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.

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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