Knowledge of family history sources in colonial US research
Students will be able to describe the key content and utility of major family history sources in colonial US research, viz., tax records, church and town records, probates, court records, deeds, and compiled family histories and related secondary-source indexes and databases.
Familiarity with the Family History Library in Salt Lake City
Students will be able to use family history sources, primary and secondary, on film or otherwise, at the world's largest genealogical respository, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Students will demonstrate paleographic skills allowing them to research original and manuscript sources.
Competence in genealogical research reports
Students will be able to produce clear, well-written genealogical research reports demonstrating a high level of critical thinking in pedigree analysis and genealogical evidentiary analysis.
Competence in writing compiled lineages
Students will be able to produce well-written compiled lineages that incorporate the historical background of the time, relating histories of individual families to larger historical processes.