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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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Driftwood on the Beach
Most of the beaches I visit are devoid of driftwood. This Canadian beach is on the Juan de Fuca Strait. It is bordered by heavily forested islands and the mainland. There are big storms that push huge logs up onto this narrow stretch of rocky beach. It is a...
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Mormon Pioneer Records in Utah
What I find interesting is that people come from all over the world to spend time at the famous  Family History Library  in Salt Lake City, Utah and miss the full Utah research experience. This is particularly true for researchers who are looking for inform...
What I find interesting is that people come from all over the world to spend time at the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah and miss the full Utah research experience. This is particularly true for research...
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Moss Covered Branches
We always seem to be attracted to excess. We love the richest, the fastest, the biggest of everything. I guess I am not different. But I see images within the images. Excess only leads to more excess. But here I see animals and faces in the shapes. I never ...
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Save Your Stuff App
There are now 123 apps (or programs) listed in the FamilySearch.org App Gallery . Among the newer items is one called " Save Your Stuff ." This website is essentially an offer for a free book called "Save Your Stuff, Collection Care Tips." Written by Scott ...
There are now 123 apps (or programs) listed in the FamilySearch.org App Gallery. Among the newer items is one called "Save Your Stuff." This website is essentially an offer for a free book called "Save Your Stuff, Collection ...
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Blocked from Sealing Adopted Grandchild to Grandparents
I got an interesting error message last night while helping a patron at the Brigham Young University Family History Library. During the wars in Europe, there were many instances of women who had children out-of-wedlock with partners who could not be identif...
I got an interesting error message last night while helping a patron at the Brigham Young University Family History Library. During the wars in Europe, there were many instances of women who had children out-of-wedlock with p...
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Loss of Life Sketches on Merger?
I got the following comment from one of my daughters as she was cleaning up some entries in the FamilySearch.org Family Tree. I would suggest that there should be a work-around or at least a warning to prevent this problem. Here is issue the note: Here is a...
I got the following comment from one of my daughters as she was cleaning up some entries in the FamilySearch.org Family Tree. I would suggest that there should be a work-around or at least a warning to prevent this problem. H...
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Terrible. I've sent this on to the engineers, and you should too by Feedback, etc.
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8 inch floppies, trans-atlantic cables, fair use and genealogy
The juxtaposition of several news stories caught my attention. A report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the Pentagon was still using 8 inch floppy disks as storage media for its nuclear defense program. This technology pre-date...
The juxtaposition of several news stories caught my attention. A report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the Pentagon was still using 8 inch floppy disks as storage media for its nuclear defense p...
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Surviving an Avalanche of Genealogical Data
I belong to a rather exclusive club of those who have survived being carried down a mountainside in an real avalanche. So I know first-hand how it feels to be swept along at high speed and be completely out of control. I am also in a position to know, first...
I belong to a rather exclusive club of those who have survived being carried down a mountainside in an real avalanche. So I know first-hand how it feels to be swept along at high speed and be completely out of control. I am a...
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Falling Water
Waterfalls have an almost universal attraction. This waterfall is on the Englishman River on Vancouver Island, B.C. The water falls into a narrow canyon about ten feet wide and is very spectacular. Of course the fact that there is enough water to make a wat...
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Thanks for mentioning me.
For many of us, researching land is one of the few ways to document our ancestors. Land was very valuable -- taxes were paid on it, houses built on it, improvements made on it, crops grown or livestock fed/housed on it, mills and blacksmith shops constructed on it, family members are buried on ...
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Land of the Earth and Sky
Exploring the box canyons and cliffs of Kodachrome Basin State Park in Utah opens up a wonderland of formations. We try and figure out how the erosion of wind and water could create such a variety of colors and forms.
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Comments on the Changes in the FamilySearch Family Tree
I recently received the following two comments about the FamilySearch.org Family Tree. Comment #1 Sometime during the past month my tree expanded along various branches back to dates unimaginable- one even tho Jesus and beyond. Is there some hacking going o...
I recently received the following two comments about the FamilySearch.org Family Tree. Comment #1 Sometime during the past month my tree expanded along various branches back to dates unimaginable- one even tho Jesus and beyo...
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