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Claire V Brisson-Banks
Works at Brigham Young University-Idaho
Attended San José State University
Lives in Independence, Missouri
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  • San José State University
    MLIS, 2008 - 2010
  • Roger Williams University
    BS, 1999 - 2003
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Educator, Leader, Genealogist, Family Historian, Writer, Technology Expert, Marketing and Lecturer
Introduction

Claire V. Brisson-Banks, BS, MLIS AG®. A Rhode Island native, 2010 graduate of San Jose State University, Accredited in English Research and Mountain States, lecturer and writer. Author of "The Social Media Guide for Ancestral Research: Using Web 2.0 Strategies".

Areas of expertise are Technological Advances in Family History and Genealogy, US, UK, Canada, Brick Wall Solutions and Involving Youth in Family History and Genealogy. Past RI Family History Director for 17 years and has researched and lectured onsite in the US and UK. A former British Research Consultant and Technology Specialist at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah and maintained their Facebook presence.

Currently an Online Family History Instructor for BYU-Idaho. She has her own business Timeless Genealogies, does private research and sells personal history books and CD's. To see her complete bio go to her own site

Bragging rights
Wrote a book: "The Guide to Ancestral Research Using Web 2.0 Strategies"
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Educator, Leader, Genealogist, Family Historian, Writer, Technology Expert, Marketing and Lecturer
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Administrator, Author, Published, Lecturer, Professor, Detailed, Wife, Mother and Grandmother
Employment
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho
    Family History Instructor, 2015 - present
    (Part time)
  • Timeless Genealogies
    CEO/Owner, 2005 - present
  • Incline Software
    Technology Consultant, 2013
    (Part time)
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Independence, Missouri
Previously
Providence, Rhode Island - Pawtucket, Rhode Island - Connecticut - Albuquerque, New Mexico - Wichita Falls, Texas - Edwards AFB, California - Guildford, NSW, Australia - Blacktown, NSW, Australia - Tregear, NSW, Australia - South Jordan, Utah

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Ancestral Quest has a monthly newsletter that you should be receiving by email.  We've had a newsletter since March, 2014 that is packed with ideas, tips, the latest updates, what's coming and information on ways to use d...
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Setting the Home Person
Ever want to change the "Home" person in your Family File? This is not a difficult thing to do and is accomplished with a few clicks in Ancestral Quest . First you determine who you want in the #1 position, it doesn't matter what their RIN number is to be t...
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Ancestral Quest has help files throughout its whole program just a click away, however, like most of us we sometimes don't notice that Help is there. By clicking "F1" or on the word "Help", it takes you to the additional as...
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Help to Choose What Line to Research
As we ended in our last blog I was at a point of choosing to extend one of the family lines from the following list: William Gimson Thomas Marsh Francis Stallabrass William Andrews Anne Brignell  As I reviewed of the above, I realized that they were pretty ...
As we ended in our last blog I was at a point of choosing to extend one of the family lines from the following list: William Gimson Thomas Marsh Francis Stallabrass William Andrews Anne Brignell  As I reviewed of the above...
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Updating Ancestral Quest to the Latest Build The first thing one needs to do is to check to see if there is an update for you. Go to the Internet menu located at the top of the screen, and click on Check for Latest AQ Releas...
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A New Year - New Findings!
Last year our emphasis was on gathering the information around us, from our home, from living family members and creating a file system to keep them organized.  Just like the flower buds above, the seeds of family history have been sown and will blossom as ...
Last year our emphasis was on gathering the information around us, from our home, from living family members and creating a file system to keep them organized.  Just like the flower buds above, the seeds of family history h...
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AQ Newsletters
Ancestral Quest has a monthly newsletter that you should be receiving by email.  We've had a newsletter since March, 2014 that is packed with ideas, tips, the latest updates, what's coming and information on ways to use different features. It is worth your ...
Ancestral Quest has a monthly newsletter that you should be receiving by email.  We've had a newsletter since March, 2014 that is packed with ideas, tips, the latest updates, what's coming and information on ways to use d...
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I haven't received any, or heard of this. Looks good. 
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Very True
 
“The past is a guidepost, not a hitching post.” —L. Thomas Holdcroft
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Help: Just a Keystroke Away!
Ancestral Quest has help files throughout its whole program just a click away, however, like most of us we sometimes don't notice that Help is there. By clicking " F1 " or on the word " Help ", it takes you to the additional assistance you may need on that ...
Ancestral Quest has help files throughout its whole program just a click away, however, like most of us we sometimes don't notice that Help is there. By clicking "F1" or on the word "Help", it takes you to the additional as...
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Upgrading to the Next Build..
Updating Ancestral Quest to the Latest Build The first thing one needs to do is to check to see if there is an update for you. Go to the  Internet  menu located at the top of the screen, and click on  Check for Latest AQ Release . This will bring you to the...
Updating Ancestral Quest to the Latest Build The first thing one needs to do is to check to see if there is an update for you. Go to the Internet menu located at the top of the screen, and click on Check for Latest AQ Releas...
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Love the option to have the software check for updates every time you open it!
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