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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.

For the 2022-23 academic year, workshops will be held in-person. The 12-week workshop schedule is shown below.

To reserve your workshop time, click on the registration button below.

Workshops Winter 2023

To Reserve Your Workshop Time:

Register Here


Winter 2023 semester will be in-person workshop hours held by TAs. In addition, HIST 205 TAs will hold office hours where you can discuss class content and further questions after watching the workshop recordings.

Jan 17-20

Jan 23-27

Jan 30 - Feb 3

Welcome/Finding a Family
FamilySearch/Family Tree
(Standardization/Purchasing Software)
Welcome/Finding a Family
FamilySearch/Family Tree/Genealogy software
(Standardization/Purchasing Software)
Genealogy Software
(RootsMagic and Ancestral Quest)

Feb 6-10

Feb 13-17

Feb 21-24

Preliminary Survey Census Records Vital Records and Vital Record Substitutes

Feb 27 - Mar 3

March 6-10

March 13-17

Country Diversity and Preserving Information Land Platting and Probate Records
Intended for 217 and 218 students, but 205 and 206 students are welcome.
Census Records

March 20-24

Mar 27-31

April 3-7

20th Century Records History of LDS Genealogical Practices Understanding DNA

Workshop Location 2240 HBLL


Workshops are held in the glass enclosed classroom located in the Family History section (2nd floor) of the Harold B. Lee Library.

Workshop Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9 am Workshop
10 am Workshop Workshop Workshop
11 am Devotional Workshop Workshop
12 pm Workshop Workshop Workshop
1 pm Workshop
2 pm Workshop Workshop
3 pm
4 pm
*TAs can meet with students from any family history course, regardless of professor.

HIST 205 Teaching Assistants' Schedules

  • Katelyn Seager W F 10- 11am
  • Mikelle Anderson T TH 4-6 pm at the Family History Library in the HBLL
  • Traci Bullock F 8:30-10:30 am
  • Aubrey Morris by appointment
  • Megan Lind
  • Violet Swenson by appointment
  • Maren Burgess M W F 1-2pm T TH 1-2 pm
    also by appointment in the BYU Family History Library or via Zoom

HIST 217 Teaching Assistants' Schedules

  • Kristilee Manuel TH 2-3pm in the Family History Library

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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