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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 throughout the US, EnglandScotland, and Australia.

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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Social Media Helps – FamilySearch
Most people are familiar with social media in one form or another, even email is classifed as social media. Webster's dictionary states: " Social Media is various forms of communication (as websites for social networking and microblogging) through which use...
Most people are familiar with social media in one form or another, even email is classifed as social media. Webster's dictionary states: "Social Media is various forms of communication (as websites for social networking a...
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Colors help us in many ways each day. The bright sun lifts our spirits and sometimes the dark dull skies do just the opposite. Color has a way of setting a mood in a room as well as providing a calm reassurance all around us...
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When it comes to recording your DNA results in your software, Ancestral Quest has a place for you to enter that information. Simply go to the individual who has had a DNA test done and double click to open up their "Edit In...
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Website: Family Legends - can they be trusted?
Often one hears of a story or a legend that has been handed down through the generations about a ancestor and unless you take the time to investigate how true it is, you could continue to pass this same story down and just assume it is correct. With this pa...
Often one hears of a story or a legend that has been handed down through the generations about a ancestor and unless you take the time to investigate how true it is, you could continue to pass this same story down and just as...
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Social Media Helps-FamilySearch
Most people are familiar with social media in one form or another. According to Webster's dictionary,             "Social Media is various forms of communication (as websites for               social networking and microblogging) through which users create ...
Most people are familiar with social media in one form or another. According to Webster's dictionary, "Social Media is various forms of communication (as websites for social networking and microblo...
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Memories Manager
Ancestral Quest's new Memory Manager allows you to upload to Family Search and download from Family Search all the stories and photos that are connected to your ancestor. Often there are photos, stories and documents that are uploaded by another relative, i...
Ancestral Quest's new Memory Manager allows you to upload to Family Search and download from Family Search all the stories and photos that are connected to your ancestor. Often there are photos, stories and documents that a...
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Ancestral Quest 15 is here! There are new features to enjoy. We'll review a couple of them today in this blog. The ability to view one's pedigree beyond the standard 5 generations is something many have asked for and is now finally here in AQ15, you'll find...
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Color Coding
Colors help us in many ways each day. The bright sun lifts our spirits and sometimes the dark dull skies do just the opposite. Color has a way of setting a mood in a room as well as providing a calm reassurance all around us. In genealogy, colors help us to...
Colors help us in many ways each day. The bright sun lifts our spirits and sometimes the dark dull skies do just the opposite. Color has a way of setting a mood in a room as well as providing a calm reassurance all around us...
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Recording your DNA
When it comes to recording your DNA results in your software, Ancestral Quest has a place for you to enter that information. Simply go to the individual who has had a DNA test done and double click to open up their "Edit Individual" screen. Once there, clic...
When it comes to recording your DNA results in your software, Ancestral Quest has a place for you to enter that information. Simply go to the individual who has had a DNA test done and double click to open up their "Edit In...
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When working with multiple spouses in Ancestral Quest, you have the option to set it to a specific spouse, as well as adding however many spouses there are in that particular family unit. To add an additional wife, one s...
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