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.


January 06, 2015
5:30 pm : Learn More... U.S. Sources that Lead to Scandinavia

(All Levels) Using the FHLC and Research Wiki we will learn the basic layout of how records are organized by jurisdiction so locating them is possible. The order in which we search basic sources for successfully locating correct and truthful genealogies will be discussed in this session.

January 08, 2015
8:00 am : Searching on the Internet: String Search, Catalog Search, & Wiki Search

(All Levels) Learn the three main search protocols and how they return results. Each protocol uses different criteria for returning hits. You want to know how they work to get the best results for your searches.

5:30 pm : Letting MyHeritage.com, Ancestry.com, & FamilySearch's Family Tree offer Research Assistance for Scandinavian Ancestors

(All Levels) Learn how record matching can assist in finding documents to prove family relationships and increase your genealogical success.