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Family History

Academic Resources

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Writing Support

The FHSS Writing Lab offers free writing help for students within the BYU College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. They are open Monday-Friday form 9:00 am - 5:00 pm MST and are located at 1175 JFSB. You can reach them at (801) 422-4454 or their website: fhsswriting.byu.edu. They are currently only meeting virtually.
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Writing Classes

ENGL 312: Persuasive Writing
ENGL 315: Writing in the Social Sciences
ENGL 316: Technical Communication
ENGL 317R: Writing Creative Nonfiction
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Genealogical Writing Samples

There is a binder available for students to review at the CFHG (1031 JFSB). It contains examples of professional client reports, credential application materials, and examples of student writing. It is also available electronically upon request. Email cfhgoff@byu.edu for more information. (Available to current students only.)
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Other Classes of Interest

DIGHT 215: Introduction to the Digital Humanities
DIGHT 250: Web Publishing for Humanities
GEOG 130: Intro to Human Geography
GEOG 211: Mapping Your World
GEOG 212: Intro to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
PWS 168: Personal Genomics
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History 205 & 206R

History 205: Introduction to Family History Doctrine and Practice and History 206R: Regional and Thematic Studies in Family History are introductory classes for the Family History Program. They are offered year round.
"The [BYU family history students] I've hired in the past were the very best at professionalism, work ethic, and knowledge about genealogy research."
Genealogical Management Professional, 2019

How to Learn More

BYU’s Family History/Genealogy program is unique; it offers the only bachelor’s in family history in North America and its international scope is unrivaled. It offers intensive training and prepares students for a variety of professions and community service. The combination of evidence analysis, technology, and paleography skills makes family history/genealogy a gateway discipline for multiple historical, genealogical, archival, library, and research professions.