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James Tanner
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What has happened to the Green Icons on the FamilySearch Family Tree?
For many years now users of the FamilySearch programs, first new.FamilySearch.org and now Family Tree, have been able to "find" deceased family members who were "eligible" for Temple ordinances. Over the past few years, I have written several blog posts abo...
For many years now users of the FamilySearch programs, first new.FamilySearch.org and now Family Tree, have been able to "find" deceased family members who were "eligible" for Temple ordinances. Over the past few years, I h...
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Dramatic Changes in LDS Family History Announced at #RootsTech 2016
In a special meeting open only to specifically invited Priesthood leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints some fundamental changes to the way family history has been done in the Church were announced. The meeting was held in conjunction w...
In a special meeting open only to specifically invited Priesthood leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints some fundamental changes to the way family history has been done in the Church were announced. The m...
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#RootsTech 2016 -- What's new and What's hot
It is really time to look at what is new in family history. # RootsTech 2016 gives us an insight into the newest developments and trends. The last two days, I have been spending a lot of time listening and talking about the new technology. Between the BYU F...
It is really time to look at what is new in family history. #RootsTech 2016 gives us an insight into the newest developments and trends. The last two days, I have been spending a lot of time listening and talking about the ne...
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BYU Family History Technology Workshop -- Addressing the problems and looking for solutions
My first day of the # RootsTech 2016 week begins with the Brigham Young University (BYU) Family History Technology Workshop . This one day event is celebrating its 17th year. The morning session involved a keynote and a series of very short, five minute, Li...
My first day of the #RootsTech 2016 week begins with the Brigham Young University (BYU) Family History Technology Workshop. This one day event is celebrating its 17th year. The morning session involved a keynote and a series ...
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Mesa FamilySearch Library plans two conferences
I guess the assessment of the Mesa FamilySearch Library as possibly mostly dead was premature. Not only have they been operating out of the old, much smaller building just west of the Mesa, Arizona Temple, but they have also held a very successful conferenc...
I guess the assessment of the Mesa FamilySearch Library as possibly mostly dead was premature. Not only have they been operating out of the old, much smaller building just west of the Mesa, Arizona Temple, but they have also ...
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Substantial Upgrade to Puzzilla Premium Version
Puzzilla.com Premium Version has a tremendously useful upgrade. It is easier to illustrate than explain. If you are not familiar with the program, you select an ancestor from a chart that looks like this: Each of the dots represents a person in the FamilySe...
Puzzilla.com Premium Version has a tremendously useful upgrade. It is easier to illustrate than explain. If you are not familiar with the program, you select an ancestor from a chart that looks like this: Each of the dots r...
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#RootsTech 2016 Day Three (for me) Summing up so far
I have been as busy as usual at #RootsTech 2016. As I have mentioned previously, I am writing most of my comments on Genealogy's Star, so check there for new posts. I will try to add a few comments here from time to time. I have had some very interesting ex...
I have been as busy as usual at #RootsTech 2016. As I have mentioned previously, I am writing most of my comments on Genealogy's Star, so check there for new posts. I will try to add a few comments here from time to time. I h...
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#RootsTech 2016- Day Two (for me) The Innovators Summit
Well, actually, the BYU Family History Technology Workshop is more of an innovative event, however, it it is possible the presentations were more technical than anything else that will be shown at # RootsTech 2016 . As usual, this year, I will try and write...
Well, actually, the BYU Family History Technology Workshop is more of an innovative event, however, it it is possible the presentations were more technical than anything else that will be shown at #RootsTech 2016. As usual, t...
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Almost Snow Bound
This is what the snow looked like with our house after one day of snow. Today, it has been snowing all day and it is even deeper. As one of my grandchildren asked me yesterday, "How do I like my first real winter in Utah?" I said, "Fine, thank you. I like s...
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Not all of the family history apps that are being developed show up in the FamilySearch.org App Gallery. Some can be found in the Apple App Store or in the Google Play Store . An example of one such app is the My Family Organizer! by App Developers, LLC. He...
Not all of the family history apps that are being developed show up in the FamilySearch.org App Gallery. Some can be found in the Apple App Store or in the Google Play Store. An example of one such app is the My Family Organi...
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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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