Free family tree charts, forms and genealogy templates
you get started in genealogy you will quickly find you need
a way to help keep track of all your information. The easiest
way I have found is to use family tree charts and research
checklists. I like to use printable charts and forms in family
notebooks so I can spread out on the table and see what I
have learned and figure out what I need to research next.
This way it is easy make notes and take a complete family
notebook when going to the genealogy library. A family notebook
also makes a nice present for a family member. You can print
out the family forms you need and include pictures, poems,
etc.. for a memorable gift!
Research Note Keeping:
I do is to keep a separate notebook for each family name.
In each one I will put a research check list form to keep
track of what types of research I have done for each family
ancestor. I will also have a list of who I have written and
what for - such as courthouses, churches, funeral homes, family
members, etc.. Included in my notebooks are family group sheets,
pedigree charts, clear sleeves for documents, pockets for
printed information and blank paper for notes.
Genealogy Charts and Forms:
Genealogy Research Checklist
Keep track of what kinds of vital records you have located
on each family member. This handy list covers individual birth
and death records, marriage, military records, court records,
census records, land grants and deeds, immigration, naturalization,
voting, newspaper articles, etc...
Family Group Sheet
This form helps you organize your ancestors by family group.
The family group sheet records each family member, spouse,
parents, children, birth, death and marriage and place names.
You will be needing many of these so print several!
You family tree at a glance. This form records your family
tree going back 4 generations per sheet.