Genealogy from the perspective of a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon, LDS)

Friday, December 30, 2016

BYU and BYU Idaho Classes in Genealogy

Brigham Young University is one of the only the very few university level institutions in the United States offering a formal degree in genealogy. Both BYU in Provo, Utah and BYU-Idaho located in Rexburg, Idaho offer both resident and independent study classes in genealogy. BYU in Provo offers both free and paid Independent Study classes in genealogy or family history.

I took a long series of paid, home study courses on genealogy from Brigham Young University over a five year period and they were some of the most involved and difficult classes I experienced during my post-secondary years, including my years in graduate school and law school. So don't expect to find some watered down version of a college level course, these are challenging and very educational offerings. These classes require a considerable amount of work.

BYU-Idaho offers a Certificate in Family History Research.

If you are seeking a degree from either university, you will need to fulfill additional course requirements beyond classes in family history, but the certificate course is directed at helping students gain the fundamental research skills and knowledge needed to become a successful family history researcher.

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