The advanced family history research certificate provides students with an understanding of family history research principles and practices. Students will learn techniques to define a research problem, develop a research plan, gather information from documents, analyze evidence, and write conclusions. Students will use recognized professional standards and a variety of tools to complete research projects. They will be prepared to apply these research skills to various geographic specialty areas.
This certificate is offered by BYU-Idaho, with
Essential Knowledge and Skills
- Define a research problem through critical analysis of information.
- Develop a plan to effectively and efficiently solve a research problem.
- Gather information from documents relevant to the research problem.
- Analyze evidence to reach appropriate conclusions.
- Record conclusions using recognized professional standards and a variety of tools.
- Prepare for professional work in the genealogical field.
Alternatively, we recommend searching for jobs requiring the skills obtained in this certificate, such as organization, data entry, research, analysis, writing, and editing.
Why choose this certificate?
Advanced family history research training will provide you with more extensive historical context, research skills, and hands-on technical learning required for you to become a competent family historian and genealogist. You can be trained in digital humanities, web publishing, human geography, genetic genealogy/DNA, editing and publishing, with ample opportunity for writing, workshops, and archival experience.
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