Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tuesday's Tip - use FREE Genealogy Forms to Organize your Search

This week's Tuesday's Tip is:  Use FREE genealogy forms to organize your collected records, and your search.

There are several websites with FREE genealogy forms available.  for instance:

*  Family Tree Magazine (http://www.familytreemagazine.com/info/researchforms)  has many different types of forms - including a research calendar, note-taking, online database tracker, repository checklist, research worksheet, correspondence log, article reading list, book reading list, and a book wish list.

*  Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/charts/census.aspx) has blank U.S. census forms, and links to seven basic forms, plus links to England/Wales and Canadian census forms.

*  The About.com Genealogy site (http://genealogy.about.com/od/free_charts/Free_Genealogy_Charts_Forms_Family_Tree_Chart.htm) has links to many other websites with free genealogy forms. 

Most of the charts and forms are provided in PDF format, so the user can download them and print them, then write in them. 

I tend to create my own form in my word processor by using the good ideas of others and adapt them to my needs.  In a word processor, I am not limited to a set form length and can add content to whichever field I choose.


Geolover said...

Rootsweb also offers free forms for Census (US and UK and Canada), and genealogical research aids including research calendars


Patti said...

I am new to genealogy, and this is my first visit to your blog. Thank you very much for this information. It's most helpful.

Cathy said...

Useful free genealogy forms. Thank you.