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James Tanner
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Attended University of Utah
Lives in Provo, Utah
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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
Previously
Mesa, AZ

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Taking a look at Rootsmapper
There are now 95 apps listed in the FamilySearch.org App Gallery . Over the next few weeks, I will be highlighting many of these "apps" and commenting on their functions. I do not intend to "review" these programs, but I will try to explain how or why they ...
There are now 95 apps listed in the FamilySearch.org App Gallery. Over the next few weeks, I will be highlighting many of these "apps" and commenting on their functions. I do not intend to "review" these programs, but I will ...
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Getting Started with Indexing from FamilySearch
FamilySearch has just released a cute new video about getting started with Indexing. We need to be reminded about how valuable Indexing is to the entire genealogical community.
FamilySearch has just released a cute new video about getting started with Indexing. We need to be reminded about how valuable Indexing is to the entire genealogical community.
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The Final Fall
I always notice balanced rocks. In the Southwest, they are not that uncommon. But it is seldom that we see one that this close to becoming unbalanced. I am not quite sure what is keeping this massive rock suspended and balanced on the side of base rock. It ...
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Form and Substance
I have a never ending fascination with the formations of the Colorado Plateau. Even in areas that seem almost empty with views that stretch vast distances, you can go over a hill or around a bend in the road and see marvelous wonders carved by wind, water a...
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What Happened to the FamilySearch link on Ancestry.com?
If you have used Ancestry.com recently, you should be aware that the program has been "updated" with a whole new look. The content and look of the individual detail pages has changed. Here is a screenshot of the new look: I have been getting a lot of commen...
If you have used Ancestry.com recently, you should be aware that the program has been "updated" with a whole new look. The content and look of the individual detail pages has changed. Here is a screenshot of the new look: I...
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Reflections before the storm
We woke up to a calm, but cloudy day. It didn't last long. The wind began to pick up and soon this placid lake was awash with waves. In addition, the temperature began to drop precipitously and later in the day, there was snow in the mountains This image ha...
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List of LDS blogs begins to grow
In a recent post, I indicated that I was surprised at the lack of blogs specifically oriented towards family history in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints . I am aware of quite a few bloggers who have blogs about family history and are members ...
In a recent post, I indicated that I was surprised at the lack of blogs specifically oriented towards family history in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am aware of quite a few bloggers who have blogs about ...
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Figuring out the path
Figuring out where to go when walking around in sandstone maze can be an extraordinary challenge. There do not seem to be any discernible pathways through the maze of rock. One of the rules of walking in an area like this is simple. It is much easier to go ...
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FamilySearch Partner Ancestry.com up for sale
From time to time, I have a blog post that has interest to both readers of this blog and my older blog, Genealogy's Star. Today, there is an article about the potential auction sale of Ancestry.com. Since this could impact members of The Church of Jesus Chr...
From time to time, I have a blog post that has interest to both readers of this blog and my older blog, Genealogy's Star. Today, there is an article about the potential auction sale of Ancestry.com. Since this could impact me...
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... Some of that is disclosed in the SEC filings. It will certainly be part of due diligence for any potential buyer.
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A Closer Look at FamilySearch Community Trees
I recently wrote about the addition of the Community Trees website to the Genealogies section of FamilySearch.org . The Genealogies section of the website is located from a link in the pull-down menu below the "Search" tab at the top of each of the pages of...
I recently wrote about the addition of the Community Trees website to the Genealogies section of FamilySearch.org. The Genealogies section of the website is located from a link in the pull-down menu below the "Search" tab at ...
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A Canadian Stream
In Arizona or Utah, this would be a major river. In Canada, it is not uncommon and falls into the category of stream or creek, although it may be called a river. We have been having quite a bit of rain here in Utah recently and it reminded me of this very w...
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LDS App has extensive Family History resources
The LDS Library app for mobile devices has added a huge library of Temple and Family History resources. Here is a screenshot of the place to download the app from LDS.org . The Temple and Family History resources appear as a selection on the main Library me...
The LDS Library app for mobile devices has added a huge library of Temple and Family History resources. Here is a screenshot of the place to download the app from LDS.org. The Temple and Family History resources appear as a...
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