About me

I am a professional historian with an academic background. I have many years of experience in Public Record Offices, local, private, and church archives in Germany and Austria. For years I have been working in the field of family history. The published literature shows that I am not only familiar with genealogical research but as well with other subjects during Early Modern German History (16th to 19th century).

 

Volker Jarren

Volker Jarren, born 1957, Studies in German History, Political Science and Sociology in Münster; student and scientific assistant at the "Historisches Seminar der Universität Münster" (1984-1991); PhD in Münster (1991); freelance collaborator at the "Freilichtmuseum Detmold (1991/92); scientific collaborator at the "Zentrum für Niederlande-Studien der Universität Münster" (1993-1996); since then working as freelance historian and publicist.

Comments of my clients:

 

I had been researching my Family Tree for over 10 years and always ran into a brick wall beyond 1840. Then I came across Volker Jarren's name in a Family Tree magazine. I emailed him and received an immediate response. We discussed a plan and costs. I sent him what information I had and he felt he could find more answers in Berlin archives. He was able to go back 2 more generations to the 1770's. I feel Volker is trustworthy, professional and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone searching for lost relatives.
M. Beneke, U.S.A., November 16, 2016

 

Dear Dr. Jarren, I want to thank you for the excellent research you have done on my father's side of my family. Since my grandparents and my father immigrated from Germany to the United States in the 1920's, the majority of my genealogy could not have been found without your help. Your timely responses to my e-mails, the clear information on prices, and the professional research results have made me a very satisfied customer. If I decided on finding further results, I will be in touch with you. Thank you for everything.
Ellene Stammler, U.S.A., October 3, 2016

 

Dear Dr. Jarren, Charles and I are most appreciative of the work that you have done for us. For many years now, I have been researching our family trees. Fortunately for me, a number of my ancestors emigrated from parts of Germany where records have been microfilmed. However, tracking Charles' family has been more difficult, and after visiting your web site, we decided it was time to get professional help. From our very first e-mail to you, we were impressed with your professionalism. You quickly replied and helped us to narrow down our focus to a reasonable and cost effective approach. You then gave us an estimate for the research based on this focus and the copies of documents that we sent. The estimate that you gave us along with your research approach was detailed, and gave us confidence that you would thoroughly research every available resource and give us a comprehensive report on what you found. This you did. And, we especially appreciate the CD of documents that you sent. As we look at those records completely written in old German script, we truly appreciate the time and effort that you spent on researching the Doerge family. We now know so much more about my husband's Doerge family. Thank you so much for giving my husband and our children their legacy. In the future, as we continue researching my husband's family, we will certainly be asking you to do more research for us.
Sincerely, Linda and Charles Doerge, U.S.A., May 3, 2016

 

Dear Dr. Volker Jarren, I highly recommend Dr. Jarren Volker. I would like to thank Dr. Volker Jarren for all the research done for me and the Fryberger family. Your research with the archives in Switzerland on the family was easy for me to understand. If I want more research done I would return to Dr. Volker Jarren. Thank you for a job well done. Jean Fryberger, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., February 21, 2016

 

Dr. Jarren, Thank you for your German genealogical services on my past and recent research projects. Your expertise in reading old German script is outstanding. It is also greatly enhanced by your additional explanations about the historic and cultural context of the terms in the documents and the meaning of certain words in the text. I would highly recommend your services.
Joan Schacht, St. Louis Missouri; U.S.A., February 17, 2016

 

I found Dr. Jarren's ad in Family Tree Magazine. After looking at his web site, I started communications by email. My mother and grandmother immigrated from Germany but they never talked about Germany. My input to the research project was limited to information I found in US citizenship documents and obituaries. Dr. Jarren responded to emails quickly and provided excellent guidance on how to proceed with the research. His research results far exceeded my expectations. He traced my maternal grandfather's line (Kurz) to 1677 in Steinach. I would highly recommend Dr. Jarren.
Kurt Rife, New Market, IA, U.S.A., December 22, 2015

 

Dear Volker, I would like to thank you for wonderful research you did on my behalf. I now have the missing information on the Glück family from Konradsreuth. I would never have been able to get this information myself. Not only would I have to travel from California to Germany, I don't read or speak German. I was amazed at how much information you were able to acquire in just one day at the Archives. The report and family tree you provided was concise and easy to read. Your expertise in genealogical research and familiarity with the Archives is an asset to anyone requiring research of their German roots. nThank you again for a job well done!
Sandy Schaffner California, U.S.A., August 16, 2015

 

I started this journey after spending a few years trying to search for my German ancestors on my own. Needless to say, my Search wasn't very successful. I quite by accident found Dr. Volker Jarren's name in a magazine on ancestry. I so wanted to reach out to him but so fearful of what results he would give me. By that I mean I didn't want to be taken advantage of and find myself with no new information and being asked for more and more money to continue or complete the project. I was more than amazed when Dr. Jarren returned my e-mail so quickly and a plan was put together. Still being the pessimist I held my breath as he started out. Much to my surprise he contacted me after his first day and gave me an overview of his findings. We discussed what to do with what we knew and I so appreciated his valuable input as to what would give me the most for my money. I am now enjoying the copies of birth, marriage, and death records. I'm considering a search on other family ancestors and the most difficult decision with my last search will now be the easiest. Dr Volker Jarren will no doubt be at the helm!! Thanks for the awesome gift I'll be able to give myself and more importantly, my parents!!
Becky Vasey, Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A., August 11, 2015

 

Dr. Jarren, The report is excellent! Thank you! The explanation of the Heuerling system along with the economic and social changes of that era helps put things into perspective. I was not able to gain this perspective on my own previously. The photos of the Heuerling House Rohe and the churches were excellent! I am very pleased with your report.
Steve Rohe, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., April 3, 2015

 

Dr. Jarren came recommended by someone I had hired to translated a few old family documents and photos. After looking over Dr. Jarren's web site, and the high recommendation that was given, we began communications with Dr. Jarren. As promised on the web site, he reviews your case and gives you a very clear and precise estimate of cost. He was up front about the extra charges if you are wanting copies of birth, death, etc. records. There were no hidden fees or costs. Our family had only a baptismal record and a few old photos, with first names on them, to go on, and he was able to locate relatives back to the 1600's. That is not the extent of his research. He was able to include births, deaths, marriage dates and places, but not only that, he was able to find some addresses of residences and what type of labor they made a living at. During this process, he was in regular communication with us to give us updates, clarify any questions, or concerns. His research has far exceeded our expectations. His work was very through, and the report was easy to follow. The entire process was done in a timely manner, and the initial report was sent quickly, via email. We highly recommend his services.
Marcie Hassen, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A., March 1, 2015

 

Dr. Jarren, Thank you so much for your timely, professional assistance in helping us to learn more about the immediate family of my grandfather Georg August Zwick who was born in Burgheim bei Lahr, Germany, in 1863. We sent you an email last November with a combination of family oral history along with some genealogical research we had attempted ourselves. We soon understood that we needed the help of a professional. Your responses were prompt, and your research at the Karlsruhe Archive was thorough. We are delighted that we had this opportunity to work with you and now believe we have a much better sense of my grandfather's family before he emigrated to the United States before 1900 and settled in New York, then Connecticut. Sincerely,
Charles J. Zwick, Coral Gables, Florida, U:S.A:, January 27, 2015

 

In quick order, Dr. Jarren has provided many missing links in my German family tree. Dr. Jarren is very attentive, responsive, and is able to accurately scope the work and determine the cost. I have been delighted with his work so far and look forward to continuing the work of discovery with his expert guidance.
R. Adler, Gurnee, IL U.S.A., January 21, 2015

 

Dr. Jarren has exceeded my expectations regarding the long lost history of my German ancestors. I had attempted for 19 years to discover the family origins past my great-grandfather who immigrated to the U.S. He was able to link rapidly back 5 generations despite the fact that I had given him some incorrect information on my great grandfather's point of origin in Germany as well possessing a very common last name. I also appreciate that he is very precise with respect to costs and absolutely met the schedule he committed to. To my amazement, when he provided the pedigree, he also included a history lesson on the cultures of that period Germany, so that I might better understand the environment they lived and worked in. To that end, I now know them far past simply the birth and death dates on a family tree. I shall always be grateful and without hesitation recommend his most professional services.
Saundra Cope, Everett, Washington, U.S.A., January 25, 2014

 

I couldn't be happier with the professional research results. I contacted you be e-mail, and had no ideal of the villages names the Steck's & Ernst's were from. In a very short time you had found the villages, and let me know research was possible. Every step of the process was easy & very thorough. German research is difficult & very time consuming on your own. So to anyone worried about hiring you, I can say, they have absolutely nothing to worry about. And will be very rewarded with your efforts. Your research has meet a great deal to me & my family. I plan on more early this coming year. So thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Peggy Kilpatrick Galesburg, Illinois, U.S.A., December 11, 2013

 

I highly recommend Dr. Volker Jarren as a professional genealogical researcher. I started researching my family history in Germany and in a short time realized I needed the help of a professional. Even though I was researching an uncommon name (Borzel) I was having a hard time with the language and how archives are stored. I also had a hard time narrowing down a workable search. I found Dr. Volker Jarren online and decided to hire him because he also had a history background which was important to me. He has exceeded my expectations. He is very friendly, professional and prompt. He was able to help me narrow down a good research plan and then proceeded with the research in an affordable manner. Areas that could be researched by microfilm were done at home or near his home but he goes beyond by travelling to the small town church archives and cemeteries, searching the books, taking photos of entries (my favourite part) and houses that were inhabited by ancestors, the churches they attended, cemeteries and surrounding area. He also hired the necessary archivists when it made better use of time for them to provide the information. He was able to take my paternal line back to 1675 in Bavaria, Germany. His thorough reports, lineages, photos and documents were sent both through email and regular mail. I now have comprehensive documentation on my family with many options to continue with my maternal lineage. His information was presented at a family reunion in July of 2013 and my family is very excited and grateful for all his help.
Ellen Gaboury Paradise Hill, Saskatchewan, Canada, October 1, 2013

 

Good morning Dr. Jarren, Your research information is fantastic for my genealogical records! You provided documented historical information on two more generations of names on my Sandmann family name in Germany in the 1600 - 1700's. I especially like the way you organized and listed the order of the names and related dates. The footnotes contribute to the research and are helpful for my work. It will take time to add it to my genealogical records. I look forward to seeing the record copies of the email information you sent. Perhaps there is further work to be pursued. Thanks for the great work. I am very satisfied with your research services.
Best Regards, Harold Sentman
H. Sentman, Missouri, U.S.A., August 19, 2013

 

 

I found out about Dr. Jarren through Family Tree Magazine and consider myself fortunate to have contacted him for research on my maternal ancestors in Austria and Germany. His research resulted in tracing my ancestry back to the 1600s. His impressive historical knowledge was invaluable in gaining some understanding of my ancestor's lives before they left for the United States. All questions that I asked Dr. Jarren were answered promptly. I would highly recommend Dr. Jarren to anyone who is thinking about their family research in Germany or Austria.
Cyril J Ernest, Lexington, KY, U.S.A., May 13, 2013

 

I highly recommend Dr. Jarren to anyone interested in pursuing research on their German ancestors. The entire process, from initial contact, to the final report of the results, was very smooth. The amount of information that Dr. Jarren was able to gather on my ancestors in a brief amount of time is incredible! Dr. Jarren made the process very easy, quickly responding to any questions and keeping me completely informed on a regular basis during the entire project. Dr. Jarren proved to be quite a cost effective resource for obtaining information on my German ancestors. The results, which were highly detailed and well documented, were much more than I was hoping for. I am quite comfortable in recommending Dr. Jarren to anyone interested in researching their German ancestors.
Rob Pillmeier, MD, U.S.A., April 6, 2013.

 

Hello Dr. Jarren,
This is awesome work, Dr. Jarren! I can't thank you enough for the work so far. It's thorough, extensive and much more than I had hoped to gather. I really appreciate how quick and responsive you are to all my questions. I had been hesitant about hiring someone halfway around the world, but you've made this experience most enjoyable and worthwhile. I look forward to working with you to fill in many gaps in the family trees for both me and my wife.
Don Bowman, Landenberg, PA, U.S.A., March 12, 2013.

 

Dr. Jarren, I am very satisfied with your work. You gave me the information that I requested in a form that can be used to extend my family line in the greater Waldkirch area.
Thomas F. Stander, Ohio, U.S.A., March 12, 2013.

 

My first contact with Dr. Jarren was by email. I shared my purpose for contacting him and asked for assistance in finding information on my paternal side of the Maurer family in Germany. I shared my American search information on my great, great grandfather who came to America in 1846. He graciously used this information to do some initial inquiries about whether a search would be successful. His inquiries indicated that he could find information about my ancestors. I truly appreciated this up-front approach to searching for my ancestors. All subsequent communications with Dr. Jarren were conducted by email. His promptness in answering these emails garnered my confidence in his abilities. His second email to me inquired about my objectives for this search. What did I want to get from his search? As we discussed back and forth, my objectives were narrowed down so a successful search could be implemented. We agreed that he would conduct the search and discussed the monetary cost of such research. He outlined what expenses would be incurred for a three day search and what subsequent expenses would be incurred in the writing of the report. I appreciated this transparency in our business transactions. After business affairs were taken care of, he indicated when he would undertake the search and indicated what his search strategy would be. We remained in contact during the actual search. He kept me appraised of his progress and provided me options ( continue, discontinue, or change the focus of the search ) based on what he was finding. I really appreciated his candid appraisal of how well his search was progressing. I was truly amazed at the depth and breadth of information he presented to me in his report. It included a family tree, birth, marriage, and death information on each ancestor and documentation of where this information came from; whether civic or church records in Germany. In fact, I was stunned with this meticulous documentation of his findings. I could not believe that he had collected all this information in just three days. I can honestly attest that I did indeed receive full value from my monetary investment. Dr. Jarren is certainly an outstanding German genealogist and research. I would have no qualms in engaging him again and would recommend his services to others searching for German ancestors.
Steve Maurer, West Des Moines, Iowa, U.S,A,, January 5, 2013

 

Dr. Jarren , Thank you very much for all of your hard work . It is greatly appreciated as I enjoy finding out more about my German relatives.
R. Stearns, Florida, U.S.A., June 3, 2012.

 

Dr. Jarren,
I am still going over the pedigree chart you sent me, and I can really appreciate the time and effort that you spent researching my "Fieseler" line. Your work was meticulous, and your references and accompanying explanations were very enlightening. I am totally satisfied with your results.
G. Fieseher, Collegeville, PA, U.S.A., May 27, 2012.

 

Dear Dr. Jarren,
I can't be more pleased with the research you did on my ancestors, the Luther family of Möhra. Starting with my great grandfather, you made the generations flow into each other and the names became real people. I love the fact that my great great grandfather was a "singer in the church chorus" and how women were called "virgins" at their first marriage. It's obvious that you are not only a first rate historian and researcher, but a man who truly wants to help people find "their people." Your work is so well documented and clear. Thank you. I highly recommend you to others who like me, want to know about where they came from! Sincerely,
Janice Brazil, Texas, U.S:A., May 13, 2012.

 

Dr. Jarren:
Thank you for the very timely report. I very much appreciate the detail of the report about my ancestor family. You confirmed some the items which I had, corrected some of my information, and then added quite a lot to our knowledge of this family with new information. You found records which added two generations to the one side of the family and you clarified for us the details and correct name of our direct ancestor. I am totally satisfied with the report and look forward to receiving in the mail the copies of the records.
Jim Lee, Decatur, Georgia U.S.A., April 29, 2012.

 

Dear Volker, Thank you for your outstanding genealogical research on my behalf. You are truly the most respectful professional I have ever dealt with. I appreciate your immediate responses to my e-mails as well as your patience with my developing requests. Above all I value your honesty. Your fee quotes were concise and accurate, your research guidance proved spot-on. I look forward to continued success on our next project!
Alan Koshak, Harrisonville, MO, U.S.A., April 17, 2012

 

Dr. Jarren is an extraordinary genealogist and fulfilled all my expectations in his research. The report I received on the Kleopfer family included many facts that I did not expect and included photos of the documents. Some of them were very hard to read and he did a masterful job in interpreting them. He was also very responsive to my questions and interests and I have learned many new facts about Germany. I did not know that there were such wonderful church records in Germany even listing the occupations of the people listed. It is all an immense treasure of information that my family will enjoy for generations. I highly recommend Dr. Jarren to anyone interested in German genealogy.
Charla Kleopfer Columbia, Missouri, U.S.A., April 15, 2012.

 

Dr. Jarren was very helpful, thorough and most importantly, organized. Even when I felt disorganized or unsure, he graciously kept things on track and on schedule. He was able to provide detailed information that we would never have been able to find on our own, and he did it very quickly. We look forward to having him show us around the area on an upcoming trip - and we would highly recommend him to other Americans looking for details on their German ancestry.
Melanie Suggs, Georgia, U.S.A., February 22, 2012.

 

Dear Volker: I wanted to let you know how thrilled I am with your report of the results you were able to obtain during your four day trip to Berlin!! It was unfortunate that the two male lines only resulted in a couple of generations; however, the female lines you were able to track back to the beginning of 1700, a whole four more generations! I can't wait to add your research to my family history (giving you total credit in my sources, of course)!! Also the concise report although nearly eight pages long is very easy to follow. Yes, I am very satisfied with the information you were able to gather in such a short time frame!! Thank you so very much!! I am, as I said, just thrilled with the results!!
Linda J. Hauley, Ontario, Canada, November 25, 2011

 

Dear Dr. Jarren, Thank you for this report. It is well done and I am impressed as with your previous work for me! You are very quick, very professional and a reliable resource for us who crave historical and genealogical knowledge. Thank you again!
Eric Uhden, Maryland, U.S.A., October 18,2011

 

Dear Volker, Thank you for your wonderful report on the ancestors of my Great Great Grandfather, Georg Friedrich Baumbach. You found more information than I could ever have expected. Your added descriptions of the information which can be inferred from the pure data give additional "life" to the chain of people who preceded me. Your well organized documents and the careful documentation of your sources give the highest possible value to the information and are a fine example of your creditability in the field of genealogy research. I certainly expect to call upon you again for additional work.
Patty and Barney Deden, Nebraska, U.S.A., October 1, 2011

 

To Anyone Interested in Their Family Ancestors in Germany, I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Volker Jarren for research of any of your ancestors who were born and lived in Germany. My cousin and I were interested in genealogical research regarding our third great grandparents. Dr. Jarren found wonderful records going clear back to our 5th great grandparents and also did research regarding the village where they had lived. We gave him what limited information we had and had limited expectations to find anything at all. Dr. Jarren astonished us with a highly detailed report on our family history. He knew which archive would have the most complete information, and he provided recommendations on how his time could be used most efficiently. Dr. Jarren conducted thorough research and was able to interpret old, handwritten documents in a script that few people can read today. He provided us a complete report on our family history in fluent English, and also provided us copies of some of the original archived documents, especially ones we had requested. Dr. Jarren is a fantastic and valuable resource in researching your family history.
Loretta Taylor of Boise, Idaho, U.S.A., September 17, 2011

 

Dr. Volker Jarren recently completed a search for my German ancestors in the Stuttgart area. He provided a quotation of the project cost in advance and did not start the search until I agreed with the scope and the cost of the proposed project. He responded quickly to my e-mails and was very responsive to my requests. Dr. Jarren provided excellent suggestions for researching archives that I was unaware of and his research was completed quickly and for the agreed upon cost. Dr. Jarren has an excellent command of the English language and we had no problem communicating. He applied no undue pressure to do anything that I didn't feel important. I was very satisfied with the results of his research and I would definitely use his expertise again.
Chester Stanley Wauconda, Illinois, U.S.A., August 22, 2011

 

Dear Dr. Jarren, Please add my name to your impressive list of VERY satisfied clients and please feel free to use my name as a reference for genealogy research. After the research that you have done on my behalf, I consider you to be a very competent and trustworthy researcher. I was interested in trying to find information on my great-great-great grandfather and his parents and siblings and you found everything I asked for, plus you even found information clear back to my 5th great grandfather. I am so grateful for all the wonderful information you found on my behalf. I was amazed at how much you were able to find when you only had a name, the place and approximate year of birth. The work you have done has exceeded my expectations and I am thrilled with your services. I strongly recommend to anyone searching for their German family history to use the services of Dr. Volker Jarren. He is an invaluable resource in researching one's family history. I would classify Dr. Jarren as a master genealogist who is very professional in every sense of the word. I especially appreciated his almost immediate response to all my emails pertaining to questions I had. His fees are very reasonable. I am hoping to work with him again very soon on more of my German family history. Dr. Jarren is the only individual I would consider for conducting that research.
Loretta Taylor, Boise, Idaho U.S.A., June 12, 2011

 

Dr. Volker Jarren is a master genealogist and a renowned historian who has provided me with a wealth of information on my German ancestry. Without his help, this work would have been an impossible mission. Very little was known of my great grandfather's family history before he immigrated to America from Germany. He died at an early age, leaving behind a wife and three small children. His widow, remarried within a year and the link to my great grandfather's place of birth and family tree was lost with time. Through Dr. Jarren's in-depth research into the archives of church and public records in Osnabrueck, he was able to pinpoint the birth village of my great grandfather and trace the paternal and maternal lineage back to 1662. His highly detailed report was very organized and most comprehensive with reference citations on his archive findings. He also provided a background of local German history and culture existing at that time. Dr. Jarren took pictures of the village Glandorf, the old home where my forefathers lived, so long ago and the ancient church where many of my ancestors were baptized and married. I highly recommend Dr. Jarren's professional services for anyone searching for their German roots. My gratitude is beyond words.
A. O'Neill, Charleston, S.C. U.S.A., May 10, 2011

 

Dear Dr. Jarren, I am very excited to see the progress that you were able to make on the Göttmann family, taking the main paternal line as far as possible. This information far exceeds my previous expectations and I could not be more pleased with your findings and your expert commentary.
Henry Patton Covington, GA USA, March 27,2011

 

Dear Dr. Volker Jarren,
Some days ago I received your results from the research you did on my father's family in the Stadthagen area of Germany. A few years ago my sister and I spent 10 days in the area and were unable to find much information, due to both language and opening hours of different places we hoped to find information. Although we enjoyed our time in the area I now feel that we should have used your services before making the trip. I am amazed at the information you found in only three days. I know it will take me that long to digest all that you sent. Also your report was very thorough, you included basic information that a Canadian would not understand about the systems and life of the times you were researching. I would highly recommend your services to anyone wanting to find their roots in Germany. Thank you.
Mhairi Patterson (nee Hasse) Canada, February 21, 2011

 

Dear Dr. Jarren,
I strongly recommend Dr. Volker Jarren for your family history research. Our family was interested in genealogical research going back to the 16th century, and we had limited expectations to find anything at all. Dr. Jarren astonished us with a highly detailed report on our family history over four centuries. He knew which archive would have the most complete information, and he provided recommendations on how his time could be used most efficiently. Dr. Jarren conducted thorough research and was able to interpret old, handwritten documents in a script that few people can read today. He provided us a complete report on our family history in fluent English, and also provided us copies of the original archived documents. Dr. Jarren is an invaluable resource in researching your family history.
Paul Donsbach, Pasadena, California, USA, February 3, 2011

 

Recommendations before 2011

 
   

Some examples of recent publications:

 

Jarren, Volker: Die Sopranistin Auguste Brenken (1834-1908), in: Soester Zeitschrift 125 (2013), S. 211-221.

Jarren, Volker und Rascher, Sylvester B.: Jacob Klauten (Oedt) und Jacob Cloete (Südafrika). Zwei Namen, aber eine Biographie? In: Heimtatbuch Kreis Viersen (62) 2011, S. 63-72.

Jarren, Volker: The 'Status Animarum' - an early 'census' of the Prince-Bishopric Münster 1749/50, in: Der Blumenbaum. Sacramento German Genealogy Society, Volume 27 No. 3 (2010), S. 124f.

Jarren, Volker und Wex, Norbert: Wie hießen die alten Soester? In: Verein für Geschichte und Heimatpflege Soest. Mitteilungen 40 (2010), S. 9-11.

Jarren, Volker: Die Salinendirektoren von Neusalzwerk von 1814 bis 1851. Eine biographische Annäherung an Carl Friedrich Meyer, Christian Eduard Friedrich Berring und Carl Friedrich Alexander Bovet, in: Beiträge zur Heimatkunde Löhne und Bad Oeynhausen 21 (2010), S. 93-116.

Jarren, Volker: Der "Pesthauch der Cholera - Soest im Jahr 1866, in: Soester Zeitschrift 118/119 (2006/2007), S. 92-103.

Jarren, Volker: Ein Wirtshaus (Familie Barella) und seine Speisekarte, in: Soester Schau-Plätze. Historsche Orte neu erinnern. Festschrift zum 125-jährigen Bestehen des Vereins für Gesichte und Heimatpflege Soest. Herausgegeben von Norbert Wex, Soest 2006, S. 109-113.

Jarren, Volker und Wex, Norbert: Die Soester Stadtgesellschaft im Jahr 1807 - Familien, Haushalte und Erwerbstätigkeit, in: Soester Zeitschrift 117 (2005), S. 99-154.

Volker Jarren: Eine Zuwanderung mit Schwierigkeiten - der Soester Neubürger Meyer Neukamp 1846. In: Verein für Geschichte und Heimatpflege Soest. Mitteilungen 34 (2004), pp. 3-5.

Jarren, Volker: Kommunale Handwerksförderung - die Gründung des Soester Möbelma-gazins 1854, in: Soester Zeitschrift 116 (2004), S. 56-68.

Volker Jarren: Am Rande der Gesellschaft - Lebensstationen des Maurergesellen Wilhelm Krämer 1835 bis 1887. In: Verein für Geschichte und Heimatpflege Soest. Mitteilungen 33 (2003), pp. 11-14.

Volker Jarren: Europäische Diplomatie im Zeitalter Ludwigs XIV. Das Beispiel Johann Daniel Kramprichs von Kronenfeld (1622-1693). In: Jahrbuch für Europäische Geschichte 3 (2002), pp. 101-131.

Volker Jarren: The "von Herding" family in Muenster-Hiltrup ((16th to 19th century). In: Volker Jarren: Hiltruper Höfe und Familien im Mittelalter und in der Frühen Neuzeit. Bielefeld: Verlag für Regionalgeschichte 1999, pp. 314-327.

Volker Jarren: The ancestors (17th to 19th century) of Johann Joseph Stratman (community Mellrich, district Soest), Manuscript 1997.

Volker Jarren: The history of the Niemeyer/Dreyer family in Liebenau (district Nienburg, province Hanover) 17th to 19th century, Manuscript 1997.

Volker Jarren: From Schmidthachenbach to America - The Emigration of the Groh family (community Schmidthachenbach, Saar-Nahe region) in the 19th century, Manuscript 1996.

Volker Jarren: The Meyer farm in Lasbeck (peasantry Havixbeck, district Coesfeld). A tenant family history in Westphalia (18th to 20th century), Manuscript 1992.

Volker Jarren: The family history of Schulze Weddeling (17th to 20th century) in the westphalian peasantry Holthausen, community Velen-Ramsdorf, district Borken, Manuscript 1991.