On June 23, 2004 the employees of Everton's Family History were informed
that the assets of the company had been donated to the City of Logan. An
investor of the company, Bill Schjelderup, made this donation at 9:00 a.m.
that morning and all business activities had been terminated.
Although I am no longer employed by the company, as the previous
Editor-in-Chief I feel a moral and ethical responsibility to inform you of
the transactions that have taken place. Included in the assets donated to
the City of Logan, was a library of 72,000+ volumes valued at $1.6 million.
The other assets included "Everton's Family History Magazine", the Web site,
electronic newsletter and the "Handybook for Genealogists". Soon the City of
Logan will issue a "Request for Proposal" (RFP) for these assets. Basically
this means that some of these assets will be put up for public auction. The
RFP has not been issued as of yet - it is a process that takes some time and
could take as long as 6-8 weeks.
Some of you may have been subscribers to Everton's Family History Magazine
and may be wondering where your July/August 2004 issue is. As of this date,
the July/August 2004 issue is sitting at the printer waiting for directions
to publish it. The September/October 2004 issue was in the design and
production stage when the business was terminated.
I am taking the time to write to you as I would hope that you have been
notified by now of this arrangement. But, from what I understand, you have
been left in the dark. Please accept my personal apology for this lack of
respect. I would have hoped that either Everton's Family History or the City
of Logan would have the courtesy to inform you.
In the last few weeks, I have assembled a group of passionate genealogists
and excited investors. It is my sincere desire to move forward and continue
this wonderful publication as well as try to honor the commitment that the
now defunct business made to each of you. Once again, I would like to
express my sincere apologies for this disruption. Please know that I am
working with your best interests in mind. If you have any questions or would
like to visit, please don't hesitate to contact me.