FHISO at RootsTech 2013 – Expo Hall Booth

We’re excited that this year FHISO will have a booth in the Expo Hall.     Come and visit us at Booth 646 during the hours the Hall is open. Stop and chat a while, and fill out more »

FHISO at RootsTech 2013 – Panel Discussion

RootsTech 2013 is just a week away now. FHISO has been allocated a time slot on Developer Day – Friday 22 March (3:00-4:00 p.m.; room 258)- for a Panel Discussion. This discussion is titled: What It Means: Open more »

WDYTYA-Live: Who’s there; who wishes they were?

  “Who Do You Think You Are? Live” is LIVE! The doors opened this morning at 10 a.m. in London. Billed as “The Biggest Family History event … In the world!” this is one giant show. Great sponsors more »

Bob Coret comments on FHISO

Bob Coret, of Coret Genealogie in the Netherlands, has blogged about FHISO at: http://blog.coret.org/2012/10/het-belang-van-standaarden-en-fhiso.html. Bob, who describes himself as open data evangelist, in addition to Internet genealogist and consultant, recently became a founding member of FHISO. He sees more »

Patrick Jones comments on FHISO

  Patrick Jones, well-known for his work with Internet security, governance, and policy, has recently blogged about FHISO: http://jonesandrelated.blogspot.com/2012/10/tech-tuesday-information-standards-in.html. FHISO had a meeting with Patrick a few months ago where we had discussed several topics including our ‘Why FHISO?’ document.   Patrick, more »


Family History Information Standards Organisation, Inc. (FHISO) was incorporated earlier this year to act as the community-owned standards organization serving genealogists, world wide. Standards organizations depend on broad support — that includes support across some of the entrenched more »

Did someone say download? More on “Building a BetterGEDCOM …” (April 2012)

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 more »

“If we are to become better genealogists….”

“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 more »

FHISO at RootsTech

RootsTech 2012 Look for FHISO and BetterGEDCOM representatives at RootsTech 2012, and please participate with us in the featured presentations listed below: “Family History Information Standards Organisation (FHISO) – What It Is, and How to Get Involved” Robert more »

Introducing FHISO

Family History Information Standards Organisation, or FHISO, is a proud sponsor of the Build a BetterGEDCOM Project–the grassroots effort powered by ideas that got it all started. FHISO will be community owned. Its members will work transparently and more »