Saturday, August 30, 2014

Latest FHISO update - Operations and Policy Manual

We are pleased to announce that the FHISO Board have approved the Operations and Policy Manual for the Technical Standing Committee. This document lays out the process through which we envisage technical standards being developed. It is available at:

A short summary of the main steps involved in the development process has
been posted on our blog:

Friday, August 15, 2014

Thank you for your patience as we have slowly prepared to begin our technical work. The Family History Information Standards Organisation (FHISO, and The Technical Standing Committee is pleased to announce that we are now ready to begin that technical process! We invite you to participate in any or all of the following ways:

 1. Subscribe to the low-volume tsc-announce mailing list. That's where we'll send notices of new technical projects and other important announcements and updates. Visit to subscribe.

 2. Participate in open discussions on the tsc-public mailing list; visit to subscribe. 

3. Join an exploratory group, or propose your own; see for more.

 4. The Call for Papers is still active; see for more.

 You can also learn more about the technical work of FHISO through the Technical Standing Committee's web portal

 —Dr. Luther A. Tychonievich, TSC Chair