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 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.

18 April 2013

All new FamilySearch

FamilySearch ( has had more than a face lift, it has some great new features that will make it a much more engaging place to discover and share family history.  New features include an interactive fan chart view of your tree, the ability to add photos and stories, and a redesigned help section that highlights the free personal help and other learning tools available on the site.  Check out the new features at