26 September 2012

Family History Information Standards Organisation

Family History Information Standards Organisation, or FHISO, is a newly-formed international organisation created to develop standards for the digital representation and sharing of family history and genealogical information. The standards will solve today’s interoperability issues independently of technology platforms, genealogy products or services. They will provide opportunities for innovation and will address robust user requirements such as search, capture and research administration.

FHISO is a nonprofit, community-owned organisation. The organisation will operate democratically, and membership will be available to all who participate in the global family history and genealogical community.

Learn more about Why FHISO.

I don't know about you and a reason that many of us stay with one genealogy software package or online service is because we know that we probably can't fully transfer our information to another one!  We know that we can always use the GEDCOM format as an econo means of sharing info, regardless of platform and hopefully FHISO will come up with a more elegant and powerful option!

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