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.

21 May 2011

Alien planet? No, Icelandic night sky.


As if I didn't have enough reasons to want to visit the ancestral homeland of my Icelanders.  (I am 1/8th Icelandic.)  The land of fire and ice is full of wonders--and not only natural ones.  They are also one of the world's best at preserving their genealogical records.  That, coupled with a language that has remained largely unchanged for a millennium, and you have a genealogist's dream.  

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