Family Life & History 0 – Overview

The first course begins with the personal heritage of the student both spiritually and through his/her earthly parentage. It continues with scrapbooking and writing the child’s history to the current point. The keeping of a daily journal is also encouraged.

The second course deals with the immediate family, biographing parent and siblings, as well as bringing the student’s life history up-to-date, and the continuation of daily journal writing. It also encourages the continuation or establishment of family councils.

The third course deals with the extended family – grandparents, including their biographies, testimonies, etc. as well as a continuation of the student’s personal history and daily journal writing.

The fourth course deals with the extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins – fine-tuning the student’s abilities in writing biographical sketches and doing research. He/she also keeps his history up-to-date and continues his/her daily journal writing.

Course five begins genealogical research in earnest and learning how to find, identify, and submit names for temple ordinances. This is in preparation for the student being able to attend the temple and continues into the sixth course. Personal history and daily journal writing are also included, as well as an update on previous biographies of parents, siblings, aunt, uncles, cousins and ancestors.

Course seven includes continuation of the student’s personal and family history, as well as his/her daily journal writing. The seventh course deals with TRADITIONS and uses the book: 250 Ways to Connect with Your Family. Excellent.

Course eight includes continuation of personal and family history, daily journal writing and examines the elements of an excellent home from the perspective of The Life-Giving Home – Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming. (I have rarely come across a book so full of the spirit of what a home needs to be. A true treasure.)

Courses nine and ten examine the BYU text: “Strengthening Our Families: An In-Depth Look at the Proclamation on the Family”. Personal and family history also continues as does daily journaling.

Courses eleven and twelve also consider the Proclamation on the Family from the aspect of various situations and interventions as presented in the BYU book: “Helping and Healing Our Families – Practice and Principles Inspired by ‘The Family: A Proclamation to the World.’ ” Journaling, and personal and family history work also continue through these two courses.

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