A source summary is a helpful way to be able to refer quickly to information you have found for a particular family and the sources of that information. Keep a separate source summary of information found for each family group chart. Download the source summary which you will be able to fill out on your own computer! More Information: A research log (source summary) can prove to be the most valuable forms you work on. It is here that you record the sources you have consulted and the information you were seeking. By being diligent in working on this form,
Family Group Charts provide the vital history of each family. Each piece of information concerning a pedigree ancestor and his/her family is placed on a worksheet. Since the end result of your research efforts will be to compile complete, correct and connected families, the use of family group sheets from the beginning will make the compilation much easier. Download Family Group Chart which you will be able to fill out on your own computer! More Information: These sheets can be arranged alphabetically by last name or numerically according to your family tree charts. Included on these sheets is the following
A correspondence form is the best way to record important people you have corresponded with, the reasons for writing, and whether or not you have already received an answer. The correspondence chart also provides you with a genealogical address book by ancestor. While it was originally designed as a method to keep track of letter writing, you can also use it to keep track of emails! Download the Correspondence Record which you will be able to fill out on your own computer! More Information: Once recorded, you can easily review the log and determine whether you’ve written a letter/email about
Use the free research extract sheets to summarize information which cannot be photocopied, for which there is no document in your possession, or for things such as deeds which may be time-consuming or difficult to reread quickly when you need information from the copy you have. Download the research extract sheet which you will be able to fill out on your own computer!
The research calendar gives an account of every record source you have searched and serves as a reminder of what you have already done and where you have found pertinent information. Each Research Calendar has a place to record the family name, date and source you checked and the information you found. Download the Research Calendar which you will be able to fill out on your own computer!
A blank family tree chart enables you to record the ancestors from whom you directly descend–those for whom you intend to compile a complete and correct family unit. It shows at a glance the progress you have made towards this goal and what remains to be done. Some people also consider this to be called a “pedigree chart.” The following free family tree chart is very easy to fill in, just start with yourself and work your way backwards to your oldest known ancestor. Download the printable Family Tree Chart which you will be able to fill in! On this
In genealogy, there are some forms that are basic to the hobby and it is important that you become familiar with these forms early in your project. It is on these forms that you will record all of the pieces of information you gather. Genealogy charts have long been an easy method for those beginning genealogy to keep track of their ancestry. The free genealogy charts linked below will enable you to begin development of a notebook in which you can track your ancestry as you research it. Before it becomes more then a past time project, we cannot emphasize
Census Extraction Forms are doubly valuable: not only do they allow researchers to see the format and column headings for various census years (especially if the schedules themselves are hard to read), they also provide a clean and convenient method for extracting and filing important information you find. If you are able to print out the census record, just attach it to the Census Form. The forms also provide a visual record of how the information has been collected over the years. Free U. S. 1790 Census Form Free U. S. 1800 Census Form Free U. S. 1810 Census Form