FHISO Call for Nominations and Announcement of Annual General Meeting

The Family History Information Standards Organisation is seeking  nominations for the Board of Directors. The election will be held online with voting being conducted from July 21, 2019 to August 3, 2019, followed by an Annual General Meeting held online on August 10, 2019. As this is FHISO’s first board election, all positions are open for election. These are:    Chair – the head of FHISO, with overall responsibility for the smooth running of the organisation.    Technical Coordinator – the chair of the Technical Standing Committee, with overall responsibility for FHISO’s standardisation and specification work.    Four Directors at Large to fill other roles on the board. Terms of office run from the AGM on August 10, 2019 for two years.

It is expected that some board members will hold several roles, for instance, the roles of secretary and treasurer are currently held by the same individual.  The details will depend on the skills […]

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FHISO to be featured on *My Society*

FHISO to be featured on *My Society*


Saturday, Dec 15, 2012 2-3pm Eastern US 1-2pm Central US 12-1pm Mountain US 11am-12pm Pacific US

My Society is an Internet radio show on Blog talk Radio presented by the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

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Ancestry.com set to collaborate about community standards


Gilbert, AZ USA—May 17, 2012—Family History Information Standards Organisation, Inc. (FHISO) announced today that Ancestry.com, 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, Ancestry.com will designate five organisational member representatives to participate with other FHISO members from the global genealogical community.

Ancestry.com 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, Ancestry.com 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 […]

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