GenTech

Between 1998 and 2000, the Lexicon Working Group produced documents and findings about the GenTech Genealogical Model. By a merger in 2002, GenTech became known as NGS GenTech, division of The National Genealogical Society (NGS). Particular documents from 1998 and 2000 by the Lexicon Working Group are available from the NGS Internet site. The documents available from NGS GenTech include a 101 page model description/ discussion and, separately, two diagrams of the model. The diagrams are a representation of the GenTech (a) data model and (b) process "map." The Lexicon/GenTech materials can be downloaded (pdf, MS Word 97 and Visio format).

Additional and/or separate resources

Beau Sharbrough, GenTech President, "Practical Uses for GenTech Genealogical Data Model" [access the MS PowerPoint document, "Practical uses for the GenTech GDM=1.ppt," c2000, from the link at the top of the Internet page].

"Genealogical Data and XML," Coverpages.org [Technology Reports], accessed 13 Dec 2010 [reports last modified 20 Dec 005].

"Software implementing GenTech Genealogical Data Model," newsgroup discussion thread c2009, derkeiler.com (http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Soc/soc.genealogy.computing/2009-06/msg00013.html : 10 December 2010) 

Dick Eastman, "GenTech and National Genealogical Society Merger Completed," Dick Eastman Online, Ancestry Library (Columnists), Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/learn/library/article.aspx?article=6061 : 10 Dec 2010)