Forms & charts

Free Printable Family History Forms and Charts.

Utilizing these free family history forms will assist in getting organized when starting research and remain organized throughout it. They serve as essential tools of any family historian; by keeping records of findings and sources you’ll avoid problems of confusion or data overload further along.

This selection of free genealogy forms and charts covers all essential stationery needed by genealogist, both professional and amateur alike. Each document can be printed easily from PDF format.

These forms and charts are organized under three headings: Getting Started, which features essential forms for those just getting started in genealogy research; Moving On for more advanced charts, and Census containing direct transcriptions from Irish census returns.

Following these links will take you directly to a brief explanation on how each free family history form can best be utilized, along with a link where you can download it.

Assemble Your Details These free blank genealogy forms will assist in collecting and filling in details about your parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.

Your mother’s (maternal family) and your father’s (paternal family) forms are provided separately.

Too often in genealogy research we overlook what should be obvious. Living relatives can provide invaluable details that bring family history alive.

Your goal should be to coax out as much information from them as possible, with these helpful hints on how to prepare for an interview with family.

Below is a list of interview questions designed to uncover family history via your relatives.

Have you been having difficulty sorting out the relationships among ancestors? This free family history chart may provide the answers.

It’s a relationship chart and it can help you distinguish your second cousins from your first cousins.

Moving Forward These family history forms are known as Biographical Outlines.

Create one for each of your ancestors and add details as and when more is discovered.

These family tree forms, commonly referred to as Family Group Record charts, can be used for recording all basic genealogical details (birth, marriage, spouse name and date of death etc) about each member of a family unit (parents and their offspring).

The Family Tree Worksheet records every aspect of an individual’s life.

An Ancestor Exploration Checklist serves as a prompt to uncover more details of an ancestor’s life beyond simple genealogical records.

Not every branch needs one of these, but they add depth to your direct ancestors and maybe some of the more remarkable characters you might meet along the way.

These six-generation genealogy forms, commonly referred to as Pedigree forms, are among the most challenging you’ll come across!

Pedigree charts reveal where your research gaps lie, helping you focus on where to direct your genealogy search efforts.

These free family history forms can help you organize information from microfiche or on-screen census copies.

One form is designed for the 1901 all-Ireland census while another covers 1911 all-Ireland census. You might wish to print off multiple copies of each so they are ready whenever a long research session arises.

By taking full advantage of these free family history forms and charts, you will always be able to quickly double check your facts without needing to redo elements of your research. Furthermore, using these forms and charts should allow you to sleep at night knowing you won’t forget any vital pieces of data you just collected in your Irish ancestry search!

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