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.

21 August 2013

Diane L. Loosle Named Director of Family History Library in Salt Lake City - Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

I have known Diane for many years, having worked together at the Family History Library, first as peer managers in reference starting back in 2003 and more recently, as a member of her leadership team. She is an inspired leader and I am excited for the future of the library under her direction.

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