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

December 01, 2015
8:00 am : Find Your Immigrant Ancestor: Begin Research in the United States

(Beginner) We are all immigrants. Even those of us who call ourselves natives, ultimately came from somewhere else. Research must begin in the country of arrival when the immigrant's country or origin is unknown, names were changed, or family traditions and records may be misleading or inaccurate.

 
8:00 am : Find Your Immigrant Ancestor: Border Crossings, Manifests, and Passenger Lists

(All Levels) Borders can be more complicated that you imagine. Border crossing records, shipping manifests and passenger lists can be one way of determine when and where your ancestor arrived in America. In some time periods, these may be the only records of the immigrants entry into the United States. Come and learn how these documents can help find your immigrant and where and when they are available for research

December 03, 2015
8:00 am : Find Your Immigrant Ancestor: Naturalization Records Part 1

(All Levels) Naturalization records can be a rich source of information about your ancestor. This class will discuss when and how these records were created and where they might be located. The class will also discuss how to determine if your ancestor became a naturalized citizen.

 
8:00 am : Find Your Immigrant Ancestor: Naturalization Records Part 2

(All Levels) Naturalization records can be a rich source of information about your ancestor. This class will discuss when and how these records were created and where they might be located. The class will also discuss how to determine if your ancestor became a naturalized citizen.