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Certificate in Family History—Genealogy
(18 hours)

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The certificate will state the student's geographic area of concentration. At least one of the courses must be taken on the BYU-Provo campus or at the BYU Salt Lake Center.

Certificate Requirements

  1. Complete the following:
  2. Complete one course from the following:
  3. Complete three courses (9 credit hours) from the following:
      HIST 350 : England/Wales After 1700 Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 350 : England/Wales After 1700 Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      DESCRIPTION: Records, geographical-historical background, paleography, and methods for reconstruction of individual families and development of demographic and family history studies in England and Wales after 1700.

      HIST 351 : Germanic Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 351 : Germanic Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter Odd Yrs.
      DESCRIPTION: Records, geographical-historical background, paleography, and methodologies for reconstruction of individual families and development of family history studies in Germanic areas of Europe.

      HIST 352R : Scandinavian Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 352R : Scandinavian Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      DESCRIPTION: 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.

                 : Danish Family, Local, and Social History Research.
                 : Norwegian and Iclandic Family, Local, and Social History Research.
                 : Swedish and Finnish Family, Local, and Social History Research.

      HIST 353R : Southern European and Latin American Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 353R : Southern European and Latin American Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      DESCRIPTION: Records, geo-historical background, paleography, and methods for reconstruction of individual families; development of demographic and family history studies which may include Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy and their colonies in the Americas.

      HIST 354 : Slavic Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 354 : Slavic Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      DESCRIPTION: Records, geographical-historical background, paleography, and methodologies for reconstruction of individual families; development of family history studies in Slavic areas of Europe.

      HIST 401 : Northeastern United States and British Canada Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 401 : Northeastern United States and British Canada Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:On Demand
      DESCRIPTION: Records, geographical-historical background, paleography, and methodologies for reconstruction of individual families and development of family history studies in New England and Mid-Atlantic states research.

      HIST 403 : Midwestern United States and Plains States Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 403 : Midwestern United States and Plains States Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      DESCRIPTION: Records, geographical-historical background, paleography, and methodologies for reconstruction of individual families and development of family history studies in Midwestern and Plains states research.

      HIST 404 : Southern United States Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 404 : Southern United States Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:On Demand
      DESCRIPTION: Records, geographical-historical background, paleography, and methodologies for reconstruction of individual families and development of family history studies in southern states research.

      HIST 405 : Native American Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 405 : Native American Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:On Demand
      DESCRIPTION: Records, geographical-historical background, paleography, and methodologies for reconstruction of individual families and development of family history studies in Native American research.

      HIST 411R : Advanced Southern European and Latin American Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 411R : Advanced Southern European and Latin American Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      DESCRIPTION: Advanced research methods utilizing the reconstruction of individual families in the development of demographic and family history studies in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Latin America, Quebec, and Spanish United States.

      HIST 412 : England/Wales Before 1700 Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 412 : England/Wales Before 1700 Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter Odd Yrs.
      DESCRIPTION: Advanced research methods utilizing sources prior to 1700 in the reconstruction of individual families in the development of demographic and family history studies in England and Wales.

      HIST 414 : Scotland Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 414 : Scotland Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      DESCRIPTION: Records, geographical-historical background, paleography, and methods for reconstruction of individual families and development of demographic and family history studies in Scotland.

      HIST 415 : Ireland Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 415 : Ireland Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      DESCRIPTION: Records, geographical-historical background, paleography, and methods for reconstruction of individual families and development of demographic and family history studies in Ireland.

      Note: It is recommended that students focus on one geographical area. Certificate candidates should consult with the family history coordinator soon after declaring.

  4. Complete one course from the following:

Note: The certificate program can help prepare for certification or accreditation but should not be confused with these two separate, private methods of credentialing professional genealogists.

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