Sadly, one of the oldest names in the genealogy business has folded. Years ago many of us eagerly awaited the arrival of Everton's Genealogical Helper magazine in the mail. The producing company hit hard times and Lee Everton lost control of the magazine and the company some time ago. Now the new owners also have given up.
There is a bright note, however: the birth of a new publication. The following is a message sent to many people by Kristin Brandt:
My name is Kristin Brandt. Some of you may recognize my name as the former editor of Everton’s Newsline. I would like to inform you that the assets of Everton’s Family History Company were donated last month to the city of Logan, Utah. This has many implications, but for me it means that Everton’s Newsline is no more.
The Newsline was a labor of love. I did it because I love family history and I love helping people to discover their roots. As such, I hated seeing the Newsline die. However, before the assets of the company were donated, my partner and I were given permission to continue on with our own "Newsline", but under a different name. As such, we are pleased to announce the creation of GenWeekly. You can find us on the web at http://www.genweekly.com.
GenWeekly will pick up where Everton’s Newsline left off...and then some. It will be sent out once a week. It will contain multiple articles, news items, and event announcements to help you find your family’s history. In fact, you will find it contains more articles and more news than the Newsline did. We really think you will like it.
Because we no longer have Everton’s Family History Company to subsidize us, we must charge a small fee for the service…averaging about 20 cents a week. However, we realize you will want to see it first. So, this email is to inform you that you will be receiving our first edition for free. It should arrive in your email box on Friday 9 July, 2004. Please look for it and, if you like it, consider a subscription a subscription to GenWeekly. If you do find yourself interested in subscribing, you will find several reasonably priced subscription plans.
Thank you for your time.