Barry J. Ewell papers

Barry J. Ewell papers

Dates: 2006 January

Materials contains thirteen CD's compiled by Ewell reflecting the completion of his review of the BYU microfilm collection. The discs contain images, newspaper articles, correspondence, birth certificates and other information related to his family's history. The data dates from 1840 to 2004. The CD's were created in January 2006.

  • Extent: 13 computer disks (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Ewell, Barry J.
  • Call Number: MSS 8524
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Alternative Format
Preservation copies of discs 4 and 8 were added to the collection.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Barry J. Ewell papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Discs 1-3 were not capable of being scanned due to deterioration. Discs 5-7 were duplicates of disc 4. Discs 9-13 were duplicates of disc 8. The scans of the duplicate discs have been deleted.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8524; Barry J. Ewell papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8524, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Barry J. Ewell to Howard Bybee, Genealogy/Microforms Reference Librarian at the BYU Harold B. Lee Library, January 25, 2006, giving permission for use by BYU. Howard Bybee transferred the collection to Special Collections.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Barry J. Ewell; January 25, 2006.
Subject Terms
Education; Colleges and Universities; Immigration and American Expansion; Pioneers; Mormons--Utah--Genealogy; Ewell, Barry J.
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Processing Information
Processed; McKinley Griffin, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; November 2, 2015.
Appraisal Information
20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5. VII, August 2007.
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Finding Aid Title
Ewell (Barry J.) papers
Finding Aid Author
McKinley Griffin
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-03-16 10:31:38 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Barry J. Ewell is a renowned genealogist.

Barry J. Ewell graduated from Brigham Young Universitiy with a bacehlor's degree in communications in 1981. He worked for software companies such as Rational Software, 3M, and IBM, and came to work in the genealogy field. Ewell is the founder of genealogical websites such as,, and He is a published author, and also continues to do research and presesntations as well as mentor other genealogists. He lectures at BYU Education Week. Ewell is married with children and grandchildren.

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