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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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Educator, Leader, Genealogist, Family Historian, Writer, Technology Expert, Marketing, Mentor and Lecturer
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Administrator, Author, Published, Lecturer, Professor, CEO, Mentor and Tutoring
Employment
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho
    Family History Instructor, 2015 - present
    (Part time): Adjunct Professor, teach multiple Family History Courses Online as needed with up to 60 + students in any one semester.
  • Timeless Genealogies
    CEO/Owner, 2005 - present
    1) Provide family history and genealogical research services 2) Lecture at various Family History and Genealogical Conferences 3) Provide Mentoring for aspiraling genealogists 4) Sell out of print and out of circulation various family historys and biographies
  • Incline Software
    Technology Consultant, 2004
    (Full time): Handle all technical and customer service calls, write weekly blog, test software and provide general support for Ancestral Quest in its online presence.
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Currently
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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Educator, Leader, Librarian, Genealogist, Family Historian, Writer, Avid Blogger, Technology Expert, Marketing, Mentor, Lecturer and Legal Shield Associate.
Introduction

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

Areas of expertise are Libraries, Technological Advances in Family History and Genealogy, US, UK, Canada, Brick Wall Solutions and Involving "Youth" in Family History and Genealogy and working with all levels of genealogical expertise. Past RI Family History Center Director and has researched and lectured onsite throughtout the US, England and Scotland

A former British Research Consultant and Technology Specialist at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Created and maintained their Social Media presence and the Youth sections in the FSResearchWiki. Wrote multiple blogs for the FS Blog and served in leadership positions on a variety of committees. 

Currently an Online Family History Instructor for BYU-Idaho. She has her own business Timeless Genealogies, does private research, sells personal history books and CD's and does FamilyHistory/Genealogy tutoring, mentoring and blogging. She also is an Independent Associate for Legal Shield and ID Shield to aid those who need protection. 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"
Education
  • San José State University
    MLIS, 2008 - 2010
  • Roger Williams University
    BS, 1999 - 2003
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Lots of people like to "see" how things work before they consider an investment. Ancestral Quest  is no exception and provides Ancestral Quest "Basics" for those wanting to start their own family file. If this is a little too intimidating, you can check out...
Lots of people like to "see" how things work before they consider an investment. Ancestral Quest is no exception and provides Ancestral Quest "Basics" for those wanting to start their own family file. If this is a little to...
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Notes are a convenient way to add bits of information for an ancestor. Whether its a copy of an obituary or a link to a newspaper article, or additional back up information specific to that one ancestor. In Ancestral Ques...
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Back in the 1600s the French headed out to settle Canada, 99% of my ancestry comes from this endeavor on their part. Those original settlements were rough and brought in the " King's Daughters " to help settle the area with those men who had ventured forth ...
Back in the 1600s the French headed out to settle Canada, 99% of my ancestry comes from this endeavor on their part. Those original settlements were rough and brought in the "King's Daughters" to help settle the area with tho...
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Determining Relationship
by Gringer (talk) Trolling through your family file one can easily stumble on an unfamiliar family surname as you work backwards.  When doing family history research, the number of individuals in your family file doubles with each generation and so simply g...
by Gringer (talk) Trolling through your family file one can easily stumble on an unfamiliar family surname as you work backwards. When doing family history research, the number of individuals in your family file doubles wi...
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Today Icons are everywhere we go, from icons in a store to icons in a magazine or a newspaper to computer programs and even in emails and text messages. They are helpful in conveying a message to the receiver of the icon or the user of a program. Ancestral ...
Today Icons are everywhere we go, from icons in a store to icons in a magazine or a newspaper to computer programs and even in emails and text messages. They are helpful in conveying a message to the receiver of the icon or t...
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Apps Blossoming Everywhere!
These days, each day seems to bring a new application to help us with our genealogical research, a definite plus to all those who are out there looking for those elusive ancestors! Beginning with Roots Tech and now just finishing up with FGS, each conferenc...
These days, each day seems to bring a new application to help us with our genealogical research, a definite plus to all those who are out there looking for those elusive ancestors! Beginning with Roots Tech and now just fin...
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Moving Notes into FamilySearch FamilyTree
Notes are a convenient way to add bits of information for an ancestor. Whether its a copy of an obituary or a link to a newspaper article, or additional back up information specific to that one ancestor. In Ancestral Quest , one simply clicks on the "Notes"...
Notes are a convenient way to add bits of information for an ancestor. Whether its a copy of an obituary or a link to a newspaper article, or additional back up information specific to that one ancestor. In Ancestral Ques...
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by Gringer (talk) Trolling through your family file one can easily stumble on an unfamiliar family surname as you work backwards. When doing family history research, the number of individuals in your family file doubles wi...
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Website: The Library of Congress
At first glance, the Library of Congress website does not look like a great resource for genealogists and yet it is a great resource. Just the title of the website can steer individuals away, however, the resources available are only a few clicks away. Type...
At first glance, the Library of Congress website does not look like a great resource for genealogists and yet it is a great resource. Just the title of the website can steer individuals away, however, the resources availabl...
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Here's the page with the information about their orientation webinars.  When I took the webinar, the presenters took suggestions from the audience to demonstrate searches. 

https://www.loc.gov/rr/program/orientation.html
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