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Jason B. Harrison, BA, Professional Genealogist

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Biography:

Jason has been engaged in personal and professional genealogical research for over a decade. He received his bachelor's degree in Family History from Brigham Young University in April of 2007. His specialties/interests include New England, Midwestern, Mountain states, and LDS research. Since April of 2007 he has been employed as a research consultant at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. As the recipient of the 2006 Mansfield Scholarship Award in Family History, Jason was privileged to intern at the prestigious New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston, Massachusetts. While a student at Brigham Young University he worked as a teaching assistant at the Center for Family History and Genealogy. He also worked for two years as a research assistant for a professor/accredited genealogist. When time permits, Jason enjoys pursuing his own ancestral lines and performing client research on the side.

Education

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

Credentials

  • Currently pursuing genealogical credentials from the Board for Certification of Genealogists® and the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists®

Professional Experience

  • Family History Libary, U.S./Canada Research Consultant, April 2007 - Present
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society, Internship, 2006
  • Center for Family History and Genealogy, Brigham Young University,Teaching Assistant, 2006

Awards

  • Recipient of Mansfield Scholarship Award in Family History, 2006

Conference Attendance

  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, 2010
  • ICAPGen, "Becoming an Excellent Genealogist," 2008
  • Brigham Young University, "Conference on Computerized Family History and Genealogy," 2007
  • Utah Genealogical Association Conference 2007
  • ICAPGen, "Becoming an Excellent Genealogist," 2007
  • ICAPGen, "Becoming an Excellent Genealogist," 2006

Genealogical, Historical, or Hereditary Society Memberships

  • National Genealogical Society
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society