Joe Everett is a genealogy librarian at FamilySearch, responsible for patron services in international branches of the Family History Library. Joe was previously the head of International Reference at the Family History Library and a technical services librarian, cataloging Slavic and Germanic records. He also spent several years as content manager at Ancestry.com. Joe earned a B.A. in Russian Language and Family History/Genealogy (Germanic emphasis) from Brigham Young University and a Master of Library Science from Emporia State University (Kansas). He has been active in library and genealogical associations and has lectured and published articles Central & East European research.

28 April 2008

2 Truths & 1 Lie

I was at a business summit meeting in Munich, Germany earlier this month, and as an ice-breaker, each of us was asked to tell two truths and one lie about ourselves, then everyone would guess which one was the lie. Here is mine. See if you can guess which one of these is not true:

1. While traveling in Spain with my family, thieves slashed open our tent with a machete, knocked us out with sleeping gas, and stole my grandma's dirty laundry.
2. My Mom has met Prince Charles.
3. I once competed in a junior regional ski competition in Germany and came in 3rd.

21 April 2008

Elephant Painting!?!?!


You have to see it to believe it. I'm still not sure... I think maybe the attendant is tapping or holding the elephant's ear, and the elephant is trained to respond, so the creative vision is human, and the elephant's trunk is kind of like a big computer mouse. Still amazing, but not as amazing as if the elephant were responsible for the creative vision and artistic expression.