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History 205 & 206R
Introductory and religion elective family history courses at BYU.

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Course Descriptions
  • HIST 205: Introduction to Family History Doctrine and Practice is a two-credit class that fulfills a religion elective. Designed for those with an interest in family history — no matter their skill level.
  • HIST 206R: Thematic and Regional Studies in Family History is a one-credit class open to all students no matter their experience in family history and genealogy. It covers genealogical research in a particular location or for a particular group.
Professors and TAs
Spring/Summer 2021 HIST 205
Spring 2021 HIST 206R

Spring Term - Register HERE

Professor HIST 205 Classes
Cacey Farnsworth M/W 12:00 - 1:50 pm (Blended)
Kelly Summers M/W 12:00 - 1:50 pm (Live Remote)


Summer Term - Register HERE

Professor HIST 205 Classes
Staff M/W 10:00 - 11:50 am

Professor HIST 206R Classes
Cacey Farnsworth W 2:00 - 3:50 pm

Register for HIST 206R Spring 2021 HERE

Join the Family History Program Email List
To learn more about activities and career opportunities in the Family History and Genealogy major and minor, subscribe to our email list. You don't need to be a major or minor to join the list. Send an email to cfhgoff@byu.edu and ask to be added to the list!
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Want to take the next step?

Enroll in History 217 – Family Historian’s Craft. This fulfills a GE social science requirement.
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Learn about employment opportunities at the Center for Family History and Genealogy.
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Declare a Family History Major or Minor.
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Join the Family History Club.

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