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Family History Research
FAM HIST RES
CLASS CODE: REL 264 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: RELIGION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Religion requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Using documents or original records of various countries to identify and submit their names for temple ordinances.
TAUGHT: Winter, Fall, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Show students how to do research using various sources which contain genealogical type information. These sources are original records and go beyond the compiled Family Search sources taught in Rel 261. Some time is spent on temple submission and compiling family history.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Know how to find out what research or temple work has been done previously on ancestral families.
2. Understand the importance of names, dates, places and relationships.
3. Understand principles and myths of family history.
4. Know how to use library resources.
5. Know how to do family history research in original records such as vital records, census records, church records, etc.
6. Understand what is involved in compiling a family history for posterity.
7. Know how to submit ancestral names acquired from research for temple ordinance work.
8. Know how to submit updated family records to church computer databases.
9. Understand that family history is more than learning about our ancestors; it is also learning from our ancestors.
10. Understand how family history research fits into the framework of the mission of the church in coming unto Christ by redeeming the dead.

REQUIREMENTS: Attendance, exams and research project on family lines.
PREREQUISITES: Rel 261, or competency with PAF, or consent of instructor.
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002