It has been some time since I reviewed the genealogical resources available through Brigham Young University. For some time now, BYU has provided a free full-blown university level course on genealogy called Religion 261. The online course comes complete with a Student Manual, Supplemental Readings and a U.S. Census Tutorial. Obviously, this course is designed for full-time students at BYU, but the benefit we have as outsiders is that the course contents are freely available online. The sections of the class are as follows:
- 1 - RootsMagic
- 2 - Family Tree
- 3 - FamilySearch.org
- 4 - Large Databases
- 5 - Topic Specific Websites
- 6 - Temple Policies and Indexing
- The Five-Step Research Process
Of course, reviewing this course got me poking around a little more on the BYU website. Of course, there are all the resources linked on the BYU Family History Library website.
I just finished writing a blog post for Genealogy's Star about the BYU Family History Technology Lab. But there are a lot more resources available if you are persistent in searching. For example, there is the Center for Family History and Genealogy.
The current projects include the following:
- Nauvoo Community Project
- Immigrant Ancestor Project
- Bertram Merrell's Index of English Marriages
- Script Tutorials
- Discovering English Ancestors
- Welsh Mormon History
- Family History Companion
Each of these resources are remarkable. Together, they are more than remarkable.
Oh, did you know that the BYU Family History Library has a YouTube Channel? That should give you a heads up on what might be available if you keeping digging around on the Web for genealogy.