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James Tanner
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A Dusting of Pollen
I went out yesterday into the warm Spring air and realized that it was thick with pollen. I don't think flowers like this one were the culprits, more likely were the other flowering plants and trees. It is ironic that I never knew I had hay fever when I was...
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Spring Progress
Spring is progressing rapidly. Some of the trees are still waiting for their Summer cloak of leaves, but many are well along. There are two or three bare tree right out my window, but I see the first indications of buds and they too will soon be green and l...
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Look Before You Search -- Part Two -- Finding out what is there
As I pointed out in the first post in this series, each of the partner database programs has a way to view the contents of their collections of records. In the case of FamilySearch.org , it is important to realize that there is a catalog containing a listin...
As I pointed out in the first post in this series, each of the partner database programs has a way to view the contents of their collections of records. In the case of FamilySearch.org, it is important to realize that there i...
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Discovering Your Heritage
The Overson Family Everyone has a heritage. I am always sad when I talk to people about their ancestors to find out how little they know. One of the most interesting and impressive ways to get through this barrier of knowledge, for anyone associated with th...
The Overson Family Everyone has a heritage. I am always sad when I talk to people about their ancestors to find out how little they know. One of the most interesting and impressive ways to get through this barrier of knowledg...
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Because of the Resurrection, Jesus Christ lives. Because of Him, you can overcome sin and experience everlasting joy. Learn more about how you can discover, embrace, and share the joy of the Resurrection at helives.mormon.org.
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Echinus Geyser
Echinus Geyser is named for the hardly visible spiny formations that grow around the edge of this hot spring. In the image, they are not visible. This pool is highly acidic, almost as acidic as vinegar. It now erupts only rarely. Visiting Yellowstone Nation...
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Out my Window -- Deer on the Wall
I guess I would have to say that moving from the low desert of Arizona to Utah makes me take a few adjustments to my perspective. This is a common sight now out any one of the windows of our house. I had to take this photo through the glass because if I mov...
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Oral Histories
There is something remarkable about hearing an oral history of an ancestor. Written stories do not covey the same sense of immediacy as do hearing the voice of a person long dead. The Brigham Young University Family History Library has a series of videos on...
There is something remarkable about hearing an oral history of an ancestor. Written stories do not covey the same sense of immediacy as do hearing the voice of a person long dead. The Brigham Young University Family History L...
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Look Before You Leap -- Data Problems in FamilySearch Family Tree
The new Landscape version of the FamilySearch.org Family Tree is slowly making its way onto computers around the world. The most significant change is that the new interface shows the icons that are presently confined to the Descendancy view. Here is a scre...
The new Landscape version of the FamilySearch.org Family Tree is slowly making its way onto computers around the world. The most significant change is that the new interface shows the icons that are presently confined to the ...
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Already had this problem, somebody else merged my 4th great grandfather and wife, too just because they're all same, except just one detail - date and place of death were different and had different children. How do you try to undo the mis-merge despite efforts to do so?
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A World of Flowers
When we began moving to Utah, it was the middle of the Summer and so we have now seen all four of the seasons. I can say that the Fall leaves are impressive but the Spring is spectacular. This is my first season change experience in many years. I do miss th...
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The Flowers of Spring
With temperatures in the 70s, Spring has come to Utah Valley. I can look out my window at new green leaves and flowering trees. We had a gorgeous walk around the opening day of the Garden at Thanksgiving Point. I still miss the cactus, but the Narcissus and...
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A Closer Look at FamilySearch Partner Sites
This class on the FamilySearch.org partner websites engendered a marked degree of discussion. The classes are presented to each of the different Service Missionary shifts over a period of two weeks, for a total of 16 presentations. The next round of classes...
This class on the FamilySearch.org partner websites engendered a marked degree of discussion. The classes are presented to each of the different Service Missionary shifts over a period of two weeks, for a total of 16 presenta...
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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
Previously
Mesa, AZ
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