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James Tanner
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Attended University of Utah
Lives in Provo, Utah
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Back to the Desert
Within the same week, we were in Provo, Utah and Mesa, Arizona. Here is a photo at the Gilbert Water Ranch Riparian Preserve. We were walking around in shirt sleeves and taking photos in the sunshine. Later this week when we return to Provo, I will post a s...
Within the same week, we were in Provo, Utah and Mesa, Arizona. Here is a photo at the Gilbert Water Ranch Riparian Preserve. We were wal...
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Alert! Is Your Private Information Online?
The genealogical community was recently bombarded by an email solicitation to join a "new" online family tree program. The request got a lot of coverage on Facebook and other social media outlets as well as national news coverage. The come-on for the advert...
The genealogical community was recently bombarded by an email solicitation to join a "new" online family tree program. The request got a lot of coverage on Facebook and other social media outlets as well as national news cove...
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Updated February 2017 BYU Family History Library Webinar Series
The Brigham Young University Family History Library webinar series has an updated schedule. The times are all Mountain Daylight Time. The schedule shows the times of the live broadcasts. You can go to the schedule page by clicking here . You tune into the l...
The Brigham Young University Family History Library webinar series has an updated schedule. The times are all Mountain Daylight Time. The schedule shows the times of the live broadcasts. You can go to the schedule page by cli...
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Cactus Spiral
In geometry, a golden spiral is a logarithmic spiral whose growth factor is φ , the golden ratio . That is, a golden spiral gets wider (or further from its origin) by a factor of φ for every quarter turn it makes. A golden spiral with initial radius 1 has t...
In geometry, a golden spiral is a logarithmic spiral whose growth factor is φ , the golden ratio . That is, a golden spiral gets wider (...
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Internet Usage in the U.S. and the FamilySearch Family Tree
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who wish to take their ancestors and relatives names to the temples can almost exclusive do so only by entering those names in the FamilySearch.org Family Tree. If they do not have the computer skil...
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who wish to take their ancestors and relatives names to the temples can almost exclusive do so only by entering those names in the FamilySearch.org Family Tree. If th...
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Oranges in the Desert
On our recent trip back to our old stomping grounds in Mesa, Arizona, we are always happy to see the ripe crop of oranges and other citrus fruit. Arizona oranges that are homegrown are substantially different than those you buy in the supermarkets around th...
On our recent trip back to our old stomping grounds in Mesa, Arizona, we are always happy to see the ripe crop of oranges and other citru...
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DNA Test Update
You may have forgotten, but I have not. I am still anticipating the return of the MyHeritage.com DNA test that I sent in recently. I did get the above email notice on the date of this post. I did look at the tracking website and saw where the kit had been r...
You may have forgotten, but I have not. I am still anticipating the return of the MyHeritage.com DNA test that I sent in recently. I did get the above email notice on the date of this post. I did look at the tracking website ...
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Piled High with Snow
Scenes of snow appear to be monochromatic. Unless the light is just right, the white of the snow overpowers the darker areas of the scene and most of the color of the trees and brush look black. Taking a photo such as this one also requires the photographer...
Scenes of snow appear to be monochromatic. Unless the light is just right, the white of the snow overpowers the darker areas of the scene...
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Who is buried in Grant's tomb?
By Unknown - Original source: Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views. / United States. / States / New York / New York City / Stereoscopic views of parks, squares and cemeteries in New York City (Approx. 72,000 stereoscopic views : 10 x 18 cm. or ...
By Unknown - Original source: Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views. / United States. / States / New York / New York City / Stereoscopic views of parks, squares and cemeteries in New York City (Approx. 72,000 ster...
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Why aren't genealogists more proactive?
Genealogy is a peculiar avocation. Because the subject matter of the avocation is the history of families and individuals, you could immediately assume that "everyone" is or could be interested. But the disconnect is analogous to many other avocations. Just...
Genealogy is a peculiar avocation. Because the subject matter of the avocation is the history of families and individuals, you could immediately assume that "everyone" is or could be interested. But the disconnect is analogou...
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#RootsTech 2017 to Celebrate African Heritage Day
Quoting from the press release: RootsTech , the world’s largest family history conference, sponsored by FamilySearch International, will celebrate Black History Month on Friday, February 10, 2017, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah...
Quoting from the press release: RootsTech, the world’s largest family history conference, sponsored by FamilySearch International, will celebrate Black History Month on Friday, February 10, 2017, at the Salt Palace Conventio...
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Heredis Genealogy Software Launches New Version for 2017
The Heredis Genealogy program from France is the most popular software program in Europe. You really do need to take a serious look at Heredis 2017 if you are maintaining a local, computer-based genealogy program. The program is in French, German and Englis...
The Heredis Genealogy program from France is the most popular software program in Europe. You really do need to take a serious look at Heredis 2017 if you are maintaining a local, computer-based genealogy program. The program...
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Genealogy, Writing, Photography
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Writing, Presenting, Photography
Employment
  • Bookmark Graphics
    Partner, 2013 - present
  • Family History Expos
    Media Specialist and Presenter, present
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Provo, Utah
Previously
Mesa, AZ
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Introduction
I have more than thirty years' experience in law, computers and over thirty years experience as a research genealogist. I presently serve as a volunteer at the Brigham Young University Family History Library in Provo, Utah where I alternate between helping patrons and teaching classes. I am most interested in the technological aspects of genealogical research because of my strong technology background. My own family were pioneers who settled in Utah and Arizona in the 1800s. My family dates back to the Mayflower and with the exception of two family lines who came from Denmark, my family all came from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Education
  • University of Utah
    Spanish B.A., 1967
  • University of Utah
    Linguistics M.A., 1970
  • Arizona State University
    Law J.D., 1975
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