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James Tanner
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Latin Legal Terms for Genealogists -- Part Six
You could almost believe the lawyers used Latin as a way to obfusticate and aggrandize themselves in the eyes of their clients. But surprisingly, few attorneys know any more about Latin and Latin legal terms than the general population. Most of the commonly...
You could almost believe the lawyers used Latin as a way to obfusticate and aggrandize themselves in the eyes of their clients. But surprisingly, few attorneys know any more about Latin and Latin legal terms than the general ...
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The Erie Canal
I am not exactly sure what I expected to see when I first saw the Erie Canal, but it wasn't at all like I imagined. Of course, I had read about the Canal in history books and even sung folk songs about the Canal, but it is much larger and more extensive tha...
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Does Genealogy have a Free Lunch?
By SpiderWeb-MarketingSystems - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4733401 Also known by its acronyms, TANSTAAFL or TINSFAAFL, the phrase "There Ain't (is) No Such Thing As a Free Lunch" has been used in a variety of con...
By SpiderWeb-MarketingSystems - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4733401 Also known by its acronyms, TANSTAAFL or TINSFAAFL, the phrase "There Ain't (is) No Such Thing As a Free L...
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Orchids
One of the benefits of traveling (if there are any) is that we get to visit surprising places that were previously unknown to us. We do not travel with an agenda. We decide the next stop when we are done with each stop. In this case, we decided to visit the...
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An American Masterpiece
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Martin House Complex is a unique residential estate and an American architectural masterpiece. I have been intensely interested in Frank Lloyd Wright and his architectural work since the 6th grade when our teacher took us...
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Hill Cumorah Pageant, Palmyra, New York
Quoting from the HillCumorah.org website: Come feel the Savior's love   Experience one of the world's great outdoor theatrical productions. Each July, seven evening performances are presented on the beautiful Cumorah hillside next to the Visitors' Center. A...
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Why do we have prophets?
Why Do We Have Prophets? One important aspect of becoming involved in family history is that it is an activity that raises our spiritual awareness. Researching our origins helps us sort out what is really important in our lives though an appreciation of the...
Why Do We Have Prophets? One important aspect of becoming involved in family history is that it is an activity that raises our spiritual awareness. Researching our origins helps us sort out what is really important in our ...
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Japanese Garden
This beautiful Japanese garden is on the grounds of the Sonnenberg Mansion in Canandaigua, New York. This is one of the superb benefits of driving around on the back roads of the United States. This is The Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park ...
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Explosion of Digitized Images on FamilySearch.org
Most serious family historians and genealogists are aware of the progress of the digitization of the 2.4 million rolls of microfilm archived in the vast Granite Vault outside of Salt Lake City, Utah by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints . For m...
Most serious family historians and genealogists are aware of the progress of the digitization of the 2.4 million rolls of microfilm archived in the vast Granite Vault outside of Salt Lake City, Utah by The Church of Jesus Chr...
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Taking a Look at Tongan Genealogy
Quoting from Wikipedia: Tonga ( [ˈtoŋa] ; Tongan : Puleʻanga Fakatuʻi ʻo Tonga), officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian  sovereign state and archipelago comprising 169 islands of which 36 are inhabited. [1] The total surface area is about 750 squa...
Quoting from Wikipedia: Tonga ([ˈtoŋa]; Tongan: Puleʻanga Fakatuʻi ʻo Tonga), officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 169 islands of which 36 are inhabited.[1] The total su...
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Family History for Non-English Speakers
Genealogists or family historians are usually not well integrated into the larger history centered community. Earlier this year, in March of 2016 The Church News reported about the Church History Symposium jointly organized by Brigham Young University and t...
Genealogists or family historians are usually not well integrated into the larger history centered community. Earlier this year, in March of 2016 The Church News reported about the Church History Symposium jointly organized b...
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The People Page in FamilySearch Memories
The Peoples section of the FamilySearch.org Memories section is a quick and sometimes very impressive way to view the photo contributions of your extended family. For some, viewing the Peoples section for the first time can be a highly emotional surprise. A...
The Peoples section of the FamilySearch.org Memories section is a quick and sometimes very impressive way to view the photo contributions of your extended family. For some, viewing the Peoples section for the first time can b...
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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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  • 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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