GenSmarts-Your Personal Genealogical Research Assistant!

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Live Broadcast Only! An email will be sent to our members only on March 16 on accessing the live broadcast! Visitors can send an email to and request the meeting broadcast info. No Meeting will be held at the Good Samaritan Village in Fort Collins due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak! If members cannot view the live broadcast, a video will be available for our members on the following Sunday for 25 days!


GenSmarts is an application that interacts with your genealogy program and provides research suggestions using artificial intelligence analysis.  It develops a profile of the individuals in your program based on where & when they lived. It then matches the profiles with GenSmart’s inventory of known records.  The program then makes predictions based on this comparison.  It is prioritized to highlight missing data and then provide suggestions for search. It will then search selected web sites for the missing data. 

GenSmarts works with all the major genealogical programs and is compatible with Windows NT, Vista, XP, 98, 7 and 8.  Although it isn’t designed to work with the Mac, Mac users can use it.  They just need a virtualization software with a Windows VM (Virtual Machine) setup or use something like CrossOver from CodeWeavers, which makes it even easier since you aren’t loading a full VM session.

The presentation will familiarize you with the capabilities of GenSmarts, demonstrate some of the major features of the application, and provide tips on using the program in conjunction with online research and trips to libraries, archives and other repositories.

Note: Our society will have a drawing for a FREE copy of GenSmarts for those members or visitors using our live broadcast!


Del Ritchhart began researching his family history in 1994.  He has served in leadership positions in several San Diego genealogical organizations and has made over 100 presentations to numerous groups in the Southern California area.  He published, “Breathing Life Into My Family Ancestors” in 2011 and plans to publish a second book in 2019.  He is the group leader for the German Study Group in our Society.

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