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.

02 January 2011

GeneaBloggers - Over 1,500 genealogy blogs!

Geneabloggers is a listing of over 1,500 genealogy blogs. It amazes me that there are so many genealogists out there with so much to say. I am only a sometime blogger on family history, so I am not on the list. I'm afraid if I was, I might be expected to blog daily, and I don't have enough time or intelligent things to say to do that. Kudos to the many bloggers who do it, and who provide helpful and useful information to thousands of people every day. I have found many useful tips and interesting insights as I have browsed the family history blogs. Some are more helpful than others, of course, but I do think that genealogy bloggers, on the whole, are a cut above the blogosphere norm, because they are in it primarily to help others, rather than to merely tout themselves in what 0ften tends to be a medium for vanity publication.