HIST 217

The Family Historian's Craft

History College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Introduction to genealogical methods applicable in American and international research. Discussion of technology in genealogical research and introduction to censuses and vital records (US and international).

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

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

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Note

Also offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at is.byu.edu.

Title

Research

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to identify and solve basic historical and genealogical problems through primary and secondary source research (particularly census and vital records), using library, archival and technological resources.

Title

Writing

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to produce genealogical research reports and narrative family histories that are clear, precise, well-written, and well-documented.