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.


May 19, 2015
8:00 am : Learn More... Using Catalogs, Wikis, and Search Engines

(All Levels) Learn how to locate and understand what the records contain, where they are, and how to glean the most evidence from them. Basic layout of the Wiki is a model of how records are organized. Companion locater tools such as World Cat, Archive.org, and more will be discussed.

5:30 pm : Searching the FamilySearch.org Historical Records Collections: Digital Images and Microfilm

(All Levels) Technical Tips and Research Strategies. Learn why it is important to go to the end of the film even if it has been digitized.

May 21, 2015
8:00 am : Internet Sites and Programs I Use Every Day

(All Levels) Modern genealogical research is computer intensive. Come and learn about websites, some of which are not usually considered to be genealogy websites, that are essential to make progress in searching and understanding the huge numbers of genealogical resources now online.

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

(All Levels) This class is a live Internet activity. We will discuss the specific event topic while using MyHeritage, Ancestry, and FamilySearch. Questions asked during the presentation point the direction of the discussion. This class always brings up new details each time it is offered.