set to collaborate about community standards


2012 FHISO Founding

Gilbert, AZ USA—May 17, 2012—Family History Information Standards Organisation, Inc. (FHISO) announced today that, Inc. has finalized its plans to become a founding member of the organisation. FHISO is a newly-formed international organisation created to develop standards for the digital representation of family history and genealogical information. As a founding member, will designate five organisational member representatives to participate with other FHISO members from the global genealogical community. is the world’s largest online family history resource, with 1.9 million paying subscribers. More than 10 billion records have been added to the site in the past 15 years. Ancestry users have created more than 34 million family trees containing approximately 4 billion profiles. In addition to its flagship site, offers several localized Web sites designed to empower people to discover, preserve and share their family history.

FHISO is a standards-setting organisation bringing the international family history and genealogical community together in a transparent, democratic forum for the purpose of developing information standards to solve today’s interoperability issues. To learn more about FHISO, visit our website, .

Please join us in welcoming and their member representatives to FHISO!

Anthony C. Proctor, FHISO Media Relations (
Robert M. Burkhead, FHISO Acting Chair (
Andrew G. Hatchett III, FHISO Acting Secretary (

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