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, 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.

20 August 2013

Turn-of-the-Century Odessa Directories Now Online

News from Gary Mokotoff's Avotaynu e-newsletter: Turn-of-the-Century Odessa city directories are now online.  Odessa address and business directories (Vsia Odessa) for 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902/1903, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910, 1911, and 1914 are now searchable at Search results link to scans of the directories on the Russian State Library website.  You can find them via global search or filter by place to limit results to Odessa. The site include capability to search using Roman characters as well as Cyrillic.  You can also browse the directory images on the archive site at

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