History
 

Colonial US Family, Local and Social History Research

Colonial US Family, Local and Social History Research
Records, geographical-historical background, paleography, and methodologies for reconstruction of individual families and development of family history studies in colonial American studies.
HIST
282
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesHIST 217
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining HIST 282
Course Outcomes: 

Knowledge of family history sources in colonial US research

Students will be able to describe the key content and utility of major family history sources in colonial US research, viz., tax records, church and town records, probates, court records, deeds, and compiled family histories and related secondary-source indexes and databases.

Familiarity with the Family History Library in Salt Lake City

Students will be able to use family history sources, primary and secondary, on film or otherwise, at the world's largest genealogical respository, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Paleographic skills

Students will demonstrate paleographic skills allowing them to research original and manuscript sources.

Competence in genealogical research reports

Students will be able to produce clear, well-written genealogical research reports demonstrating a high level of critical thinking in pedigree analysis and genealogical evidentiary analysis.

Competence in writing compiled lineages

Students will be able to produce well-written compiled lineages that incorporate the historical background of the time, relating histories of individual families to larger historical processes.