HIST 205

Introduction to Family History Doctrine and Practice

History College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Introduces basic genealogy and family history doctrine and genealogical methodology, emphasizing living memory, preservation, FamilySearch Family Tree, software, and citation.

When Taught

All Semesters/Terms

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 partially fulfills the religion elective requirement. Offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout the year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at is.byu.edu.

Title

Doctrine

Learning Outcome

Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of the connection between the Savior's atonement, family history work, and temple worship.

Title

Policies and Procedures for Temple Work

Learning Outcome

Students will understand the policies and procedures related to submitting ancestral names for proxy temple ordinances.

Title

Church History

Learning Outcome

Students will understand the history of Latter-day Saint genealogical and temple practices, doctrines, and beliefs.

Title

Practical Skills

Learning Outcome

Students will learn practical skills that help them turn their hearts to their ancestors, including practical skills in family historical/genealogical research and citation, methodology, record preservation, and writing.