Louis Kessler

Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

Email: lkessler@lkessler.com
URL: www.lkessler.com


Specialties:

Technology and Genealogy, Genealogy Software, Source-based Genealogy


Lectures:

For a complete list of my topics, see: http://www.lkessler.com/speaker.shtml


Speaking Conditions:

I usually accept speaking engagements for conferences I am planning to attend.


Previous Engagements:

  • Apr 2016, a talk for the Manitoba Genealogical Society Seminar in Winnipeg on Genealogy Blogs and Blogging.
  • Mar 2016, a presentation on How to improve research with source-based genealogy in Melbourne Australia
  • Feb 2016, the 10th Unlock the Past History & Genealogy Cruise, giving eight presentations.
  • Oct 2014, Gaenovium 2014, Leiden Netherlands. Presented Reading Wrong GEDCOM Right. Was on the Current & Future Genealogical Exchange Standards panel.
  • Aug 2014, submitted a second paper Standardized Sources and Citation Templates to the Family History Information Standards Organisation (FHISO) in their call for papers.
  • Feb 2014, RootsTech 2014, Salt Lake City. Windows Phone for Genealogists.
  • Oct 2013, at the Manitoba Genealogical Society Seminar in Winnipeg. A keynote presentation on Ideas and More Ideas for Your Genealogy Society.
  • Fall 2013, wrote an 8 page article Software Reviews for Family Tree Tracker magazine, 1st edition, by Citrus Media (Australia).
  • June 2013, submitted a paper Nine Necessities in a GEDCOM Replacement to the Family History Information Standards Organisation (FHISO) in their call for papers.
  • Feb 2013, the 3rd Unlock the Past History & Genealogy Cruise, Australia. Gave seven presentations and was on the on the Social Media Panel.
  • Feb 2012, RootsTech 2012, Salt Lake City. Was on the Sources, Citations, Meta Data panel and demo'd my program Behold.


  • Bio:

    I have a different take on genealogy because I am both a programmer and a genealogist. I have my own genealogy program Behold that I am developing, and I built and run the GenSoftReviews site where people go to rate and review their genealogy software. See: www.beholdgenealogy.com and www.gensoftreviews.com

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