Our just previous blog article highlighted A.C. “Tony” Proctor’s article, “Building a BetterGEDCOM: Building a Better World.”
Thanks to the magazine publishers, Wharncliffe Publishing Limited, FHISO is able to provide a downloadable, digital version of Tony’s article.
Click on the thumbnail to the left to download, “Building a BetterGEDCOM: Building a Better World.”
Visit the Your Family History website (where you can subscribe or obtain more copies of the edition), www.your-familyhistory.com.
The magazine is also published in the US under the title Tracing Family History.
“If we are to become better genealogists, then we need a better storage format.” So writes FHISO organizer and BetterGEDCOM wiki member, A.C. “Tony” Proctor in his latest article. His work, “Building a BetterGEDCOM: Building a Better World,” appears in the current (April 2012) issue of Your Family History.
Tony’s article introduces FHISO and touches on many BetterGEDCOM discussion topics, including the need for the new format to be “”flexible and accommodating ” toward the definition of the family unit. By golly, he managed to highlight both “E&C” and Elizabeth Shown Mills in the same article!
Great job, Tony.
To read the full text of Tony’s article, visit the publisher’s site (below) or search Amazon.com for “Your Family History.” http://www.your-familyhistory.com/
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Family History Information Standards Organisation (FHISO) New standards-setting organisation formed to support Family History and Genealogy
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA — Wednesday, February 1, 2012 — FHISO (http://fhiso.org) is a newly-formed international organisation created to develop standards for the digital representation and sharing of family history and genealogical information. The standards will solve today’s interoperability issues independently of technology platforms, genealogy products or services. They will provide opportunities for innovation and will address robust user requirements such as search, capture and research administration.
In the fall of 2010, a group of dedicated technologists and users formed the “Build a BetterGEDCOM Project” to improve data exchange standards and to facilitate sharing between researchers. This grassroots effort has grown into a dynamic, open forum for the exchange of ideas, and a substantial body of work has been produced. In order to realise the project goals, a more structured, organised environment was needed. [...]
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