Scandinavian Family, Local, and Social History Research
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.
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.
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.