Skip the handwritten notes with these fill-in-the-blanks family genealogy worksheets
Years ago on a trip to the New York City Municipal Archives, my genealogy buddy Dawn gave me Word document forms to print out. There was one for birth records, one for death records, and one for marriage records.
The forms saved us each a ton of time because we were focused on locating and writing down all the key facts.
But after 35 years at a keyboard all day, I can barely sign my name anymore. Typing, on the other hand, I can do in my sleep.
I created a series of PDF forms you can download and use repeatedly. They are fill-in-the-blanks forms you can save. When you begin using one, do a "Save As" and give it a unique name. You can return to a saved file and add more to it at any time.
|Write on the sheet or type in the field and capture the critical information.
Note: I've created several new forms since this article was first published. Let me know if you have any problems or find any errors. This group is in PDF format:
- Family Group Sheet
- 1900 U.S. Federal Census
- 1910 U.S. Federal Census
- 1920 U.S. Federal Census
- 1930 U.S. Federal Census
- 1940 U.S. Federal Census
This group is in Word format: