Matthew Helm is the Chief History Officer at HistoryKat, Inc. He's the creator and maintainer of the award-winning Helm's Genealogy Toolbox, HistoryKat, Helm/Helms Family Research Page, and a variety of other Web sites. Matthew speaks at national genealogical conventions and lectures to genealogical and historical societies. Matthew holds an A.B. in History and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.