Basic Charts and Worksheets
Every family historian needs certain staple charts and worksheets for tracking relatives and research progress. These basics belong in every genealogist's toolkit.
To download a form: Click PDF (next to the name of the form. Depending on your browser, the form will either open immediately or instruct you to save the file to your hard drive. If you open the text forms directly, you can save them to your hard drive by pulling down your File menu and selecting Save As. You can also print forms by pulling down your File menu and selecting Print
General family relationships chart
This is "family graph paper". Names of family members or couples are written in boxes. Optional lines highlight the relationships. Use with generations going down or across. (We'll soon provide examples.)
Sheets for keeping track of cemeteries
These sheets are useful for people who wish to keep track of information in graveyards or sexton's records.
This sheet is fairly standard. It keeps track of research you're performing on an individual in a particular locality. (We've done a lot of work with westward-moving pioneers. This research is problematic, but these forms are the best approach we can think of.)
This sheet looks similar to the research log, but keeps track of letters you've sent to others for information. The document number refers to letters and responses you've sent out. We've not used this much, but it's invaluable for keeping track of, say, foreign correspondence.