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.

18 February 2012

FGS RPAC announces SSDI Call to Action Kit

The Federation of Genealogical Societies Records Preservation and Access Committee has announced a new SSDI Call to Action Kit.  From the RPAC site: "Your help is needed to help Save the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) as an accessible resource for the genealogical community and others."  The "kit" consists a list of action items that individuals can take to help save this vital family history resource.  The steps are not hard to take, but will make a difference.  Take action!  And spread the word! http://www.fgs.org/rpac/2012/02/13/new-ssdi-call-to-action-kit/

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