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James L. Tanner.JPG  James Tanner lives in Provo, Utah.

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Background[edit | edit source]

I live in Provo, Utah and presently serve as a missionary at the BYU Family History Library. I work with patrons and teach classes. I also serve on the Board of Directors of The Family History Guide.

In 1979, I moved to Mesa from Scottsdale, Arizona. I was employed as a trial attorney for 39 years but am now fully retired. From 1982 to approximately 1993, I owned and operated an Apple computer store in Mesa. I also was part owner of a Macintosh software development company.

I have been involved in genealogical research for approximately 38 years, with most of my research in the U.S., England, and Denmark.

I have been constantly involved in scanning family history documents, primarily from my family, for the past 20 years or so.

Current Projects[edit | edit source]

I am very much involved in writing, most of which is either work or Blog related. You can read my current Blog posts on the following websites:
Genealogy's Star
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad...

I have been involved in photography since I was about 10 years old. You can see a huge selection of my photographs in current posts and older posts on the following website:

Walking Arizona

PhotoArizona360

I was also been involved in a graphics design and website development company for over 30 years. The business is now run primarily by my wife and is called Bookmark Graphics.

My Education[edit | edit source]

  • B.A. Spanish, University of Utah
  • M.A. Linguistics, University of Utah
  • J.D. Law, Arizona State University

I have Arizona Community College Certificates in Spanish, Computer Information Systems and Law.

Other Involvement[edit | edit source]

I was involved with the Boy Scouts of America in some capacity or another for about 25 years or so.

Contact Information[edit | edit source]

James L. Tanner
1382 E. 2300 North, Provo, Utah 84604
E-mail genealogyarizona@gmail.com

Bibliography of Publications[edit | edit source]

  • Miller, Wick R., James L. Tanner, and Lawrence P. Foley. 1971. "A Lexicostatistic Study of Shoshoni Dialects". Anthropological Linguistics. 13, no. 4: 142-164. WorldCat 482259211
  • Miller, Wick R. A Lexicostatistic Study of Shoshoni Dialects. Languages and Cultures of Western North America. 1971. WorldCat 166143925
  • Graham, John K., and James L. Tanner. Curing Residential Real Estate Title Defects. Eau Claire, WI: National Business Institute, 2006. WorldCat 71837158
  • Lotardo, John T., Patricia A. Premeau, and James L. Tanner. How to Obtain Good Title in Arizona Real Estate Transactions. Eau Claire, WI: National Business Institute, 2006. WorldCat 68194548
  • Anderson, Robert G., Patricia A. Premeau, and James L. Tanner. Resolving Real Estate Title Defects. Eau Claire, Wis: National Business Institute, 2006. WorldCat 77524081
  • Graham, John K., and James L. Tanner. Recognizing and Curing Arizona Real Estate Title Problems. Eau Claire, WI: National Business Institute, 2005. WorldCat 61325582
  • Anderson, Robert G., Patricia A. Premeau, and James L. Tanner. Arizona Real Estate Title: Identifying Defects and Finding Solutions. Eau Claire, WI: National Business Institute, 2005. ((WorldCat|62880281}}
  • Jones, Mack T., and James L. Tanner. Premises Liability: Preparation and Trial of a Difficult Case in Arizona. Eau Clair, WI: NBI, Inc, 2002. WorldCat 56762901
  • Tanner, James L., The Guide to FamilySearch Online, Mesa, Arizona Bookmark Graphics, 2011.

In cooperation with FamilyHistoryExpos, Inc., I am co-author of a number of books for sale on the FamilyHistoryExpos.com website and through Amazon.com. Here is the list of books currently for sales including some where I am not a co-author. For more information all the books available go to the FamilyHistoryExpos.com Website.

  • Hansen, Holly T., Ruth E. Maness AG, Arlene H. Eakle PhD, and James L. Tanner.Scandinavian Research Guide: Sources and Strategies. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.
  • Hansen, Holly T., Arlene H. Eakle, and James L. Tanner. The Power of Marriage Documents: Research Guide. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.
  • Hansen, Holly T., James L. Tanner, and Arlene H. Eakle. US Land and Tax Records: Research Guide. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.
  • Hansen, Holly T., James L. Tanner, and Arlene H. Eakle Ph.D. The Ins and Outs of Probate for Genealogists: Research Guide. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.
  • Hansen, Holly T., Judith E. Wight, Arlene H. Eakle, and James L. Tanner. British Isles: Research Guide. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.
  • Hansen, Holly T., Ruth E. Maness, Arlene H. Eakle, James L. Tanner, Locating Ancestors in the Old Country. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.
  • Hansen, Holly T., Arlene H. Eakle, James L. Tanner, In-depth Census Research Guide, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.
  • Hansen, Holly T., Arlene H. Eakle, James L. Tanner, Beginning Military Research, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.
  • Hansen, Holly T., Arlene H. Eakle, James L. Tanner, Southern States Research Guide, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.
  • Hansen, Holly T., Arlene H. Eakle, James L. Tanner, New England: Research Guide, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.
  • Maness, Ruth E. and Holly T. Hansen, German and Scandinavian Research Guide, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.
  • Hansen, Holly T., Ruth E. Maness, Arlene H. Eakle, German Research Guide: Sources, Strategies & Methodology, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.
  • Hansen, Holly T., Arlene H. Eakle, James L. Tanner, Virginia Research Guide, Bypassing the Burned Counties, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.
  • Hansen, Holly T., Arlene H. Eakle, James L. Tanner, Recovering from Record Loss: A Research Guide, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016.
  • Hansen, Holly T., Arlene H. Eakle, James L. Tanner, Cemetery and Sexton Records: A Research Guide, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016.
  • Hansen, Holly T., Arlene H. Eakle, James L. Tanner, Vital Records: A Research Guide, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016.
  • Hansen, Holly T., Arlene H. Eakle, James L. Tanner, Learn to Use Court Records: A Research Guide, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016.
  • Hansen, Holly T., James L. Tanner and Kimberly A. Savage, Be a FamilySearch Expert, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016.