Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Studio C’s Handy Book for Genealogists (#RootsTech/#FGS2015)

When Studio C helped David Archuleta close off the RootsTech and FGS conferences this year, I’ll bet nobody in the audience knew they were watching a member of the genealogically-famous Everton family. The Everton name is well known among older genealogists. Walter M. Everton (1876-1950) was the original author of the genealogical staple, Handy Book for Genealogists. Everton also founded Everton Publishing, which published the magazine, Everton’s Genealogical Helper, for many, many years. I think four generations of the Everton family ran the business.

The Handy Book for Genealogists, 5th edition Everton's Genealogical Helper, Jan/Feb 1986

Which Studio C cast member, you ask? She was the one who did the amazing lip synch of Michael Jackson: Mallory Everton.

Mallory Everton lip synching Michael Jackson at RootsTech  Mallory Everton at RootsTech

Mallory is Walter Everton’s great-grandniece.

Which makes her my 3rd cousin. I know this thanks to the relationship-finder in the FamilySearch discovery booth in the Expo Hall.

The Ancestry Insider's Relationship to Mallory Everton

Speaking of Studio C, an observant reader caught the Ancestry Insider milling around the Studio C booth in the Expo Hall and clicked a quick pic.

Ancestry Insider with Studio C at RootsTech 2015

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