Let’s Connect. Mocavo experts join FHISO Founding Members


Boulder, CO and Gilbert, AZ — January 7, 2013 — Mocavo, Inc. and Family History Information Standards Organisation, Inc. (FHISO) announced today that Mocavo has finalized its plans to become a founding member of the organization. As part of this process, Mocavo has designated Ryan Hunter as its key organizational member representative. Ryan will 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.

“We are delighted to join forces with FHISO and the other Founding Members,” said Ryan Hunter, chief operating officer for Mocavo, Inc. “Technology standards provide the framework for cooperation amongst genealogists and genealogy technology providers. With this framework we can all benefit from being able to go deeper in our family histories and make new discoveries more easily.  We look forward to contributing to FHISO’s important work.”

“Genealogists want to connect. Mocavo’s business is about innovative approaches to connecting genealogists with each other and with the information that fuels their passions.  We welcome Mocavo and Ryan Hunter to FHISO. Together, we invite others to join the movement. Let’s connect!” said Robert Burkhead, acting FHISO Chairman.

With the help of its community members, Mocavo is working to bring all of the world’s genealogical information online for free putting everyone’s family history within reach. Led by industry veteran, Cliff Shaw, Mocavo has created a genealogy search engine built to help genealogists break through their brick walls and publish their own content like ancestor photos and old records. Wrapped up in an experience that encourages sharing with other family members, Mocavo is a modern resource. In addition to free products and services, the company has launched Mocavo Plus—a paid subscription that unlocks advanced search options and helps to automate research with connections from around the web. To learn more about Movaco or register, explore their services or take advantage of the Mocavo Plus trial, visit the company website, http://www.mocavo.com/.

FHISO is a standards-developing organization bringing the international family history and genealogical community together in a transparent, self-governing forum for the purpose of developing information standards to solve today’s interoperability issues. To learn more about FHISO or become an “enquiring member,” visit http://fhiso.org/.

Please join us in welcoming Mocavo and Ryan Hunter to FHISO!


Mocavo: press@mocavo.com

FHISO General Inquiries enquiries@fhiso.org; Membership inquiries – membership@fhiso.org; FHISO Media Relations – Anthony C. Proctor (acproctor@fhiso.org).

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