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Introduction to LDS Family History
INTRO FAM HIST
CLASS CODE: REL 261 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: RELIGION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Religion requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Introduction to the Family History program of the Church; emphasizes identifying ancestors in the first few generations for whom temple ordinances have not been completed and the use of resources to simplify temple and family history activities.
TAUGHT: Winter, Fall, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Students learn the doctrine of Family History and use PAF, Family Search and other resources to know where to start, how to identify ancestors and do their temple ordinance work.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Understand the doctrine of family history and how one truly comes unto Christ through temple ordinances.
2. Understand how a member of the Church fulfills their family history responsibility.
3. Create a PAF file on 4-5 generations.
4. Begin a personal history.
5. Know how to use beginning sources: Relatives, Ancestral File, Pedigree Resource File, Ordinance Index, miscellaneous computer files.
6. Understand the value of working harmoniously with family members.
7. Compile family records.
8. Understand the purpose of temples and the importance of worthiness.
9. Know how to prepare and submit ancestors' names for proxy ordinances.
10. Understand what is involved in doing research in original records.
11. Know how to submit family data to church computer databases.
12. Understand the opportunities available for life-long service in family history.
13. Understand that family history is more than learning about our ancestors; it is also learning from our ancestors.
REQUIREMENTS: Attendance, exams, computer assignments with PAF software and Family Search resources, with a personal Book of Remembrance assignment.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1994