Heritage Genealogical College Catelog Part 2

General Education Program

 

General Education requirements may be accomplished by transferring in courses that satisfy other college requirements for the Languages of Learn, Liberal Arts Core and Arts and Sciences Electives or by taking the classes listed below:

 

LANGUAGES OF LEARNING

 

Pre-college Math = ACT Math sub-score of 17 or higher, SAT Math sub-score of 475 or higher.

 

Writing Courses (First year and advanced) = 6 Semester Credit Hours

 

Genealogical Writing I (Writing Reports for Clients and Research Papers) = 2 semester credit hours

 

Genealogical Writing II (Writing articles for magazines) = 2 semester credit hours

 

Writing Life Stories from Genealogical Research Sources = 1 semester credit hour

 

Writing Family Histories = 1 semester credit hour

 

Advanced Languages = Total of 18 Semester Credit Hours

 

Paleography (for Early United States Records) = 3 semester credit hours

 

Beginning Foreign Language (for Genealogical Specialty area -first half) = 5 semester credit hours

 

Beginning Foreign Language (for Genealogical Specialty area - second half) = 5 semester credit hours

 

Genealogical Vocabulary (for different languages found in the United States as well as language used in the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries but not used today) = 1 semester credit hours

 

Paleography & Vocabulary for the Foreign Language Option Chosen = 4 semester credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LIBERAL ARTS CORE

 

Biology = 3 Semester Credit Hours

 

Human Genetics and Genealogy = 3 semester credit hours

 

Physical Science = 3 Semester Credit Hours

 

Case Studies in Problem Solving = 3 semester credit hours

 

American Heritage = 6 Semester Credit Hours

 

The United States Through 1865 = 3 semester credit hours

 

The United States Since 1865 = 3 semester credit hours

 

Wellness = 3 Semester Credit Hours

 

Healthy Lifestyles Research through Historical Documentation = 3 semester credit hours

 

History of Civilization = 6 Semester Credit Hours

 

History of Western Civilization to 1300 = 3 semester credit hours

 

History of Western Civilization Since 1300 = 3 semester credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ARTS AND SCIENCES ELECTIVES

 

Natural Sciences = 3 Semester Credit Hours

 

Genealogical Internship - Genetic Family Research & Case Studies = 3 semester credit hours

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences = 3 Semester Credit Hours

 

Study of Ethics and Fraud in Genealogical Research = 3 semester credit hours

 

Arts and Letters = 3 Semester Credit Hours

 

Perspectives in Early Medieval Studies = 3 semester credit hours

 

TOTAL = 52 semester credit hours of General Education Requirements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Genealogical Research Specialties

The Associate of Genealogical Research degree curriculum has been designed for students wanting a broad knowledge of genealogical research skills, methodology, writing skills, paleography and foreign language needed for successful genealogical research.  A person who successfully completes these degree requirements will have satisfied all general education requirements plus having a good foundation in genealogical research.

 

The Bachelor of Genealogical Research degree covers the same material as the Associate of Genealogical Research degree holder but has extensive training in specific areas of genealogical research.  The bachelor degree candidate is required to pick one United States research region and a foreign country or ethnic group region for concentrated study.  The following specialties in genealogical research are available:

 

New England/North Eastern United States Genealogical Research - covers the following states: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia

 

Midwestern United States Genealogical Research - covers the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma

 

Southern United States Genealogical Research - covers the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia

 

Western United States Genealogical Research - covers the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

 

British Isles Genealogical Research - covers the following countries: Australia, Channel Islands, England, India, Ireland, Scotland, Wales

 

Scandinavian Genealogical Research - covers the following countries: Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Sweden

 

German Genealogical Research - covers the following countries: Alsace-Lorraine, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Switzerland

 

French/Italian Genealogical Research - covers the following countries: France, French Canada, Belgium, Italy

 

Spanish/Portuguese/Brazilian Genealogical Research -covers the following countries and areas: Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Mexico, Central and South America

 

 

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Native American Genealogical Research - covers United States American Indians, Central and Latin America

 

African American Genealogical Research - covers Southern & Northern United States African Americans (Slave and Free), Bahamas, Caribbean Islands, Central & South American and Liberian, West Indies (Slave and Free)

 

The selection of two of these areas is required for the bachelor degree.

 

 

Minor in History

 

A minor in History has been built into the Heritage Genealogical College requirements.  A strong understanding of History is essential to successful genealogical research.  The history courses required satisfy either the Liberal Arts Core - American Heritage or Liberal Arts Core - History of Civilization needed for General Education requirements.  Along with these required courses, each genealogy specialty has required history courses that must be taken.  See the individual genealogy specialty course descriptions for each specialty to get a complete listing of history classes built into the curriculum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New England/North Eastern United States Area

 

Connecticut; Delaware; Maine; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; Vermont; and West Virginia Genealogical Research Techniques, Sources, Methodology & Case Studies = 6 semester credit hours

 

History of New England = 3 semester credit hours

 

History of the Northeastern United States = 3 semester credit hours

 

Settlement Patterns & Migrations of New England and the Northeastern United States = 3 semester credit hours

 

Midwestern United States Area

 

Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Michigan; Minnesota; Missouri; Wisconsin; Nebraska; North Dakota; Oklahoma; South Dakota and Wisconsin Genealogical Research Techniques, Sources, Methodology & Case Studies = 6 semester credit hours

 

Migration & Settlement Patterns in the Midwestern States = 3 semester credit hours

 

Major Church Records in the Midwestern States = 3 semester credit hours

 

History of the Midwestern United States = 3 semester credit hours

 

Southern United States Area

 

Alabama; Arkansas; Florida; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maryland; Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; and Virginia Genealogical Research Techniques, Sources, Methodology & Case Studies = 6 semester credit hours

 

Jacksonian America 1819-1848 = 3 semester credit hours

 

History of the South = 3 semester credit hours

 

American Civil War and Reconstruction = 3 semester credit hours

 

Western United States Area

 

Alaska; Arizona; California; Colorado; Hawaii; Idaho; Montana; Nevada; New Mexico; Oregon; Utah; Washington; and Wyoming Genealogical Research Techniques, Sources, Methodology & Case Studies = 6 semester credit hours

 

The West Since the Gold Rush = 3 semester credit hours

 

 

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LDS Church Records & Colonization of the Western States = 3 semester credit hours

 

The Spanish Frontier in North America = 3 semester credit hours

 

British Isles Countries Area

 

Tudor-Stuart Britain = 3 semester credit hours

 

English History to 1689 = 3 semester credit hours

 

English History Since 1689 = 3 semester credit hours

 

English; Scottish; Irish, Channel Islands, Indian, Australian Genealogical Research, Sources, Methodology & Case Studies = 6 semester credit hours

 

German Countries Area

 

Austrian Empire = 3 semester credit hours

 

Modern Germany = 3 semester credit hours

 

Germanic Tribes and Kingdoms = 3 semester credit hours

 

German, Swiss, Austrian, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Liechtenstein, Alsace-Lorraine and Luxembourg German and French Genealogical Research, Methodology, Case Studies = 6 semester credit hours

 

Scandinavian Countries Area

 

Scandinavian History - Political, social, religious, cultural and economic factors in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden from Viking era to present highly developed society = 3 semester credit hours

 

Danish/Greenlandic; Norwegian/Icelandic; Swedish/Finnish; Netherlands/South African Genealogical Research, Sources, Methodology, Research Lab & Case Studies = 6 semester credit hours

 

Viking History = 3 semester credit hours

 

History of the Netherlands = 3 semester credit hours

 

 

 

 

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French/Italian Countries Area

 

French; Italian; Belgium; French Canadian Genealogical Research, Sources, Methodology, Case Studies = 6 semester credit hours

 

Revolutionary France, 1770-1871 = 3 semester credit hours

 

Republican France, 1871-Present = 3 semester credit hours

 

Age of Enlightenment = 3 semester credit hours

 

Spanish, Portuguese Speaking Countries Area

 

Spanish; Portuguese; Brazilian; Mexican Genealogical Research, Sources, Methodology & Case Studies = 6 semester credit hours

 

Latin American Civilization to 1820s = 3 semester credit hours

 

Latin American Civilization from 1820s = 3 semester credit hours

 

History of Mexico = 3 semester credit hours

 

Native American United States Area

 

History of Native American Peoples = 3 semester credit hours

 

The Indian in Latin America = 3 semester credit hours

 

The Indian in American History = 3 semester credit hours

 

Federal Indian Policy; American Indian Military Campaigns; Federal Genealogical Records for Indians; American Indian Genealogical Research, Sources, Methodology & Case Studies = 6 semester credit hours

 

African American United States Area

 

African-American History, 1619-1890 = 3 semester credit hours

 

African-American History, Since 1890 = 3 semester credit hours

 

Oral History = 3 semester credit hours

 

 

 

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African-American Research; Southern African- American (Slave & Free); Northern African-American (Slave & Free); Caribbean Islands, West Indies, Bahamas, Central & South American and Liberian Genealogical Research (Slave & Free), Sources, Methodology & Case Studies = 6 semester credit hours

 

Internet (Home Study) Courses

 

In lieu of Live Web classes now available at Heritage Genealogical College, there is no difference between the semester credit hours taken via Internet and those in the regular classroom.  All count towards the certificate, associate, and bachelor degrees.  For those not seeking a degree, home-study courses may be taken for improving genealogical research knowledge and skills without limit to credit hours taken.  Non-degree seeking students may audit Internet (home-study) courses.

 

Special non-credit home-study courses have been developed for Family History Branch librarians, staff and patrons complete with teacher’s manual and workbooks.  A special non-credit 6 week course has also been developed for the LDS Family History/Genealogy class instructors to use in helping students.  For teacher materials, workbooks, etc. see our web sites at  or  for details.  Programs for the Boy Scouts of American merit badge and for high school students doing research papers on genealogy are also on the web sites.

 

Intensive Genealogical Research Internships

 

Intensive genealogical research internships have been developed for amateurs wanting more knowledge and research skills for tracing their own genealogy, professional genealogists wanting to expand areas of expertise, historians/archivists needing continuing education and Family History Branch librarians wanting research experience to help library patrons.  Intensive genealogical research internships are available in the following areas:

 

Genealogical Research, Evaluating Genealogical Evidence and Genealogical Methodology

 

German and German American Genealogical Research

 

French and French Canadian and French American Genealogical Research

 

British Isles and British Isles American Genealogical Research

 

Scandinavian and Scandinavian American Genealogical Research

 

African American Genealogical Research

 

Spanish and Spanish American Genealogical Research

 

Oriental and Oriental American Genealogical Research

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Native American Genealogical Research

 

Polynesian/American Genealogical Research

 

Russian, Polish, Romanian, other former Eastern Block countries and American Research

 

Dates of these internships will be posted at the Heritage Genealogical College web site:  and the Know Your Heritage Organization web site: 

 

All intensive genealogical research internships listed above are designed to give college-level instruction, testing and hands-on training in the topics needed for successfully locating ancestors in the area taught.  Amateurs and Family History Branch librarians are urged to take the Genealogical Research, Evaluating Genealogical Evidence and Genealogical Methodology course first.  Special emphasis is placed on making the transition from American research to foreign country research.  For example, German settlements in the United States are studied with the purpose of determining where in Europe particular German settlers emigrated from.  Techniques for determining Immigrant origins for foreign country areas are stressed.  For the ethnic African American and Native American courses, emphasis is placed on understanding where to look for records that will trace ancestry back.  For example, how to take an African American family from records created after 1865 into records connecting families back to slavery.  Native American emphasis will be on understanding records created by the United States government that help trace Indian ancestry back as well as learning of the various Indian tribes who were likely to intermarry with European settlers.

 

Intensive genealogical research internships are designed to give three (3) semester credit hours and/or two (2) semester credit hours towards the genealogy research certificates in specialty areas.  Non-degree seeking students may receive a Certificate of Completion for passing the class with a grade of 70% or higher.  Certificate of Completion grades will be kept on file at the Records Office in case students decide to apply for a degree later on and for verification that the course was passed successfully.  These Certificate of Completion course grades will convert to associate and bachelor degree credits if a student decides to enroll later and complete a degree.

 

The following example shows the schedule for Introduction to German and German American Genealogical Research:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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German and German American Genealogical Research

                            Monday       Tuesday     Wednesday     Thursday    Friday    Saturday

7:30 AM

History of German People

Closed Book Test on Handwriting & German Vocabulary, History & Migrations

Closed Book Test on All information Covered to Date

Test on German Research Methodology, Problem Solving, Thinking Process

Case Study #14 German in Ohio

Genealogy Research Apprenticeship New Client project - planning research strategies and working through client research project with teacher supervision

8:30 AM

History of German Migrations in Europe

Lutheran Church Records in America

20th Century history of Germany and records

Case Study #4 Germans in Pennsylvania

Case Study #15 Germans in Wisconsin

Genealogy Research Apprenticeship - Continued

9:30 AM

History of Wars Effecting the German People

Different Ways to Gain Access to German Church Records

Continued

Case Study #6 Germans in Maryland

Case Study #16 Germans in Indiana

Genealogy Research Apprenticeship Continued & Teacher evaluation of work and planning for future research on this client project

10:30 AM

History of German Migrations to America

Open Book Test on Lutheran Church Records in America & Germany, etc.

German Genealogical Research Methodology & Problem Solving

Case Study #7 Germans in Texas

Case Study #17 Germans in Michigan

Genealogy Research Apprenticeship New Client project - planning research strategies and working through client research project with teacher supervision

11:30 AM

Open Book Test on History, Migrations, Wars and Migrations to America

Open Book Test on Lutheran Church Records in America & Germany, etc.

Continued

Case Study #8 Germans in Louisiana

Teachers Panel & Students Question & Answer Discussion

Genealogy Research Apprenticeship - Continued

12:30 PM

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

1:15 PM

Germany Handwriting

Finding Aids for Tracing Germans from America back to Germany

Working Through Case Studies (Genealogical Thinking Process)

Case Study #9 Germans in Montana

Continued

Genealogy Research Apprenticeship Continued & Teacher evaluation of work and planning for future research on this client project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2:15 PM

Continued

Continued

Case Study #1 Germans in Virginia

Case Study #10 Germans in Illinois

Continued and/or Break before Final Exam

Genealogy Research Apprenticeship New Client project - planning research strategies and working through client research project with teacher supervision

3:15 PM

German Genealogical Vocabulary

German Names & Their Origin in Germany

Case Study #2 Germans in North Carolina

Case Study #11 Germans in Missouri

Final Exam - Solving three German Case Studies

Genealogy Research Apprenticeship - Continued

4:15 PM

Continued

Continued

Case Study #3 Germans in South Carolina

Case Study #12 Germans in New York

Continued

Genealogy Research Apprenticeship Continued & Teacher evaluation of work and planning for future research on this client project

5:15 PM

Open Book Testing on Handwriting & Vocabulary

Open Book Text on Tracing Germans from America back to Germany

Case Study #4 Germans in Georgia

Case Study #13 Germans in New Jersey

Continued

Genealogy Research Apprenticeship - Final Grading & Results

6:15 PM

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

7:00 PM

Planning research strategies and working through client research project with teacher supervision

New Client project - planning research strategies and working through client research project with teacher supervision

New Client project - planning research strategies and working through client research project with teacher supervision

New Client project - planning research strategies and working through client research project with teacher supervision

New Client project - planning research strategies and working through client research project with teacher supervision

 

8:00 PM

Continued

Continued

Continued

Continued

Continued

 

9:00 PM

Continued & Teacher evaluation of work and planning for future research on this client project

Continued & Teacher evaluation of work and planning for future research on this client project

Continued & Teacher evaluation of work and planning for future research on this client project

Continued & Teacher evaluation of work and planning for future research on this client project

Continued & Teacher evaluation of work and planning for future research on this client project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Application for Admission to Heritage Genealogical College

 

First Name ______________ Middle Name ____________ Last Name __________________

 

Mailing Address _________________________________ State _____ Zip Code __________

 

Name of High School _______________________________ Graduation Date ____________

 

High School GPA _______ (attach high school transcripts) SAT Score _________ (attach proof)

 

Universities/Colleges Attended _____________________________________(college/college transcripts should be sent directly from the college/college(s) attended to Heritage Genealogical College Admissions Office)

 

College GPA _______ (attach brief resume about yourself, interests, hobbies, etc.)

 

Degree Desire: Associate _____ Bachelor ______

 

List any genealogical or historical research experience

 

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Enclose $30.00 admission evaluation fee and send to Heritage Genealogical College, 1449 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84106.

 

 

NOTE: Brigham Young University Family History and Genealogy students and degree holders wishing to have a research degree from Heritage Genealogical College must have transcripts sent for transfer credit evaluation towards the bachelor degree in Genealogical Research.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Application for Admission to Heritage Genealogical College

Internet (Home-Study) Courses

 

First Name ______________ Middle Name ____________ Last Name __________________

 

Mailing Address _________________________________ State _____ Zip Code __________

 

Name of High School _______________________________ Graduation Date ____________

 

High School GPA _______ (attach high school transcripts) SAT Score _________ (attach proof)

 

Universities/Colleges Attended _____________________________________(college/college transcripts should be sent directly from the college/college(s) attended to Heritage Genealogical College Admissions Office)

 

College GPA _______ (attach brief resume about yourself, interests, hobbies, etc.)

 

Degree Desire: Associate _____ Bachelor ______

 

List any genealogical or historical research experience

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NOTE: Those auditing Internet (home-study) courses do not need to send Transcripts.

 

 

Enclosed $30.00 admission evaluation fee and send to Heritage Genealogical College, 1449 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84106.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Application for Admission to Heritage Genealogical College

Intensive Genealogical Research Internships

 

First Name ______________ Middle Name ____________ Last Name __________________

 

Mailing Address _________________________________ State _____ Zip Code __________

 

Name of High School _______________________________ Graduation Date ____________

 

High School GPA _______ (attach high school transcripts) SAT Score _________ (attach proof)

 

Universities/Colleges Attended _____________________________________(college/college transcripts should be sent directly from the college/college(s) attended to Heritage Genealogical College Admissions Office)

 

College GPA _______ (attach brief resume about yourself, interests, hobbies, etc.)

 

Degree Desire: Associate _____ Bachelor ______

 

List any genealogical or historical research experience

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NOTE: Those auditing the intensive genealogical research internship courses do not need to send transcripts.  A Certificate of Completion is given to all students passing with a grade of 70% or higher.

 

Enclose $30.00 admission evaluation fee and send to Heritage Genealogical College, 1449 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84106.

 

 

 

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PLACEMENT

 

Placement Assistance will be offered by informing students of employment opportunities available at the time of graduation. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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