James L.   Tanner

Is a retired attorney and business owner with over 33 years of experience in genealogical research. James was an intelligence officer during the Vietnam War, has a BA Degree in Spanish, a Masters Degree in Linguistics from the University of Utah, and a JD Degree in Law from Arizona State University.

Schedule

November 11, 2015
8:00 am : Historical Military Maps and Google Earth

(All Levels) Learn how to use historical and modern maps for research. Google Earth will open new avenues of thought and more precise research strategies. Many of the countries in Europe created very detailed maps for military purposes. These maps can show detail down to the individual farm or house level. This class will explore some of these types of maps and how they work and where to find them.

 
8:00 am : Using Online Tools to Locate Military Records

(All Levels) There are more records available online than ever before. Military records are no exception. The National Archives is just one of many places you need to be aware of. There are many other repositories for military records online. In the United States, most of the larger military units have their own websites with extensive historical information. Even some of the smaller and more specialized units have their own websites. The records for the major wars are also very extensive.

 
5:30 pm : Fold3 has an Abundance of Military Records

(All Levels) Learn about the collections, weaknesses, and strengths of Fold3 for military research.