Researching your family history can be fun and very exciting. Finding little gems of information along the way sparks an even greater desire to learn more. Before you know it, you can become completely overwhelmed and frustrated with all the tidbits you have accumulated. The best way to alleviate these feelings is to organize your information and document your findings.

Learning to organize is vital to the process of researching. I do use online tools constantly and couldn’t do without cloud-based storage for all of my findings; but, call me old-fashioned if you like, I still want a certain amount of hard copy documents to track my research.

Feel free to download the forms below to help you track your research.

Relationship Chart
Use this chart to take the confusion out of all those cousin connections.

Five Generation Family Tree Chart
Five Generation Chart PDF Fillable Form
Use this chart to record names and dates vital to your first five generations.

Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet PDF Fillable Form
The Family Group Sheets are use to record vital information on each family unit. These serve as the base for exploring individuals in the family.

Research Checklist
Keep up with what records you have found on an individual by using the Research Checklist.

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