I found this to be one of the better Indexes that are available to the Genealogist. What a great way to find those long lost ancestors that we are looking for in the Revolutionary War era.
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution should be commended for a job well done! -- So King News, May/June 1999
Keep in mind that the title is the "SAR Patriot Index." It is an INDEX to other records. While the information presented on the CD-ROM is valuable by itself, every entry is a pointer to a record in a filing cabinet someplace... I spent some time looking for some of my known ancestors within the database and received a pleasant surprise: one individual that I have listed in my database as "probably the son of..." was indeed listed as the son of the same person on two different applications for membership in the SAR. Apparently the SAR has received documentation of that connection which meets the SAR's stringent requirements. I quickly printed out copy request forms and have now mailed them to SAR headquarters, and I expect to receive photocopies of the members' applications within a couple of months. All in all, I am delighted with this CD-ROM disc. -- Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, May 25, 1998
From the Publisher
Publishing this kind of data on CD makes a lot more sense than going to print. Instead of printing several volumes of thick reference books, all you need is one CD. Data is so much easier and quicker to find, plus you can print out various reports and charts with the Progeny Family Explorer - the powerful search and report utility included on all Progeny CD-ROM products.
Family Explorer provides the interface to the records stored in the Patriot Index, effectively creating a standalone product. Using Family Explorer, users can quickly search and navigate through records in the database, as well as print professional quality charts and reports for various people on the CD. Now, with this latest version, it is also possible to export records in GEDCOM format for direct import into any popular genealogy database program.