Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Changing Hats

My hat's off to Holly Hansen and JenniferJohnson and their wonderful team at MyAncestorsFound.com for a job well done in resurrecting Everton's Genealogical Helper Magazine and saving the library when Everton's went through financial difficulties a few years ago.

From: Holly T. Hansen Holly@MyAncestorsFound.com
It has been two years since Bobbie Coray called and asked me to help save the Everton Library and bring back Evertons Genealogical Helper magazine. I, Jennifer H. Johnson and our team at My Ancestors Found dug in full force to help with this worthy cause. It has been hard work with seemingly never-ending hours but we are happy to have helped in making Bobbies dream come true. Currently, the awesome Everton Collection is shelved and housed in the Logan City complex. Logan City is currently working out the details to hire a librarian to care for this unique collection. In the foreseeable future it will be available to the public once again. Evertons Genealogical Helper has been revived.

I would like to thank each and every person who has supported us in this endeavor. The May/June 2006 Helper will be my last issue as Editor-in-chief. I will once again give my full attention to sponsoring research retreats at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, regional genealogy conferences & jamborees, and research assistance for those seeking professional help with their family history.

We have some really exciting things happening at My Ancestors Found and look forward to working with you again very soon. You can always see what the My Ancestors Found team is up to by visiting our website at http://www.myancestorsfound.com
Thanks for your support,
Holly T. Hansen
y Ancestors Found

And so DearREADERS, while I wish Evertons well, I cannot imagine how/why they let the talented MyAncestors team slip through their fingers. Its very hard to find such creative folks who are capable of both the business as well as the research side of presenting genealogical content.

Permit Ol' Myrt to make a few
personal observations:
In working with Holly & Jen and their team on several projects, I've found a talented group of individuals who are keenly aware of the typical genealogist's strengths and weaknesses. They KNOW how to work with people, and teach correct research principles.

Holly and Jen are uniquely capable of thinking outside the box when it comes to presenting very large regional seminars. Their methods should be reviewed by NGS and FGS as a better way of providing nationally-ranked speakers and a variety of topics at a reasonable cost. In this day and age of fixed incomes, dropped pension plans and such, attending big genealogy conferences with hefty entrance prices is so passe.

So Holly and Jen, in this change of hats, this ol' gal wishes you God speed.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
Your friend in genealogy

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