RootsMagic, Inc. to collaborate within FHISO about community standards


Gilbert, AZ—July 27, 2012—Family History Information Standards Organisation, Inc. (FHISO) announced today that RootsMagic, Inc., has finalized its plans to become a founding member of the organisation. As a founding member, RootsMagic will designate organisational member representatives to participate with other FHISO members from the global genealogical community in the development of standards for the digital representation and sharing of family history and genealogical information.

“Most of us just want it to work. Within FHISO, everyone’s needs will be considered. Things will just work for more of us, more of the time. We’ll get there, thanks to support from leaders like Bruce Buzbee and Michael Booth of RootsMagic. Today’s announcement is good news for genealogists and innovators around the globe,” says FHISO Board Member, Geir Thorud (Norway).

For over 20 years, RootsMagic, Inc., has been creating family history software, starting with the popular Family Origins and continuing with RootsMagic, the award-winning genealogy software which makes researching, organizing, and sharing family history fun and easy. Over the years RootsMagic has released other programs to help people preserve and share their family history. Personal Historian helps users write and preserve their life stories. Family Atlas makes creating custom family maps fun and easy. And Family Reunion Organizer takes the headaches out of planning those important get-togethers. For more information about the RootsMagic family of products, visit the company website, .

FHISO is a standards-developing 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 .

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

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