The GenWeekly Story

Our first newsletter issue was sent out on July 8, 2004 with the goal of helping individuals of all ages and genealogical experiences sort through, and then organize, the mountain of information available to those who try to find their family history.

The concept for GenWeekly was developed by Steve Johns. Based on his previous genealogy experiences, he developed the idea of putting together an e-publication written by today's up and coming genealogists.

With the help of a former college professor at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, Steve met Kristin Brandt. Kristin has an extensive background in family history research, including volunteering her time as Editor of Everton's Newsline. Kristin has used her connections in the family history community to build a network of authors who will contribute regularly to the success of the GenWeekly.

A few months later, Steve and Kristin met with Illya D'Addezio and asked him to join the project and take on the role of publisher -- leveraging the resources his Genealogy Today project to bring GenWeekly to a broader audience.

Behind the Publication

Co-Founder -- Steve Johns
BA, Political Science, Brigham Young University, 1999
Master of Public Administration, Brigham Young University, 2003

Co-Founder -- Kristin Brandt
BA, Family History, Brigham Young University, 2001

Publisher -- Illya D'Addezio
BA, Marketing, Lafayette College, 1987
Founder of Genealogy Today LLC, 1999


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