On the eve of its 2002 conference in Boston, GenTech announced it will become a division of the National Genealogical Society. GenTech, which started as a small group of volunteers who wanted to promote technology in genealogy, has turned into a larger venture than volunteers alone can handle, according to a statement on the group’s Web site <www.gentech.org>. NGS will take over GenTech’s administrative functions and form an advisory council of officials from both groups. GenTech will still hold its annual conferences, the statement says. Next year’s conference will be held Jan. 17-18 in Phoenix, Ariz.
From the June 2002 issue of Family Tree Magazine