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James Tanner
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Tell Us Where You Got the Information
It looks like it is time to get going about genealogical sources again. Here is my definition of a genealogical source. The place or person from whence the information was obtained A source is not a citation. Here is one definition of a citation. More preci...
It looks like it is time to get going about genealogical sources again. Here is my definition of a genealogical source. The place or person from whence the information was obtained A source is not a citation. Here is one def...
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Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial, Vermont
This granite monument is 50 feet, 10 inches tall and the shaft, carved from one piece of granite is 38 and a half feet tall, one foot for each year of the life of Joseph Smith, the Prophet. Joseph Smith was born on December 23, 1805 in Sharon, Vermont. Inte...
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Reflections in the Palmyra, New York Temple Window
Sometimes life is all in the details. I was struck by the reflections in the beautiful craft glass windows of the Palmyra, New York Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Even though we are looking in, at the same time we can see out int...
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Beautiful! The more I look at it, the more beauty I find. Breathtaking. Thank you for sharing! :-) Are the clouds a reflection, or part of the window?
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The Family History Guide looking for Sponsorships
The Family History Guide has become extremely popular since it was incorporated in the  FamilySearch.org Portal and made available in all of the world-wide Family History Centers. Because I immediately saw the value of the website, I have been involved in i...
The Family History Guide has become extremely popular since it was incorporated in the FamilySearch.org Portal and made available in all of the world-wide Family History Centers. Because I immediately saw the value of the web...
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A Damselfly
Damselflies are similar to dragonflies. They are predatory and they eat mosquitos which makes them my friends. They are insects of the order of Odonata and the suborder of Zygoptera. There are damselfly fossils dating back more than 250 million years. Class...
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The Hill Cumorah Monument
This monument on the crest of the Hill Cumorah commemorates the visit of the Angel Moroni to Joseph Smith and the delivery of the Gold Plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated. The Hill Cumorah is located just south of the small town of Palmyra, ...
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When is a Source Not a Source?
I was berated in a comment for my example in a recent post of using a "Family Group Sheet" as a source and attaching it to a family in the FamilySearch.org Family Tree. The comment states. I am delighted that this feature has been added to FamilySearch/FT; ...
I was berated in a comment for my example in a recent post of using a "Family Group Sheet" as a source and attaching it to a family in the FamilySearch.org Family Tree. The comment states. I am delighted that this feature ha...
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Is that website down right now?
I was doing what I usually do all day and into the night, writing a presentation or a blog post or whatever and I tried to access Ancestry.com. Here is what I got: My reaction to this type of message is automatic. I try to log in again by retyping the URL. ...
I was doing what I usually do all day and into the night, writing a presentation or a blog post or whatever and I tried to access Ancestry.com. Here is what I got: My reaction to this type of message is automatic. I try to ...
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Important updates to the FamilySearch.org Website and with the Family Tree
Every so often, F amilySearch sends out a blog post summarizing the new developments included in the FamilySearch.org website and particularly involving the Family Tree program. When the program underwent a major upgrade in June of 2016, that freed up a lot...
Every so often, FamilySearch sends out a blog post summarizing the new developments included in the FamilySearch.org website and particularly involving the Family Tree program. When the program underwent a major upgrade in Ju...
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Split Rails
A split rail fence requires no metal hardware at all. The whole thing is dependent on gravity to keep it together so it is remarkable how long they last. Although I do have to observe that many of the split rail fences you see are modern reconstructions. Th...
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Using Smart Technology to Jump-Start Your Genealogical Research: Part Two
Automated Record Hints One of the most impressive, new genealogical technologies to emerge in the last few years has been the advent of automated searches that provide extensive record hints matching the individuals in your online family tree with original ...
Automated Record Hints One of the most impressive, new genealogical technologies to emerge in the last few years has been the advent of automated searches that provide extensive record hints matching the individuals in yo...
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Lilies at the Palmyra, New York Temple
This graceful arrangement of lilies was outside the Palmyra, New York Temple . The Palmyra Temple is probably one of the most isolated of all the Temples I have visited. It is in a very rural area near the Joseph Smith Family Farm and not too far from the H...
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  • 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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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.
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Genealogy, Writing, Photography
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Writing, Presenting, Photography
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  • Bookmark Graphics
    Partner, 2013 - present
  • Family History Expos
    Media Specialist and Presenter, present
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Provo, Utah
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Mesa, AZ
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THE STORY OF MY BOYHOOD AND YOUTH
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