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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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The Victoria, B.C. Harbor
A few years ago, I took one of my favorite photos of the Victoria, B.C. harbor in the rain. This was a sunny, but windy day, and I took a more expansive photo from a different perspective. Vancouver Island is turning out to be one of my favorite places. We ...
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RootsMagic Adds Record Hints from Findmypast.com
I have recently written about the challenges of dealing with a lot of record hints from the large online genealogy programs. Meanwhile, RootsMagic has been going about doing something about the problem. The latest announcement from the RootsMagic Blog addre...
I have recently written about the challenges of dealing with a lot of record hints from the large online genealogy programs. Meanwhile, RootsMagic has been going about doing something about the problem. The latest announcemen...
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The FamilySearch Catalog, WorldCat and ArchiveGrid -- Part One
Introduction I have had several people I talked to lately who were only slightly familiar with the FamilySearch.org website that commented that they had never looked at the Catalog and did not know what it was. But I also had others who had been working on ...
Introduction I have had several people I talked to lately who were only slightly familiar with the FamilySearch.org website that commented that they had never looked at the Catalog and did not know what it was. But I also had...
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Exploring the New Look of the FamilySearch Research Wiki -- Part Four
There are three ways to benefit from the vast resources of the FamilySearch.org Research Wiki: You can search by topic such as probate, vital records, land and property etc. You can browse by geographic area  You can dig down on a subject by starting with t...
There are three ways to benefit from the vast resources of the FamilySearch.org Research Wiki: You can search by topic such as probate, vital records, land and property etc. You can browse by geographic area You can dig dow...
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April, 2016 -- What's New on FamilySearch
For some time now, FamilySearch.org has been posting a monthly update of the changes and new features on the website. Some of the updates are a little premature and give glimpses into changes that are still in the future. Some of the changes, such as the lo...
For some time now, FamilySearch.org has been posting a monthly update of the changes and new features on the website. Some of the updates are a little premature and give glimpses into changes that are still in the future. Som...
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Exploring the New Look of the FamilySearch Research Wiki -- Part Three
I have often referred to the FamilySearch.org Research Wiki as the most valuable genealogical resource on the Internet and I am still of the opinion that it still. The upgraded format resolves many of limitations and issues I had with the previous version. ...
I have often referred to the FamilySearch.org Research Wiki as the most valuable genealogical resource on the Internet and I am still of the opinion that it still. The upgraded format resolves many of limitations and issues I...
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Findmypast.com adds 10 million new US records to their marriage collection
At the recent National Genealogical Society Conference, Findmypast.com announced the addition of 10 million new records to the U.S. marriage collection with nearly one million never before published names that can only be found on Findmypast.com . Quoting f...
At the recent National Genealogical Society Conference, Findmypast.com announced the addition of 10 million new records to the U.S. marriage collection with nearly one million never before published names that can only be fou...
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The Amphitheater at Bryce Canyon
I decided it was time to return to the desert and the canyon country for a while. Utah has five National Parks and has been promoting them as tourist destinations for some time now. The state's campaign has been overwhelmingly successful in drawing huge cro...
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Seattle Harbor at Night
This image is another of that class of images that verge on the abstract. As I look at the image, I can clearly see my post-production efforts but that is effect I was striving for. I think this image would make a really interesting jigsaw puzzle.
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A Plethora of Tulips
If one is pretty, then thousands must be thousands of times prettier? Well, no. Fields of flowers have their appeal, but I am more inclined to appreciate one tulip than a whole field of tulips. Masses of colorful flowers are a great attraction but at the sa...
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Reflections in Seattle
From time to time, I see the abstract in what is around me. If you recognize this building as the EMP Museum in Seattle, you would be correct. But this view resolves itself into an abstraction absent a point-of-reference perspective.
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Seattle and Mount Ranier
Seattle, Washington is the antithesis of Phoenix, Arizona. Phoenix is all about wide open spaces and being uncrowded. Downtown Seattle is just the opposite. Without a knowledge of the streets, Seattle is a nightmare. Phoenix has traffic, but there is always...
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