Family History Research

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Are you looking for an opportunity to enhance your family history research skills or increase your genealogical knowledge? BYU-Idaho's online Certificate in Family History Research helps students gain the fundamental research skills and knowledge needed to become a successful family history researcher.

This program provides students with a basic understanding of family history research principles and practices.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

STUDENTS WITH THIS CERTIFICATE CAN BE SUITED FOR CAREERS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  • Genealogy Companies
  • Small Businesses
  • Professional Researcher
  • Educational Institution

To understand more about this program contact our online advising team at onlineadvising@byui.edu

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
TAKE THESE COURSES:
FDREL 261 Introduction to Family History 2
FHGEN 111 Intro to Family History Research, Part 1: Record Group and Methodology 3
FHGEN 120 Internet and Computer Skills 3
FHGEN 130 Paleography 3
TAKE 1 COURSE:
FHGEN 112 Intro to Family History Research, Part 2: Analysis of Research Evidence 3
FHGEN 160 The Family and Society 3
FHGEN 211 Research Methodology: Part 1 3

The time it takes to complete a BYU-Idaho online program depends on how many credits (or course hours) a student takes each semester. Most courses are worth two or three credits each. A certificate is comprised of 15-19 credits. An associate degree is comprised of 60 credits. And a bachelor's degree is 120 credits.

BYU-Idaho online courses are designed around the BYU-Idaho Learning Model, with learning activities adapted to the online environment. The class progresses together through the semester and there is frequent interaction between students and with the instructor. Courses taught online and on-campus are based on the same learning objectives.

Students who meet admission requirements can apply to begin the next available semester. Visit our Online Admissions page for information about qualifications, application deadlines, and how to apply.