BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

The Family Historian's Craft

HIST 217


$ 579.00

Instructor: Amy Harris
Credits: 3.00

Course Currently Unavailable


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).

Course Content:

Unit 1: Research Standards and Writing
Unit 2: Research Mechanics
Unit 3: Research Methodologies and Evidence Analysis
Unit 4: Jurisdictions
Unit 5: Internet Search Methodologies and FamilySearch Databases
Unit 6: Internet Searches for Compiled and Original Information
Unit 7: Paleography
Unit 8: Census Records
Unit 9: Vital Records
Unit 10: Church and Probate Records
Unit 11: Property, Military, and Immigration/Naturalization Records
Unit 12: Writing
Unit 13: Professional Considerations

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.


You must take the final exam at a testing center with online access, because part of the exam requires online research.

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