Look here for sheets to keep track of family stories, traditions and treasures.




Oral History and Heirlooms

Family history isn't just about records and vital statistics—it's also about the stories, memories and traditions you want to pass on to future generations. These forms help you preserve those precious pieces of your family's past.

To download a form: Click TEXT or PDF next to the name of the form. Depending on your browser, the form will either open immediately or instruct you to save the file to your hard drive. If you open the text forms directly, you can save them to your hard drive by pulling down your File menu and selecting Save As. You can also print forms by pulling down your File menu and selecting Print.

Artifacts and heirlooms PDF | TEXT
Keep track of details about family artifacts and heirlooms not in your possession. 

Tradition recording form PDF | TEXT
Record information about your family's traditions and folklore.

Time capsules PDF | TEXT
Create your own time capsule from these sample questions.

Oral history interview record PDF 
Use this form to record pertinent information about oral history interviews you conduct.

Heirloom inventory PDF | TEXT
Describe the origins of your heirlooms for better integration with your family history.

Photo inventory PDF
Record information about your family photos—and keep track of your collection.

Home Movie Cataloging Record PDF
Use this form to record and organize information about old home movies. Keep one copy of each form with your movie collection and a second copy in a file or binder. 

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