National Genealogical Society

About NGS

NGS GenTech . . . bridging genealogy and technology

Who We Are

GenTech, a division of the National Genealogical Society, facilitates communication among persons interested in genealogy and technology. By presenting national conferences, sponsoring programs with other societies, and publishing white papers based on analyses of problems of common interest to genealogists and technologists, we seek to maximize the movement of knowledge among the members of our constituencies.

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The organization is well known for having developed the GenTech Genealogical Data Model, which is of use to software developers who write genealogy software.

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Conferences & Events

NGS 2014 Family History Conference in Richmond, Virginia, includes four full days of lectures, networking luncheons, and workshops featuring nationally known genealogical speakers—all for only a few dollars per session. Learn More.

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