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Family History Workshops

The workshops support and supplement on-campus family history courses at BYU. In multiple sessions per week, student teaching assistants (TAs) teach the week's topic and answer questions.

Workshops Fall 2023

Fall 2023 workshop hours will be supplemented with open lab hours where you can drop in for help with citation, logs, and genealogy software.

Workshop Schedule:

Welcome to Family History

FamilySearch Family Tree, Standardization

Your Research Adventure

September 11-15, 21-22September 18, 19, 20, 28, 29September 25, 26, 27 and October 5, 6

Census I

Vital Records and Vital Record Substitutes

Church History of Genealogical Practices

October 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20October 16, 17, 18, 26, 27 and November 6, 7, 8, 16, 17October 23, 24, 25 and November 2, 3

Twentieth Century Records

Census II

Understanding DNA

October 30, 31, and November 1November 9, 10, 13, 14, 15November 27, 28, 29

Workshop and Lab Hours Location: 2240 HBLL

Workshops and lab hours are held in the glass enclosed classroom located on the 2nd floor of the library (the Family History section).

Workshop and Lab Hours

Workshops: September 11th - November 29th
Open Labs: September 11th - December 8th

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9 am
10amWorkshop (Violet)Workshop (Sarah)
11amLab (Megan)Workshop (Hyrum)
12pmWorkshop (Kristilee)Lab (Violet)
1pmWorkshop (Kristilee)Lab (Kristilee)Lab (Kristilee)Workshop (Sarah)
2pmLab (Violet)
3pmLab (Ella)Lab (Aubrey)Workshop (Ella)Workshop (Aubrey)
4pmWorkshop (Sarah)Lab (Hyrum)
5pmWorkshop (Kristilee)
*TAs can meet with students from any family history course, regardless of professor.

Teaching Assistants' Office Hours

  • Kristilee Manuel - Tuesdays from 2-3pm in 2240 HBLL
  • Sarah Day - Fridays from 12pm-1pm in 2250 HBLL
  • Hyrum Veach
  • Megan Lind
  • Violet Swenson - Thursdays from 2-3pm and Fridays from 12-1pm in 2240 HBLL
  • Ella Roney
  • Aubrey Morris

HIST 205 & 206R Website

For more information, please visit the HIST 205 & 206R website. There you can find information about these introductory classes into the major, Professor and TA contact information, class schedules, and how to join the Family History Program email list.

Become a Family History Major or Minor

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