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.

22 March 2013

Collaboration is Key

I have been very pleased to hear the CEOs of FamilySearch and Ancestry.com talk about working together as partners.  Both keynote addresses at RootsTech have highlighted the relationship between the two organizations.  There is a new spirit of cooperation that is refreshing and exciting.  The first big collaboration will be a project to digitize and index millions of U.S. probate records. I look forward to finding out

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