Joe Everett is a genealogist at FamilySearch working to help people discover their family history. He recently returned to FamilySearch, after spending 7 1/2 years at Ancestry.com, working to put new databases online. Joe is currently managing an international team of research consultants who assist people at the Family History Library and worldwide through Internet learning tools. Joe was previously the head of International Reference at the Family History Library, and also worked for several years there as a technical services librarian, cataloging Slavic and Germanic records. Joe earned a B.A. in Russian Language and in Family History/Genealogy (Germanic emphasis) from Brigham Young University and a Master of Library Science from Emporia State University (Kansas). He has been a member of various library and genealogical associations and has lectured and published articles on Germanic & Slavic family history and Central & East European historical geography and migration.

19 December 2010

Provo Tabernacle Inside

Heartbreaking to see it like this...

http://provomayor.blogspot.com/2010/12/provo-tabernacle-inside.html

Community Gathering to Remember the Provo Tabernacle

A community gathering to remember the Provo Tabernacle is being held today (Sunday) at 7 p.m. at the UCCU Events Center at Utah Valley University, 800 W. University Pkwy., Orem. Admission is free. The program will include a slide show of tabernacle photographs, remarks by Provo Mayor John Curtis and other community leaders. The Millenium Choral Society will perform Lex de Azevedo's Gloria: the Life of Christ, Part I, the Nativity. I wish I could go to this, but I will be performing at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square tonight with the Mapleton Chorale.

17 December 2010

Historic Provo Tabernacle Lost

I am very emotional right now about the tragic burning of the historic Provo Tabernacle. I have performed there several times, my mother-in-law performed there for years in the Utah Valley Symphony. I have attended conferences and heard prophets speak there, as have my ancestors. It has been one of Provo's greatest landmarks, a beautiful edifice, a gathering place for the community, and a sacred place for more than 110 years. Losing it feels like a death in the family. Now I can only hope that we as a community can find a way to restore it.



10 December 2010

Forensic Linguistics for Genealogy

Fascinating interview with Dr. Robert Leonard on Forensic Linguistics, a tool for fighting crime that may also serve to break through brick walls in genealogy. Genealogy Gems Podcast - Episode 89 - Forensic Linguistics for Genealogy.