I have been using my own forms for genealogy for sometime now and thought to share them with you. If you click on the highlighted name for the form you can print or download any or all of these pdf’s.
When I started doing this 30 years ago it was all about the paper trail. I often would go through a whole microfilm of parish records and extract all the individuals with the same family name I am working on.
Mini Family Group sheets
This mini Family group sheet is very handy for keeping track of families when extracting lots of individuals from a single source The one shown here is for the paternal line hence blue. I also have a form in redfor the maternal lines. Other colors include green and yellow.
The Relationship chart is one I keep in the front of each of my binders. I have seen several different ones but found the instructions confusing. I hope that this is easy to follow and will therefore be used more often.
Here is the Relationship Chart updated to include the DNA range (low-high) cM for each relationship.
Another form I use a lot is my Document Log. This is also available in other colors. Red, yellow, green. This log lets me see at a glance where the holes in the story of an individual are and where next I should focus my research.
The binder Index is the front Page on all my binders as a reference to how the binder is set up.