The following is an announcement written by Walter Fuller, the (new) President and Publisher of Everton Publishing Company:
Everton Publishing Company announces new ownership and management, a major reorganization, and public access to the vast, previously unavailable Everton Genealogical Library.
Logan, Utah, September 25, 2004 - The November/December 2004 issue of Everton's Genealogical Helper represents a very important step for the new management and ownership of a company that has long been an icon and leader within the genealogical community. It will give us a chance to demonstrate our resolute commitment to provide genealogists with the absolute finest in quality, accessible educational information, materials and programs, the most comprehensive and technologically advanced research methods, databases and resources, and a wide range of options to memorialize or publish research results.
We are a team of experienced genealogists and publishers, dedicated to revitalizing the Everton tradition and earning a reputation as a company that can be trusted to provide invaluable, decisive assistance with genealogical research efforts. In order to earn this trust and confidence, the inaugural issue of the revitalized Genealogical Helper will offer a preview of what the new Everton will offer - and then we will prove that we will deliver on everything and more, that we promise.
For our valued subscribers, be assured that we will honor each and every issue of the magazine that has been paid for and not received. For our valued advertisers, we will honor and publish each and every ad that has been paid for but has yet to appear.
The Genealogical Helper will provide all the educational content, features and sources of the magazine when it was the most popular, widely read publication in the industry. Holly Hansen will return as Editor. There will be regular features on the latest in research technology and resources, the content and public access to the 60,000+ volume Everton Genealogical Library, and in-depth articles from our readers, as well as professional genealogists. We will expand the book review section and continuing education will once again be emphasized. And please - we welcome the suggestions of our readers regarding the content and format of the Genealogical Helper.
Perhaps the most exciting announcement we can make is that the content of the 60,000+ volumes, pedigree charts, manuscripts, periodicals, etc., contained in the Everton Genealogical Library, will for the first time be available as part of a public library resource. The new owners of Everton are primarily responsible for securing the donation of the Everton Library to the City of Logan Library System. The Library will be open and available to the public within a year, and through Everton Publishing Company the contents of the Library will be available online. Until the necessary scanning takes place, there will be options for remote access to this invaluable collection. We will also hold regular conferences and workshops that will revolve around the Library.
As for other products and services, The Handybook for Genealogists, 11th Edition will be published within the next 12 months and will be the most extensively revised edition in years. Stay tuned for more information on updates and new features. We will also offer a wide range of publishing options to both genealogical associations and individuals interested in acquiring reprints of prized publications, or publishing original editions or revisions of family or area genealogical histories.
We encourage the genealogical community and all those with an interest in researching and preserving family history to send Everton Publishing Company their comments, via phone or letter. Call and ask about any of our publications, products and services, or the Library. We want your thoughts and suggestions. We want to hear from as many of you as possible. Again, we are dedicated to providing every family history researcher and the genealogical industry with exactly what they need.
President & Publisher