REL C 261

Introduction to Family History (Genealogy)

Course Description

Introduction to the doctrinal significance, necessary skills, and available resources dealing with family history and genealogy.

When Taught

Contact Department

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

2

Fixed

2

Fixed

2

Fixed

0

Note

***This course is now being taught as HIST 205 and fulfills elective religion hours.***

Title

Factual: Family History Research

Learning Outcome

Be able to identify family history research problems and frame appropriate research questions. Know the best methods for tackling a family history research problem. Learn how to properly document your research. Know how to use a personal family history database program. Be familiar with the major genealogical web sites.

Title

Conceptual: Doctrine of Family History

Learning Outcome

Learn and be able to explain the scriptural and doctrinal basis for family history work. Learn the different ways that you can contribute to family history and genealogical work.

Title

Application: Preparing Family Names for the Temple

Learning Outcome

Learn how toenter genealogical data, photos, and stories into FamilySearch. Learn how to determine which persons need temple ordinances. Learn how to submit names for temple ordinances.