Genealogy from the perspective of a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon, LDS)

Disclosures and Disclaimers

There are several things that need to be disclosed and disclaimed when I write a blog post.

I am employed by Family History Expos to participate in webinars that are held online. I am paid for expenses and some time. Also, from time to time, I have been paid or employed by other entities for presentations and writing. I also serve as a volunteer Chairman of the Board of The Family History Guide Association, a nonprofit corporation. 

I practiced law as an attorney in Arizona for over 39 years. However, I am now fully retired. Anything I write in the blog is not intended as legal advice on any current case or controversy. I do not represent Family History Expos or any individual employed by them in any legal capacity. I presently have no clients left and will not undertake to represent any more clients in the future.

Any mention I make of products, services, websites or any other entity is fully my personal opinion and does not represent the opinion of any other entity, however, I may be teaming up with some providers of genealogical services to make special offers to my readers for which I may be compensated. From time to time I have been provided with free products to review, however, the reviews are my own opinions and not those of the product supplier.

I am not currently associated with FamilySearch or any of its subdivisions or entities other than in a purely voluntary basis. I am a Church Service Missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints currently serving at the Brigham Young University Family History Library. I volunteer to help patrons and teach classes on a weekly basis. I also volunteer for FamilySearch in a variety of other capacities.

I am currently writing and publishing books and other publications for profit. Those publications I write are published both on paper and electronically. From time to time, I may promote my own personal writings on this blog. I am also a professional photographer and links to my photography blogs are on this site.

I also drive a Prius and a Subaru Outback but I do not work for Toyota or Subaru in any capacity. I also had an old Chevy Truck, since sold, and I refuse to work for General Motors. But I certainly appreciate anyone who does.


  1. Brother Tanner,
    Could you shed some light on this the pink dialogue boxes that keep showing up on Family Tree and say Record Information is not available. Please try later.
    Thank you
    Jamie Andersen

    1. Yes, the Family Tree is still a work in progress, they are constantly updating and changing things in the program. Those notices are like the signs you see along the road about construction.

  2. Can you upload raw dna data from MyHeritage to Familysearch

    1. No, FamilySearch does not yet support DNA data.

  3. Can you upload raw dna data from MyHeritage to Familysearch.