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James Tanner
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Find-A-Record adds a blog
If you haven't tried Find-A-Record.com , you are missing one of the most interesting and possibly valuable tools to be developed recently. The idea of the website is that you identify a geographic area where your ancestors resided and the program then gives...
If you haven't tried Find-A-Record.com, you are missing one of the most interesting and possibly valuable tools to be developed recently. The idea of the website is that you identify a geographic area where your ancestors res...
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Genealogists are not immune to propaganda
This past week has been extremely interesting. Oh, by the way, my use of the word "interesting" is always interesting. It can mean anything from life threatening to having a wonderful time. One thing has become apparent to me is that genealogists, just like...
This past week has been extremely interesting. Oh, by the way, my use of the word "interesting" is always interesting. It can mean anything from life threatening to having a wonderful time. One thing has become apparent to me...
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The Digital Public Library of America adds access to millions of records
The Digital Public Library of America is quickly becoming one of the major online portals for access to free information, including a significant number of genealogically pertinent documents and resources. At its one year anniversary, it made the following ...
The Digital Public Library of America is quickly becoming one of the major online portals for access to free information, including a significant number of genealogically pertinent documents and resources. At its one year ann...
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Disclosures and Disclaimers
There are several things that need to be disclosed and disclaimed when I write a blog post. I am employed by  Family History Expos  to participate in the Expos held around the country. I am paid for expenses and some time. Also, from time to time, I have be...
There are several things that need to be disclosed and disclaimed when I write a blog post. I am employed by Family History Expos to participate in the Expos held around the country. I am paid for expenses and some time. Also...
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Post Conference Review -- RootsTech 2014
Me: "You see, there was this big conference in Salt Lake City, Utah for genealogists sponsored by FamilySearch." Local Genealogist: "Oh, did they hold it in the Conference Center?" Me: "No, it wasn't. It was at the Salt Palace, a big convention center. They...
Me: "You see, there was this big conference in Salt Lake City, Utah for genealogists sponsored by FamilySearch." Local Genealogist: "Oh, did they hold it in the Conference Center?" Me: "No, it wasn't. It was at the Salt Palac...
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How do you choose a genealogy program? -- Part One
If I wanted to do so, I could probably sell you on almost any one of the dozens of existing genealogical database programs out there on the market. They all have good features and lots of enthusiastic users. Frequently, I get asked the question about which ...
If I wanted to do so, I could probably sell you on almost any one of the dozens of existing genealogical database programs out there on the market. They all have good features and lots of enthusiastic users. Frequently, I get...
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The Living and the Dead in Genealogy
Apparently, there is some confusion over the post that I wrote recently concerning a question involving a descendancy book starting with great-grandparents. Let me be a clear as I can be without referring to the question or subsequent comments. The main thr...
Apparently, there is some confusion over the post that I wrote recently concerning a question involving a descendancy book starting with great-grandparents. Let me be a clear as I can be without referring to the question or s...
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Question on Family Histories -- What to include
First of all, I would like to say that I don' t make most of this stuff up. Secondly, at no time do I speak officially for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , everything I write is my own opinion and not that of the Church or any other organiz...
First of all, I would like to say that I don' t make most of this stuff up. Secondly, at no time do I speak officially for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, everything I write is my own opinion and not that of ...
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Can a complete genealogy exist?
As genealogists we are dealing with history and if you know anything at all about the subject, you probably realize that history gets revised from time to time. I was just reading an article yesterday in a historical review from a major university where a p...
As genealogists we are dealing with history and if you know anything at all about the subject, you probably realize that history gets revised from time to time. I was just reading an article yesterday in a historical review f...
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The Prophets Speak on Searching Out Our Dead -- Joseph F. Smith
President Joseph F. Smith  became Prophet, Seer and Revelator of  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  in 1901, thus ushering in the 20th Century for the Church. He was President of the Church for the site dedication of the  Cardston Alberta Tem...
President Joseph F. Smith became Prophet, Seer and Revelator of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1901, thus ushering in the 20th Century for the Church. He was President of the Church for the site dedication...
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I have more than thirty years' experience in law, computers and over twenty years experience as a research genealogist. I presently serve as a volunteer at the Mesa FamilySearch Library in Mesa, Arizona 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 one Great-great-grandfather who came from Denmark, my family all came from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
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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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