Bob VelkeBob is the president of Wholly Genes, Inc., the makers of The Master Genealogist (TMG) and other family history software tools since 1992.  He is also the president of Archive CD Books USA, a partner company in an international Archive CD Books Project which digitises old books, maps, and other materials of interest to genealogists. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Genealogical Society (NGS), a former Board member of GENTECH, Inc., a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, a participant in the Lexicon Working Group, and a co-author of the GENTECH Genealogical Data Model (GDM). He has been involved in the Member Ancestor Chart (MAC) and other NGS projects.

Bob received a B.A. in Criminology from the University of Maryland, where he later taught that subject and trained police departments on research and analysis techniques. He is a frequent lecturer at family history conferences on technology issues and is a genealogical researcher of some 30 years, with a special interest in the American Civil War and southwestern Virginia.

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