Online Tools and Resources to Facilitate German Genealogical Research (SGGS Meetings and Events)
Besides online records, the 21st Century has brought many online tools to aid with German research. Learn about online gazetteers and maps, surname locators, dictionaries, calendar converters, and more to boost your success in German research.
Joseph B. Everett, MLS, AG, is the Family History, Local History, and Microforms Librarian at the Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library. He has over 25 years combined experience inthe genealogical field at BYU, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and Ancestry.com.
Joe manages the collections and patron services of the BYU Family History Library and serves as a faculty liaison to instructors in BYU's Family History undergraduate degree program and others involved in family history on campus from social to computer science.
At FamilySearch, Joe was a library program manager providing services for the more than 5,000family history centers. Previously at FamilySearch, he headed the International Reference floor at the Family History Library, and worked for several years as a technical services librarian, cataloging Slavic and Germanic records. He has served on numerous strategic planning and program development teams at FamilySearch. At Ancestry.com, he worked in content acquisitions and content product and project management, putting genealogical databases online.
Joe earned a BA in Russian Language and in Family History/Genealogy (Germanic emphasis) from Brigham Young University and a Master of Library Science from Emporia State University.
He has been a member and officer in various library and genealogical associations and has lectured and published articles on U.S. and European family history research, historical geography, and migration. He is an Accredited Genealogist in Germany and Russia.