 1803-1899 (KAWare)
  • WA Pioneers Index, 1841-1905 (KAWare)
  • QLD Pioneers Index, 1829 - 1889 (Digger)
  • QLD Federation Index, 1890 - 1914 (Digger)
  • SA Marriage Registrations 1842 to 1916 (Digger)
  • SA Marriage Registrations 1917 to 1937 (Digger)
  • SA Births Registrations 1842 - 1906 (Digger)
  • SA Births Registrations 1907 - 1928 (Digger)
  • SA Deaths Registrations 1842 - 1915 (Digger)

As well as the ability to manually install almost any DOS application including Windows 3.1 (assuming you have the installation disks) and Windows 3.1 applications.

Future versions will ship with built in support for other DOS based indexes as they become available.

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