Franklin Lakes, NJ and Gilbert, AZ — September 21, 2012 — ourFamily•ology, Inc. and Family History Information Standards Organisation, Inc. (FHISO) announced today that ourFamily•ology has finalized its plans to become a founding member of the organization. As part of this process, ourFamily•ology has designated its founder, Brandy Sacco, as an organizational member representative. Brandy 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.
“FHISO offers the best hope for a community-driven genealogy standard. Finally, we’ll have a place where genealogists and technologists world-wide come together to discuss the new tools and technologies that we want and need,” said Brandy Sacco, ourFamily•ology Founder.
“Our community thrives on functionality and sharing. Innovative developers like Brandy Sacco deserve support from a modern, participatory standard development organization. Tools to help users build reliable family trees, enabling sensible privacy controls and soon to be released advanced media tagging features are examples of user functionality that Brandy has developed for ourFamily•ology. With innovators like Brandy Sacco participating in FHISO, just imagine what we’ll be able to accomplish,” said Robert Burkhead, FHISO Chairman,” said Robert Burkhead, FHISO Chairman.
ourFamily•ology provides web-based genealogy tools to inspire hobbyists and advanced users alike to build reliable family trees that can be shared with family and friends. The innovative Progress Rating Chart allows users to visualize their progress and see the big picture. Searching and adding genealogical records from FamilySearch is a snap. Soon to be released media tagging and flexible privacy controls will make it possible for users to securely share and collaborate in exciting new ways. Website resources provide tips and insights that explain what genealogy is, how to find documents, how to conduct research, and more. As part of its core mission, ourFamily•ology believes in being a part of the genealogy community and staying abreast of new developments. For more information about ourFamily•ology or to subscribe for a free trial, please visit http://www.Family-Genealogy.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, visit http://fhiso.org/.
Please join us in welcoming ourFamily•ology and its founder, Brandy Sacco to FHISO!