Family History Information Standards Organisation is a community-driven organisation established for the purpose of developing genealogy and family history information standards on a modern platform that is
FHISO’s standing organisational board consists of three directors. These directors are Robert Burkhead (USA); Geir Thorud (Norway); Andrew Hatchett (USA). Robert and Geir have standards backgrounds (Robert, HL7; Geir, ISO). Robert Burkhead functions as the FHISO Technical Standing Committee Coordinator and Acting Chair.
The standards development process was initiated March 22, 2013, with a historic Open Call for Papers.
“Modern standards development work is dynamic and deliberate,” said Robert Burkhead. “The result will be inclusive; it will be effective. It begins here. It begins with you and your participation.”
“For the first time, the proposals will be published to the benefit of all stakeholders making up the international community,” said Tony Proctor (UK), FHISO Organiser. “Collectively, the proposals will give rise to comments, member working groups and project teams. The information standards developed from this process will better support how we work and how well we work together.”
New work platforms will be implemented to support the FHISO process. A submissions platform for the Call for Papers is available (http://fhiso.org/call-for-papers/). As volunteers process the submissions, each will be posted for public viewing and commenting. A dynamic new platform to support working groups and project teams will follow.
It begins here. It begins with you. Become a member of FHISO today (http://fhiso.org/join-fhiso/).