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Larry-jensen.jpg Larry O. Jensen, AG, BS 

Manager of the Family History Research Consultation Services Unit in the Family History Department. This unit includes approximately 45 research consultants and their managers. They are made up of the following geographic areas: U.S./Canada, British, International and VIP. They provide genealogical expertise to various areas of the Department including Library Patron Service and Community Services.

Background

  • 1960 – 1962 = missionary in North German Mission
  • 1963 – 1964 = Student at Weber collage & BYU
  • 1964 – 1969 = Security clerk for the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 1970 – 1971 = Student at BYU (BS degree August 1971)
  • 1971 – 1982 = Family History Department
  •            1971 – 1972 = International cataloger
  •            1972 – 1973 = International Reference consultant
  •            1973 – 1982 = Supervisor of International Reference
  • 1982 – 1984 = Professional researcher
  • 1984 – 1995 = Co-editor of the periodical German Genealogical Digest
  • 1988 – Family History Department
  •            1988 – 1992 = Area Specialist over International areas
  •            1992 – 1996 = Extraction Specialist over International areas
  •            1996 – 2005 = International Reference consultant
  •            2005 – 2007 = Manager of International Reference
  •            2007 – 2008 = Interim Director of Family History Library
  •            2008 – 2010 = Manager of Research Consultation Services

Education

  • Bachelor of Science 1971 Brigham Young University

Credentials

  • ICAPGen – German Accreditation
  • ICAPGen – Swiss Accreditation

Experience

Lectures

  • Brigham Young University and Brigham Young University Salt Lake Center, History 409 Germanic Family History & 422  – Germanic Sources (1975-2010)
  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy – coordinator for the German track
  • Genealogical Conferences & Workshops – Over 300 lectures given 1970’s – 2010, (lectures presented in 32 states and 3 Canadian provinces).

Published

A Genealogical Handbook of German Research. Utah: 1980. Rev. ed.
Maps of the German Empire of 1871. Pleasant Grove: Jensen Publication, 1987.
German Genealogical Digest articles:

  • Handwriting. Vol. 1, pp. 19-21
  • Schlesien Historical Events from the Middle Ages to 1900. Vol. 1, pp. 87-91.
  • Schlesien Family Name Changes. Vol. 1, pp. 91-93.
  • The use of Portraits and Photographs in Genealogical Research. Vol. 1, pp. 103-105.
  • Schlesien Records in Printed Sources. Vol. 1, pp. 168-173, 235-239.
  • German Occupations. Vol. 1, pp. 178-180.
  • Use of Latin in German Records. Vol. 1, pp. 244-245.
  • German Emigration, Immigration & Migration. Vol. 2, pp. 3-9.
  • Pommern Immigration and Emigration. Vol. 2, pp.15-17.
  • Tracing Ancestral Movements in Germany. Vol. 2, pp. 18-19.
  • German Emigration Sources in the Salt Lake Genealogical Library. Vol. 2, pp.20-24.
  • Research in the German Democratic Republic (DDR). Vol. 2, pp. 62-67.
  • Research through Correspondence & the Process of Verification. Vol. 2, pp. 73-75.
  • Pommern Records in Printed Sources. Vol. 2, pp. 114-123, 190-198.
  • The Waldensians in Germanic Areas. Vol. 2, pp. 134-137.
  • Huguenots in Germanic Areas. Vol. 2, pp. 198-201.
  • Rheinland, A Land of Change. Vol. 3, pp. 2-6.
  • The Importance of Maps in German Research. Vol. 3, pp. 9-10.
  • Using Maps to Locate Places of Origin. Vol. 3, pp. 11-12.
  • Variations and Uses of Calendars. Vol. 3, pp. 72-73.
  • Rheinland Records in Printed Sources. Vol. 3, pp. 114-117, 173-176.
  • Testament Records and their use in German Research. Vol. 3, pp. 118-121.
  • German Newspapers. Vol. 3, pp. 188-191.
  • The World of Germanic Names. Vol. 4, pp. 2-7, 62-66.
  • German Surnames and Surname Etymology Books. Vol. 4, pp. 7-9.
  • Basic Principles in Resolving Naming Practice Problems. Vol. 4, pp. 17-19.
  • Factors Influencing the Establishment of Surnames and Given Names. Vol. 4, pp. 106-109.
  • Schleswig-Holstein Records in Printed Sources. Vol. 4, pp. 141.
  • Locality Names in German Research. Vol. 4, pp. 145-148.
  • Germany’s Legal Court System. Vol. 5, pp. 2-7.
  • Legal Terms used in German Court Records. Vol. 5, pp. 7-14.
  • A Short History of Bayern (Bavaria). Vol. 5, pp. 42-46.
  • Compiled Archive Inventories. Vol. 5, pp. 56-60.
  • Using the Die Quellenschau fuer Familienforscher. Vol. 5, pp. 142-148, 135-139.
  • A Short History of the Mennonites. Vol. 6, pp. 2-8.
  • Bavarian Records in Printed Sources. Vol. 6, pp. 18-22, 53-55, 99-104, Vol. 7, pp. 15-19.
  • German Census and Other Population Records. Vol. 6, pp. 23-24.
  • History of the Palatinate (Pfalz). Vol. 6, pp. 42-45.
  • German Resident Records. Vol. 6, pp. 60-63.
  • Using the Familiengeschichtliche Quellen. Vol. 6, pp. 140-144.
  • German Biographies. Vol. 7, pp. 10-15.
  • Dorfsippenbuecher and Ortssippenbuecher. Vol. 7, pp. 43-49.
  • Tracing Germans in Southeast Europe. Vol. 7, pp. 84-91.
  • Mecklenburg Records in Printed Sources. Vol. 7, pp. 131-137.
  • Sources Helpful in Establishing Places of Origin of emigrants to Southeast Europe. Vol. 8, pp. 16-17, 36.
  • Salzburger Emigration. Vol. 8, pp. 18-21.
  • History of Wuerttemberg. Vol. 8, pp. 38-43.
  • The Beginning of Vaccination for Smallpox in Schleswig-Holstein. Vol. 8, pp. 44-49.
  • Pfalz Records in Printed Sources. Vol. 8, pp. 50-54, 90-95, 126-130, Vol. 9, pp. 20-22.
  • Advanced German Reference and Research Tools. Vol. 8, pp. 100-102.
  • Leichenpredigten (Funeral Sermons). Vol. 8, pp. 119-124.
  • Overview to German Research Problems and Procedures. Vol. 8, pp. 131-135.
  • Using the Meyers Gazetteer to Determine Localities. Vol. 8, pp. 12-16.
  • Wuerttemberg Records in Printed Sources. Vol. 9, pp. 63-65, 86-91, 125-129.
  • The Hessen Areas of Germany. Vol. 9, pp. 74-85.
  • Were Your Ancestors Dutch or Deutsch? Vol. 9, pp. 94-98.
  • History of the Province of Brandenburg. Vol. 10, pp. 2-.
  • Use of Migration Patterns and Other Sources in Determining Places of Origin. Vol. 13, pp. 38-47.
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