New software review site launched

From a press release this morning:
Winnipeg, Manitoba — September 24, 2008 — Now there’s a website that allows users of genealogy software to rate and review the programs they’ve used or tried. This will allow others who are looking for programs to better compare and select software that will help them.

The site is located at:

Genealogy Software Reviews This is a screen shot of the site as of this morning.

The site is starting with 355 programs ready for review. You can select between Windows, Mac, Unix, handheld and online programs. Types include full-featured, GEDCOM utilities, website builders and other programs useful for genealogy.

The site collects ratings in five categories: Whether you enjoy using it, if you use it often, if it has easy input, useful output, and an overall rating. Then you can write a short review and list the program’s biggest pro and biggest con.

It is built using WordPress, allows quick and easy searching for a particular program, and provides an RSS feed for all reviews, as well as a feed for each program.

“I created my “Louis Kessler’s Genealogy Software Links” page for my website in 1997 and that page has been a popular genealogy web resource with over 400,000 hits through the years. But I’ve always wanted to have more than just a list of programs. The new Genealogy Software Reviews site allows interactive user input and should be a more useful resource for everyone.”

The Genealogy Software Review site is free to use and does not require registration.


About Louis Kessler

Louis Kessler has been a genealogist and programmer for over 30 years. He has published newspaper articles on genealogy, given presentations on genealogy, and is Past President of a regional Heritage Center. He is the developer of the genealogy program known as Behold that can be found at

About Libbi

Writer for 30 years. Genealogy a hobby for about 40 years. Yes, I'm in my 50's, I learned about genealogy at my mother's knee!
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