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(REL 261) Family History (Genealogy)

Introduction to the family history program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Emphasis on identifying ancestors in the first few generations for whom temple ordinances have not been completed, and the use of Church resources to simplify temple and family history activities.

Credit Hours 2.0 Lecture
Prerequisites None
Offered Fall, Winter
Programs -

Course Outcomes


Upon completion of the course, the student will:
1. Demonstrate understanding of our responsibility regarding family history by:
1. Following the four steps of “How Do I Start My Family History?”.
2. Contact family members to obtain data about the four generation chart.
2. Demonstrate mastery of inputting family information into https://familysearch.org/(https://familysearch.org/)
1. Printing four generation pedigree chart
2. Scanning photos and documents.
3. Demonstrate understanding of using Ancestry, Find my past, and My Heritage websites.
4. Identify family history tools, internet, google, records, elephant, and other resources that facilitate researching geographic areas of interest and names and use them during the in class lab.
5. Contribute to Family Search Indexing to be familiar with its research capabilities and appreciate the efforts of others in entering census records and other vital information.
6. Use the resources at the Laie Family History Center by completing a guide sheet to learn about its resources.
7. Use Family Search to prepare a family ordinance request with family names to take to the temple.
8. Share the skills you have learned in this class with others to further the work of the Lord.