Capstone Seminar: Writing and Professional Paths in Family History
Students will learn about a variety of professional and occupational paths open to the family historian/genealogist and understand the typical work and work setting(s) for a professional genealogical researcher (i.e.: one doing primarily client research).
Students will recognize and be able to apply appropriate evidentiary concepts and standards to your genealogical research.
Students will understand and apply to practical situations ethical standards of a professional genealogist
Students will refine their genealogical research and writing skills in the following areas: a. preparing and critiquing research projects, b. identifying and using on-site archives, libraries and historical societies, c. use of Internet resources, and d. writing coherent essays.
Students will learn the requirements of and evaluate their status for accrediting as an AG or certifying as a CG
Narrative Family History
Learn to write a narrative family history in compiled lineage format
- Colonial US Family, Local and Social History Research
- The Family and the Law in American History
- Southern US Family, Local, and Social History Research Since 1790
- Northern US Family, Local, and Social History Research Since 1790
- Southern European and Latin American Family, Local, and Social History Research