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Family History (Genealogy) (REL 261)

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. Have knowledge about and understanding of the family history program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  2. Know how to identify ancestors in the first few generations for whom temple ordinances have not been completed.
  3. Be able to use Church resources to simplify temple and family history activities.
  4. Be more deeply converted to the Lord Jesus Christ (this outcome not evaluated on an individual basis).