Board Meeting Held 21 July 2021 at 2100UTC

Present: Luther Tychonievich — Chair; Richard Smith — Vice Chair and Technical Coordinator; Roger Moffat — Secretary, Treasurer & Membership Coordinator; and Seth Taplin — Technical Co-coordinator.


  1. Minutes of the previous meetings: The minutes of the 23 June 2021 meeting have not been published yet.
  2. Finances: 
    PayPal Balance at 23 June 2021 = $532.26 (2 members renewed during this period)
  3. Membership:
    1. Roger added 14 months to everyone’s expiration date. Did not yet eMail members who have expired asking them to renew.
  4. Board Elections:
    1. Roger and Luther’s positions are up for re-election, plus 2 new “At Large” positions.
    2. Richard Smith is stepping down from his role as Technical Services Coordinator. He will serve until the AGM
    3. AGM date revised to 25 September 2021.
  5. Technical Work:
    1. Board discussed GEDCOM 7, agreed to issue a statement of board support for the document.
    2. Discussed what needs doing prior to filing for a text/gedcom media type suitable for all versions of GEDCOM.
    3. Agreed ELF remains important for integrating FHISO standards into pre-7 GEDCOM versions.
    4. Decided to schedule discussion of GEDCOM, ELF, and the like for the coming AGM.

Date of next meeting: 1 September 2021 2100UTC 5PM EDT