I live in Mesa, Arizona and presently serve as a missionary at the Mesa Regional Family History Center (MRFHC) also known as the Mesa Large Multi-state Family History Center. I work with patrons and teach classes.
In 1979, I moved to Mesa from Scottsdale, Arizona. I have been employed as a trial attorney for the past 36 years but am now semi-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 28 years, with most of my research in the U.S. and Denmark. I am presently a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG).
I have been constantly involved in scanning family history documents, primarily from my family, for the past 15 years or so.
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:
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:
I have also been involved in a graphics design and website development company for the past 28 years. The business is now run primarily by my wife and brother and is called
Tanner Digital Graphics
- 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.
I have been involved with the Boy Scouts of America in some capacity or another for the past 25 years or so. I am currently Troop Committee Chairman for Troop 959 BSA and I also act as Eagle Scout Coordinator and manage Troop advancement.
James L. Tanner
3340 E. Fountain Street
Mesa, Arizona 85213