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James Tanner
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Attended University of Utah
Lives in Provo, Utah
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Rock Canyon Clouds
Walking in Rock Canyon is an interesting experience. The wilderness is just a few steps away from my door, but it is worlds away from the busy streets of Provo, Utah. This was a day of blustery rain and some snow, but the warm winds had quickly melted all t...
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Evening from BYU
There are few universities in the United States with a more dramatic setting than Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. We live right at the mouth of Rock Canyon, in the middle of the above image. I can walk into the Canyon within five minutes of my home...
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What is the difference between a photo, a document or a story in FamilySearch Memories?
I have been asked the question in the title of this post several time recently. I am somewhat surprised that the question is not answered on the FamilySearch.org website in a way to make the decision as to where to put images and text more obvious. There ar...
I have been asked the question in the title of this post several time recently. I am somewhat surprised that the question is not answered on the FamilySearch.org website in a way to make the decision as to where to put images...
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Orchids
I don't think that orchids have the appeal they once had. Not that they are any less spectacular, but now you see them, both real and artificial, in so many locations. They are even sold at Costco and other large stores. When I was much younger, the must gi...
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Tag a Photo - Find an Ancestor to take to the Temple
Margaret Godfrey Jarvis Overson and her twin boys, Evan and Ivan Overson abt. 1909 in St. Johns, Apache, Arizona, United States from a glass negative. I had an interesting experience last night. I was tagging photos from the Margaret Godfrey Jarvis Overson ...
Margaret Godfrey Jarvis Overson and her twin boys, Evan and Ivan Overson abt. 1909 in St. Johns, Apache, Arizona, United States from a glass negative. I had an interesting experience last night. I was tagging photos from the ...
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We stopped and enjoyed this smaller geyser for about half and hour while it erupted just like in the video. I am trying to figure out time to get back to Yellowstone. I think going when it is very cold and just before the snow comes is the best time.
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Find a Family Discovery Day in Your Area
A recent post on LDS.org invites members and others to find a Family Discovery Day scheduled nearby. Here is a screenshot of the locator: When I tried out the locator, I found five locations during the rest of 2015. Theoretically, I could attend all five, b...
A recent post on LDS.org invites members and others to find a Family Discovery Day scheduled nearby. Here is a screenshot of the locator: When I tried out the locator, I found five locations during the rest of 2015. Theoret...
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The Crushing Waves
 Waves crashing against the shore hold multiple levels of fascination for me. Having lived most of my life in the desert, water is a novelty. This is especially true of water that is in some sort of violent motion. I could probably sit for hours and simply ...
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Videos from RootsTech 2015 now online
I count 32 video recordings of classes and presentations online at RootsTech 2015 . In addition, I counted almost 100 videos on YouTube.com. I finally got tired of counting and realized that I was probably missing some anyway. You can search on YouTube.com ...
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The Limits of Possibility -- Finding Elusive Ancestors
Family History is history. I would guess that if you took a poll among all of the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , you would find that the subject of history was about as popular with members as with the general population. The n...
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Hawaiian Hibiscus
As I sit looking out the window at snow flakes turning the scene all white, it is comforting to remember that there are places that never see snow. Too bad. They don't know what they are missing. I have always loved to watch the rain but I love snow even mo...
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Quotes from LDS Speakers at RootsTech -- Do I detect a change?
I have been reading the LDS Church News and the Deseret News for the past couple of weeks as they report about the recent RootsTech 2015 Conference. I believe I detected a subtle change in the direction of the talks from previous months and years. Here are ...
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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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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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