Jensen, Andrew; New in New Dust Jacket, Greg Kofford Books, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT
; In the Preface to the first volume Jenson writes, “On the rolls of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are found the names of a host of men and women of worth—heroes and heroines of a higher type—who have been and are willing to sacrifice fortune and life for the sake of their religion. It is for the purpose of perpetuating the memory of these, and to place on record deeds worthy of imitation, that [this set] makes its appearance.”
Originally published between 1901 and 1936, and with over 5,000 biographical entries of “heroes and heroines” complete with more than 2,000 photographs, the LDS Biographical Encyclopedia is an essential reference for the study of early Church history. Nearly anyone with pioneer heritage will find exciting and interesting history about ancestors in these volumes.