The Penny Pincher's Guide to Genealogy Pt 4
by Janet Tabares
Commercial Ventures – Everton Publishers, Inc. - How they can help you find
first started reading Everton’s in 1992 when a friend showed me a copy.
I devoured the material and wanted more.
I hand wrote everything that I found of value from her copy, and started
digging in the library for older copies. I
compared dates and names from my research with the names I found in the magazine
and started writing letters to folks that had sent in queries, and had
contributed to the Computerized Root Cellar section.
The yearly subscription to the magazine is $24.00.
Most libraries with a Genealogy section will subscribe to this magazine.
You may not be able to check the magazine out of the library, but you can
peruse it for information.
are some of the things that a researcher should take a look at in Everton’s
Genealogical Helper Magazine:
– This is a list of names/dates/places that individuals submit to the
magazine. Some want help in regard
to that particular ancestor, others have information and are willing to share
costs money to submit an ancestor, so if an ancestor is pretty elusive, it might
be worth your while to use this media to query the non-computer oriented
genealogy folk. This list is also
part of Everton’s website, so you might get doubly lucky. The URL to Everton’s website is http://www.everton.com/
This is part of the indexing that this magazine if so famous for.
In the days when many did not index anything, it is so nice to have a
reference that you don’t have to labor over while looking for a particular
surname. Check the index, and turn
right to it!
– this section is for trying to find missing present day relatives.
I used this to try to find my husband’s father’s family.
I didn’t find them through this directly, but received many letters of
encouragement, and some very helpful hints on how to try to find him through the
military and social security. I
finally did find the family a year to the week after the father had died.
We correspond with his father’s aunt periodically.
The family didn’t even know that my husband existed.
His father had kept that marriage a secret.
success story while using Everton’s was I found my grandmother’s fourth
cousin. I saw in the Computerized
Root Cellar a listing for DOUTT, REUBEN. Well
that was a name that I had encountered while searching for this particular line,
and was really excited that someone else might be searching my family.
I wrote to the lady – Frances DOUTT SMITH, and she wrote back, telling
all kinds of things about that line. In
fact, she said that if I’d like, she’s send me her DOUTT DIALOGS newsletter.
She said that she’d send it for free, as she is doing it for the fun
and love of it. I’ve been getting
it ever since, and have sent some things for her to put in it as well.
You just never know, you might find family that you never knew you had!
also publishes the Family Associations and Family Periodicals Directory.
This is another tool for contacting those searching the same surnames
that you are. Write to them.
You may be surprised.
Website is a pay site. The annual
subscription is $36.95. There are
other subscription prices as well. You
can get one week for $9.95. Computerized
Root Cellar & Internet Family File can be searched for free.
Computerized Root Cellar has about one million names.
The Internet Family File has over five million names between the three
files it is split into. Everton’s
invites everyone to submit a gedcom to the file.
I am not in any way affiliated with the magazine, and have only subscribed once. The magazine is a very thick one that is produced quarterly. It is worth the money if you have it to spare!