Scandinavian Family History Research and Methodology

Scandinavian Family History Research and Methodology
Records, geographical-historical background, paleography, and methodologies for reconstruction of individual families and development of family history studies in Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, and/or Finland.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesHIST 217
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining HIST 285
Course Outcomes: 

Research Literature

Students will become somewhat proficient at reading old gothic-script Scandinavian documents from the 1600s on up, and also be able to convert Latin feast dates to modernized calendar dates through use of feast date conversion calendars.

Identify Major Family History Sources

Students will be able to describe the key content of major family history sources in Scandinavian research, viz., census, parish registers, probates, land/property and court records, since the 1600s.

Research Methods

Students will become acquainted with actually using family history primary and secondary sources, on film or otherwise available, at the world's largest genealogical repository, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.