The following will be the Publishers column in the May/June issue of Genealogical Helper:
Dear Family History Researcher:
I have both sad news…and very exciting news!
The sad news is that Holly Hansen is leaving as Editor-in-Chief of the Genealogical Helper, and we wish her only the best as she devotes her considerable energy to further developing her own company, My Ancestors Found, while hopefully having a bit more time to spend with her family.
After a year of intense negotiations with the City of Logan and the former owners or Family History Network, which resulted in the Everton Library being donated to the City and Everton Publishers becoming operational, Holly was one of the first people we called to get the Genealogical Helper up and running. She responded beautifully, did an exemplary job for this magazine, and without her experience, skill and dedicated hard work, the Helper would not have been able to make the successful comeback it has. Again, thank you, Holly, and good luck. We are deeply appreciative of all you have contributed.
And now for the exciting news! Leland Meitzler is joining Everton Publishers as the Managing Editor of the Genealogical Helper. Unless you started your involvement with family history research only yesterday…Leland will likely need no introduction. He is one of the true giants…and founders…of the modern genealogy industry, and he brings a wealth of skills and years of experience to Everton. He will also produce Everton's Newsline and write a daily blog. We could not be more pleased to have him on board. The Helper is in excellent hands!
In honor of Leland joining us, and following his wishes, we will honor subscriptions and committed ads for the issues of Heritage Quest that were not published. If you know anyone who might wish to take advantage of this offer, please have them call us at 800 443-6325 or 435 752-6022. Going forward, the Genealogical Helper will contain the best of both magazines and include an exciting, major new feature section on Genealogy, Technology, and the Web.
These are very good times at Everton! As always, we will continue striving to offer you only the best in a range of publications, products and services essential for family history researchers…and at reasonable prices.
President and Publisher