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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, Librarian, Genealogist, Family Historian, Writer, Avid Blogger, Technology Expert, Marketing, Mentor, Lecturer and Legal Shield Associate.
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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"
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Occupation
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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Independence, Missouri
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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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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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Notes, Sources, and Media Indicators
Ancestral Quest uses shapes to let you know there are notes, sources and media added to an individual. Let's say you add a note and/or a source of an individual in the "Edit Individual" screen. You begin by clicking on the Notes/Sources button: Clicking on ...
Ancestral Quest uses shapes to let you know there are notes, sources and media added to an individual. Let's say you add a note and/or a source of an individual in the "Edit Individual" screen. You begin by clicking on th...
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Before there were Family Search ID numbers there were RIN numbers for individuals in your database/family file. Depending on your own preferences, you may want to still use the RIN numbers next to your family members to he...
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James Arthur Haigh: 1937-2016
James Arthur Haigh was born in 1937 to James Arthur Haigh and Marie Loretta Brisson, he was the first of four children born to this couple. Jim grew up in Smithfield, RI and lived there most of his life, however, he did live in MA, NE, and IA in his lifetim...
James Arthur Haigh was born in 1937 to James Arthur Haigh and Marie Loretta Brisson, he was the first of four children born to this couple. Jim grew up in Smithfield, RI and lived there most of his life, however, he did liv...
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AQ and Apps
Regardless of what device you use the most, its likely that many have multiple devices and with that comes the need for interconnectivity. Currently Ancestral Quest works on both a PC and a MAC operating systems with each having their own requirements. Thes...
Regardless of what device you use the most, its likely that many have multiple devices and with that comes the need for interconnectivity. Currently Ancestral Quest works on both a PC and a MAC operating systems with each...
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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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Ancestral Quest uses shapes to let you know there are notes, sources and media added to an individual. Let's say you add a note and/or a source of an individual in the "Edit Individual" screen. You begin by clicking on th...
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DearREADERS, Folks have been pinging Ol' Myrt about today's announcement from Google that hangouts are moving from Google+ to YouTube Live starting September 12th. Cousin Russ and I foresee no problems. Before we moved to the "Business Hangouts" wrapper, we were scheduling all our hangouts via ...
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Displaying FS PID
Before there were Family Search ID numbers there were RIN numbers for individuals in your database/family file.  Depending on your own preferences, you may want to still use the RIN numbers next to your family members to help indentify them, you may want to...
Before there were Family Search ID numbers there were RIN numbers for individuals in your database/family file. Depending on your own preferences, you may want to still use the RIN numbers next to your family members to he...
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Regardless of what device you use the most, its likely that many have multiple devices and with that comes the need for interconnectivity. Currently Ancestral Quest works on both a PC and a MAC operating systems with each...
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