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Northern US Family, Local, and Social History Research Since 1790

Northern US Family, Local, and Social History Research Since 1790
Records, geographical-historical background, paleography, and methodologies for reconstruction of invididual families and development of family history studies in the northern states, including New England, the Midwest, and some Mid-Atlantic states in the 19th and 20th centuries.
HIST
280
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesHIST 217
 TaughtFall
 ProgramsContaining HIST 280
Course Outcomes: 

Knowledge of family history sources in northern US research

Students will be able to describe the key content and utility of major family history sources in northern US research, viz., census and vital records, church and town records, county histories, tax records, probate and other court records, land records, immigration sources, and compiled family histories, as well as related secondary-source indexes and databases.

Familiarity with the Family History Library in Salt Lake City

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

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.