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Jason B. Harrison[edit | edit source]

Biography:[edit | edit source]

Jason Harrison

Jason Harrison, CG, has been engaged in personal and professional genealogical research for 20 years. He is a Research Specialist at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is currently employed as manager of the VIP Hosting and Research Services team and the United States and Canada Research Specialists. Prior to his current assignment, Jason was a member of the United States & Canada Research team. Jason received his B.A. in Family History from Brigham Young University, is a Certified Genealogist, a former intern at the New England Historic Genealogical Society (Boston, Massachusetts), and a National Genealogical Society conference lecturer. His research specialties and interests include New England and Mountain states research. He enjoys researching early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When time permits, Jason enjoys researching and documenting his own ancestral lines. He loves to spend time with his family and enjoys photography and being in the outdoors camping, hiking, and fishing.

For additional biographical information see:

  • Elissa Scalise Powell, "Spotlight: Jason B. Harrison, CG," OnBoard 17 (September 2011): 24.

Genealogy Credentials[edit | edit source]

  • Certified Genealogist (CG), Board for the Certification of Genealogy, 2010

Education[edit | edit source]

  • BS, Brigham Young University, April 2007, Provo, Utah
  • AS, Weber State University, 2004, Ogden, Utah

Professional Experience[edit | edit source]

  • Family History Library, Manager - U.S. & Canada Research Specialists, May 2020 - Present
  • Family History Library, Manager - VIP Hosting and Research Services, August 2018 - Present
  • Family History Library, Specialist - VIP Hosting and Research Services, May 2016 - August 2018
  • Family History Library, Manager - U.S. & Canada Patron Services, July 2013 - May 2016
  • Family History Library, Specialist - U.S. & Canada Research Specialist, April 2007 - July 2013
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society (Boston, Massachusetts), Internship, 2006
  • Center for Family History and Genealogy, Brigham Young University,Teaching Assistant, 2006

Awards[edit | edit source]

  • Best Undergraduate Paper in Utah History, 2007
  • Recipient of Mansfield Scholarship Award in Family History, 2006

Lecturer and Presenter at the following locations:[edit | edit source]

  • National Genealogical Society, "Virginia: The First Frontier," May 2014
  • National Genealogical Society, "Building New Bridges," May 2013
  • Utah Genealogical Association, "Climbing Your Family Tree," September 2012
  • Utah Genealogical Association - Virtual Chapter Meeting, September 2012
  • South Davis Family History Fair, March 2012
  • Family History Fair, Tooele, Utah, November 2011
  • Saturday Seminar, Riverton FamilySearch Library, September 2011
  • Utah Genealogical Association, "Our Family ~ Our Heritage," 2011
  • Brigham Young University, Conference on Family History & Genealogy, 2011
  • Saturday Seminar, Riverton FamilySearch Library, April 2011
  • Family History Expo: Mesa, Arizona, 2011
  • ICAPGen®, "Becoming an Excellent Genealogist," 2010
  • Saturday Seminar, Riverton FamilySearch Library, October 2010
  • Family History Expo: Denver, Colorado, 2010

Presentations[edit | edit source]

  • An Overview of New England Research
  • California Great Registers
  • City Directories: More than Names and Addresses
  • FamilySearch Family History Library Orientation
  • How the FamilySearch Wiki Can Help You Help Researchers
  • Mark Twain's Death Solves Family Mystery: The Value of U.S. Newspaper Research
  • Microfilms and the FHC: A Measure of Growing Success
  • New England Town & Vital Records
  • Some People Really Need to Get a Clue! Document Analyzation and Evaluation
  • The Bred, the Wed, and the Dead: U.S. Vital Records Overview
  • The Family History Library: Its Past, Present, and Future
  • The Tired, the Poor, the Huddled Masses, and the Wretched Refuse: U.S. Immigration from 1820-1954
  • U.S. Census Techniques and Strategies for Finding Elusive Ancestors

Conference Attendance[edit | edit source]

  • Genetic Genealogy Training with Angie Bush and Diahan Southard, 29 June-2 July 2020
  • Come Home to New England, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, August 2019
  • RootsTech, 2019
  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, The Family History Law Library, 2019
  • RootsTech, 2018
  • RootsTech, 2017
  • RootsTech, 2016
  • RootsTech, 2015
  • National Genealogical Society, "Virginia: The First Frontier," 2014
  • RootsTech, 2014
  • National Genealogical Society, "Building New Bridges," 2013
  • National Institute of Genealogical Research, Washington, D.C., 2012
  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Advance New England Research, 2012
  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, New England and New York, 2011
  • ICAPGen®, "Becoming an Excellent Genealogist," 2010
  • National Genealogical Society, "Follow Your Ancestral Trail," 2010
  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, U.S. Military Records, 2010
  • Advanced Genealogical Methods Course, 2009
  • ICAPGen®, "Becoming an Excellent Genealogist," 2008
  • Brigham Young University, "Conference on Computerized Family History and Genealogy," 2007
  • Utah Genealogical Association, Annual Conference, 2007
  • ICAPGen®, "Becoming an Excellent Genealogist," 2007
  • ICAPGen®, "Becoming an Excellent Genealogist," 2006

Webinars[edit | edit source]

Blog Articles[edit | edit source]

Genealogical, Historical, or Hereditary Society Memberships[edit | edit source]

Service[edit | edit source]