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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 still level.
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HIST 206: 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 or lack of. It covers genealogical research in a particular location or for a particular group.

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Professors and TAs
HIST 205 Professors
HIST 206r Professors
HIST 205 & 206R TAs
Winter 2021 HIST 205
Winter 2021 HIST 206R

Professor Email
Apryl Cox abcox@afconnect.com
Kelly Summers kellysummers@byu.edu
Cacey Farnsworth cfarnswo@byu.edu
Karen Clifford genealogyteacher@gmail.com
Christopher Jones christopher.jones@byu.edu

Professor Email
Leslie Hadfield leslie_hadfield@byu.edu
Cacey Farnsworth cfarnswo@byu.edu
Christopher Jones christopher.jones@byu.edu
George Ryskamp ryskamp@byu.edu

TA Email Office Hours
Susan Bates susan13ates@gmail.com

T/Th 10:00-11:00 am

W/F 9:00-10:00 am

Emily Bakly embakly@gmail.com T/Th 10:00 am-12:00
Kaitlyn Richardson kaitlynannerichardson@gmail.com

M 9:00-10:00 am

W 9:00-10:00 am, 3:00-4:00 pm

Ariel Munyer ariel.munyer@gmail.com Th 2:30-3:30 pm

Professor HIST 205 Classes
Apryl Cox M/W 8:00 - 8:50 am
M/W 9:00 - 9:50 am
Kelly Summers T/Th 8:00 - 8:50
T/Th 9:00 - 9:50
T/Th 10:00 - 10:50 am
Cacey Farnsworth M/W 10:00 - 10:50 am
Karen Clifford M/W 1:00 - 1:50 pm

Register for HIST 205 Winter 2021 HERE

Professor HIST 206R Classes
Milan Pohontsch W 9:00 - 9:50 am
Apryl Cox M 10:00 - 10:50 am
Cacey Farnsworth F 10:00 - 10:50 am
Kelly Summers Th 11:00 - 11:50 am
Th 12:00 - 12:50 pm

Register for HIST 206R Winter 2021 HERE

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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 .