Forms to Use for Genealogy Research
These forms are intended to assist in your genealogy research. They are provided free for your personal use by EWGS. Some of the forms have been created and copyrighted by Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org. The forms are listed here for your convenience. Others are the sole property of EWGS.
ANCESTER TO-DO LIST
: Simple sheet to be used to track what needs to be done in researching your ancestor.
RESEARCH CALENDAR: The research calendar gives an account of every record source you have searched and serves as a reminder of what you have already done and where you have found pertinent information.
CORRESPONDENCE RECORD: It is important to keep track of those with whom you have corresponded, the reasons for writing, and whether or not you have already received an answer.
FAMILY GROUP SHEET: Each piece of information concerning a pedigree ancestor and his/her family is placed on a worksheet. Since the end result of your research efforts will be to compile complete, correct and connected families, the use of family group sheets from the beginning will make the compilation much easier.
SOURCE SUMMARY: It is helpful to be able to refer quickly to information you have found for a particular family and the sources of that information. Keep a separate source summary of information found for each family group.
ADOPTION FAMILY TREE CHART: While some people insist that genealogies are only meant to be genetic, most agree that the purpose of a family tree is to represent the family - whatever that family might be. In the case of adoption, the ties of love are generally stronger than ties of blood, so it is absolutely appropriate for an adoptee to research and create a family tree for their adopted family.