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.

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