Blank Family Trees & Record Forms

Making a family tree and researching the origins of your family will take some time and a good deal of organization. It is because of the need for organization in your family tree search that it is wise to use blank family tree and record forms.

When assembling information about your family's history, it is important to keep all relevant information well organized. Once the information is obtained, you won't be overwhelmed with information and likely to forget important bits of useful data. In addition, if you intend to share your research with family members and even pass it onto your children and grandchildren, you will want to assemble well-organized documents that can be understood and enjoyed by all.

Luckily, the Internet has provided us with a plethora of options when it comes to the organizational, or record keeping, part of our family history search. If you are just beginning your search, or if you are already knee-deep in family history information, it will likely greatly benefit you to utilize blank forms to record information and organize it.

There are many different types of free blank forms that have already been crafted, making it easy for you to simply fill in the data as you find it. This makes genealogical research recording a snap and is sure to keep your record-keeping neat and organized. In other words, you have no excuse for remaining well-organized throughout the process!

Blank family tree and record forms can provide you with a clear, visual aid to help you understand the links in your family and "fill in the blanks" of your family tree. You can start with the following forms:

  • Five-Generation Ancestry Chart: This chart will help you record all of the names and vital data about your ancestors and make it easy to read and understand.
  • Family Group Sheet: This sheet is a must-have because it allows you to record all the important data about a nuclear family.
  • Biographical Outline: With this helpful sheet, you can record all of the important information that makes up a family member's life, military service, education, marriage, children, place of residence, etc.

(All of these forms are available for free at Family Tree Magazine).

Other useful forms to use fall under the "oral history and heirlooms" category. Some of the forms you might consider using are:

  • Artifacts and Heirlooms Form: This form allows you to keep a detailed record of the treasures and heirlooms belonging to your family that you do not possess.
  • Tradition Recording Form: This gives you a place to detail the traditions and folklore of your family.
  • Oral History Review: You can take this sheet with you when you interview someone who is giving you an oral history. It will help you record the most important details.

(These forms are available for free at Family Tree Magazine).

As you make your way through the research process, utilizing these blank forms will help create a detailed and intelligent historical document of which you can be proud. Genealogical research is made better when thoroughness and thoughtfulness is at its core.

The great thing about using the blank forms is that they can provide you with a platform on which to build your ancestral history. You start with the building blocks of information, and then you weave them all together to create a larger project. Once you have built the platform, you can begin the process of assembling it and piecing it together. Then, you might consider using genealogy software to enter your information as to create an even broader and more lasting impression with your work. It's like building a house, and the forms are your basic foundation.

Blank Form Resources:

Use the following links for the forms indicated below are available at Family Tree Magazine (familytreemagazine.com):

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