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.


November 12, 2016
10:00 am : How Experts Use Smart Technology to Jump-start Their Research

(All Levels) This class will help you prioritize your research time and efforts and help you set realistic research goals. Almost always, the time you have to spend in libraries and other repositories is limited. It is important to be adequately prepared before you arrive so that your time is spent effectively. Proper preparation includes carefully examining the status of your current research, careful use of "Smart Technology" and creating a list of things that need to be verified. Once you have a list of possible research objectives, you can then decide on an appropriate order for research.

2:00 pm : Experts See More Than a Census

(All Levels) Technical tips and research strategies used by Experts that will help you learn about the many clues found in census records. Use those clues to lead you to many other resources for researching your family history.