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Andrew Hatchett
Worked at LabCorp
Attended Skyline College
Lives in Nashville, Tennessee
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Genealogy: a non-combative blood sport.
  • LabCorp
    Specimen Processing Supervisor, 1991 - 2001
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Nashville, Tennessee
San Francisco, California - Walnut Creek, California - Oakland, California - Millbrae, California - Los Angeles, California - Elizabethtown, Kentucky - Great Barrington, Vermont
Genealogy: a non-combative blood sport.

An amateur genealogist for more than 50 years, I served in the United States Air Force and have experience in business, office management, sales and quality control. I retired from Laboratory Corporation of America in 2001 and have since been a beta tester for several software companies. I joined BetterGEDCOM in February 2011; in November of that year, I became Moderator of the BetterGEDCOM Wiki and part of the group organizing FHISO. I served as Vice-President/Secretary of Family History Information Standards Organisation from March 2012 thru August 2013. I presently serve as Membership Standing Committee Coordinator of FHISO and Moderator of the BetterGEDCOM Wiki.

FHISO is a standards-setting organisation bringing the international family history and genealogical community together in a transparent, democratic forum for the purpose of developing information standards to solve today’s interoperability issues. To learn more about FHISO, visit our website, .

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Survived San Francisco 1969-1984 (The Golden Daze!)
  • Skyline College
    Business Management, 1970 - 1974
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Business Hangouts

Business Hangouts (WE ARE NOT GOOGLE), brings Hangouts to the Enterprise; to produce business/corporate Webinars and Virtual Events.

Digital Freedom

Our digital data has many sets of named types, such as event types. These sets can become a straightjacket if they are rigidly predefined, b

Is That a Fact?

When you record such things as a name, age, occupation, place-of-birth, etc., do you refer to them as ‘facts’ or something else? Are they he

Refusing the Letter Means Denying the Father?

Is this letter proof there was some sort of an estrangement between Ella Shipe and her father? This refused letter was in the insanity case

Eventful Genealogy

The Event is one of the most undervalued entities in a family-history (or any history) collection. Excessive emphasis is usually placed on t

Searching with Precision

What features do we expect from our Search Engines? How much do these features contribute to the effectiveness and accessibility of large da

Collaboration With Tears

Is it possible to collaborate with others on a unified online family tree? This is one of those regular emotive topics but it has recently f

Copy and Paste Genealogy -- Is this the future?

I got an interesting question again this week while teaching a class. I was showing the class how to add sources to an online family tree an

Genealogical Persona Non Grata

You may have heard the term Persona (pl. Personae) being used in a genealogical context, especially by people with a software background. Wh

GEDCOM files which don’t adhere to the GEDCOM standard shouldn’t be allo...

When we buy 1 liter of milk we expect 1 liter of milk, because there are clear agreements about what 1 liter is. It’s a well documented stan

Semantic Tagging of Historical Data

You may have heard about semantic tagging of data, especially in connection with something called the Semantic Web. Example schemes include:

Another "Old Search" vs. "New Search" Comparison

I posted Comparing "Old Search" and "New Search" Results on on 28 June 2013 using Isaac Seaver (1823-1901) as my example. There

Water Cooler Wednesday #1 - Origins

10 years ago I was doing genealogy research with my father on our Oxenbold line. We were tracing the family of Richard Oxenbold from Knighto

Learning About Hangouts On Air With Ronnie Bincer - Voices Of Marketing ...

In this interview with Ronnie Bincer talks about how to properly use Google Hangouts on Air.

Are we a Genealogical Community?

Thomas MacEntee has reopened the subject of ‘the state of the genealogical community’ at: house-divided-house-doors. This is a frequent talk

WAGS - West Aust Genealogy

Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc. (WAGS)

WA Genealogical Society-WAGS

Primary Genealogical & Family History Society in Western Australia with 2000+ members

Are genealogists historians too?

Are genealogists historians too? The past is a time gone by, and is inaccessible to us in any direct way. We're usually left with documents,

Louis Kessler’s Behold Blog

You can hear rumblings from the GEDCOM volcano of genealogy bloggers. On August 1, James Tanner wrote Sharing Data Files or What Happened to