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James Tanner
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Record Hints vs. Manual Searching: Which wins?
All four ( Ancestry.com , FamilySearch.org , MyHeritage.com and Findmypast.com , or five, if we include Geneanet.com ) of the big, online genealogy databases provide algorithmic, programmed record hints. However, most genealogists, especially those with adv...
All four (Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, MyHeritage.com and Findmypast.com, or five, if we include Geneanet.com) of the big, online genealogy databases provide algorithmic, programmed record hints. However, most genealogists...
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Where do your FamilySearch Family Tree lines actually end?
Some users of the FamilySearch.org Family Tree find themselves with extensive pedigrees. Most of those with such pedigrees are already aware that their relatives and ancestors submitted ancestral information to the predecessors of FamilySearch, including th...
Some users of the FamilySearch.org Family Tree find themselves with extensive pedigrees. Most of those with such pedigrees are already aware that their relatives and ancestors submitted ancestral information to the predecesso...
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Turkey on the Run
It is almost time for the turkeys of the world to start worrying. But in this case, this elusive turkey was already in the run. When we enjoy a nice turkey sandwich or a big turkey dinner around Thanksgiving time, we probably are not thinking about these wi...
It is almost time for the turkeys of the world to start worrying. But in this case, this elusive turkey was already in the run. When we e...
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New Videos added to the BYU Family History Library YouTube Channel
Finding and Merging Duplicate Records in the Family Tree - Kathryn Grant Land Rights: Grazing, Timber and Mineral Rights and Leases for Genealogists - James Tanner Training with the Family History Guide - Bob Taylor The Anatomy of a Court Case for Genealogi...
Finding and Merging Duplicate Records in the Family Tree - Kathryn Grant Land Rights: Grazing, Timber and Mineral Rights and Leases for Genealogists - James Tanner Training with the Family History Guide - Bob Taylor The...
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The Coming Storms of Winter
Slowly the warmth of Summer departs and the air has a decided chill. The first snow appears on the tops of the mountains and even though there are still a few days of warm weather, it is inevitable that the temperatures will fall and Winter will come. The s...
Slowly the warmth of Summer departs and the air has a decided chill. The first snow appears on the tops of the mountains and even though ...
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Fall View of Utah Valley
High up on the Squaw Peak Road, there is a lookout point with a nice parking lot. The fall leaves were at their height and we had a wonderful drive up to Rock Canyon Campground and back, stopping along the way to take some photos. You might want to click on...
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Pumpkin Patch
Around this time of year, pumpkins begin to appear in the food stores and other places for Halloween. I love to eat squash and pumpkins are just another variety of squash, actually Cucurbita pepo . There are few other varieties but the orange ones shown abo...
Around this time of year, pumpkins begin to appear in the food stores and other places for Halloween. I love to eat squash and pumpkins a...
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Map your ancestors with KinMapper
The FamilySearch.org App Gallery currently has 123 interesting and useful apps (programs etc.) that are associated with family history. If you haven't taken the time to explore the apps listed, when you do, you may be surprised at the variety. Many of the p...
The FamilySearch.org App Gallery currently has 123 interesting and useful apps (programs etc.) that are associated with family history. If you haven't taken the time to explore the apps listed, when you do, you may be surpris...
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Using Smart Technology to Jump-Start Your Genealogical Research: Part Eleven
Comprehensive mapping and gazetteer programs that open windows into historical locations A Topographical Chart of the Bay of Narraganset in the Province of New England, with all the Isles contained therein, among which Rhode Island and Connonicut have been ...
Comprehensive mapping and gazetteer programs that open windows into historical locations A Topographical Chart of the Bay of Narraganset in the Province of New England, with all the Isles contained therein, among which Rhod...
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Fall Leaves in the Wasatch
I choose a little softer focus to highlight the colors and the haze of the beautiful Fall weather. The weather didn't last and it was the next day when the storm arrived and likely covered much of this with snow. We realized when we got to this point on the...
I choose a little softer focus to highlight the colors and the haze of the beautiful Fall weather. The weather didn't last and it was the...
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Using Smart Technology to Jump-Start Your Genealogical Research: Part Ten
Using Billions of digitized source documents in thousands of archive websites: Continued The real challenge of doing genealogical research is locating records that contain information about our ancestors. Our modern technology has expedited finding those re...
Using Billions of digitized source documents in thousands of archive websites: Continued The real challenge of doing genealogical research is locating records that contain information about our ancestors. Our modern techn...
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Huge French Website Geneanet now a FamilySearch Partner
The huge French website, Geneanet.org , has now been added as a free, partner website with FamilySearch.org for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints . Here is a screenshot of their Collections page. For those who take advantage of this...
The huge French website, Geneanet.org, has now been added as a free, partner website with FamilySearch.org for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Here is a screenshot of their Collections page. For th...
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Genealogy, Writing, Photography
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Writing, Presenting, Photography
Employment
  • Bookmark Graphics
    Partner, 2013 - present
  • Family History Expos
    Media Specialist and Presenter, present
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Provo, Utah
Previously
Mesa, AZ
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Introduction
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.
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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