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James Tanner
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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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Toronto Canada Cityscape
Looking across the city next to the CN Tower, I was overwhelmed with the proliferation of high-rise apartment buildings. Toronto, Canada is distinctive in its abundance of high-rise apartment islands and the downtown area has them in abundance. Most of my l...
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Toronto Music Garden
Downtown Toronto, Canada has a dramatic skyline dominated by the CN Tower. But the beauty of the city comes from its parks and gardens. This is the lakeside Music Garden. We ran into terrible traffic jams and bewildering streets but the trip was saved by th...
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Limits on Entries in the FamilySearch Memories and the Family Tree
The Memories section of the FamilySearch.org website continues to evolve. With the recent upgrade of the entire website, there have been a few limitations put on the entries. Here are some of the numerical limitations imposed: 1000 -- the total number of me...
The Memories section of the FamilySearch.org website continues to evolve. With the recent upgrade of the entire website, there have been a few limitations put on the entries. Here are some of the numerical limitations imposed...
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The Sirens' Call of Names in Genealogical Research
Over the years, I have often been asked is I am related to other Tanners around the country. Very early on, I came to realize that having the surname "Tanner" meant little or nothing about being genealogically related. Notwithstanding my own realization the...
Over the years, I have often been asked is I am related to other Tanners around the country. Very early on, I came to realize that having the surname "Tanner" meant little or nothing about being genealogically related. Notwit...
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Family Food
If you are an American, there are somethings that you can always talk about: the weather and food. You need to stay away from the usual politics, sports and etc. due to their controversial nature. Everyone has something to say about both the weather and foo...
If you are an American, there are somethings that you can always talk about: the weather and food. You need to stay away from the usual politics, sports and etc. due to their controversial nature. Everyone has something to sa...
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Rapids on the Niagara River
Above the dramatic Niagara Falls, the Niagara River descends in a series of rapids. The bonus in this photo is a single seagull. The photo, in this case, fails to convey the roar of the water as it drops over a series of waterfalls before the big drop.
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Where is all the genealogy? -- Historical Societies
A Google search on the term "historical society" resulted in over 30 million entries. There is also a huge, but very incomplete, list of societies on Wikipedia. See Wikipedia: List of historical Societies . In the United States there are national, state and...
A Google search on the term "historical society" resulted in over 30 million entries. There is also a huge, but very incomplete, list of societies on Wikipedia. See Wikipedia: List of historical Societies. In the United State...
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Blessed, Honored Pioneers
Some of the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may have gotten an email from FamilySearch.org about their pioneer heritage. My email gave me a link to the above website listing a few of my pioneer ancestors. Here is a copy of the ema...
Some of the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may have gotten an email from FamilySearch.org about their pioneer heritage. My email gave me a link to the above website listing a few of my pioneer ance...
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Niagara Falls Up Close
The air was absolutely filled with spray. Within a few seconds the camera lens was entirely coated with water. But by pulling out the camera for only a few seconds, I was able to get a few photos at the base of Niagara Falls.
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Niagara Falls from the River
A very windy and wet trip on Maid of the Mist gives you an entirely different perspective of the famous Niagara Falls. The short voyage is pretty pricey and on a busy day, involves a substantial wait in line but it is worth the time and the cost.
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The Advantages and Limitations of Indexes
Genealogical finding aids are currently a hot topic. Indexing existing records seems to be an obvious way to make information more available, particularly to beginning researchers. But in some cases, indexes hinder rather than assist finding a particular re...
Genealogical finding aids are currently a hot topic. Indexing existing records seems to be an obvious way to make information more available, particularly to beginning researchers. But in some cases, indexes hinder rather tha...
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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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