Free Genealogy Record Worksheets

On this page, you’ll find forms for recording information from a variety of genealogical records.

7 FREE genealogy worksheets from FamilyTreeMagazine.comAs you study genealogical records for clues about your family, it helps to keep detailed records of your findings. By transcribing and abstracting information, you make sure you don’t miss any tidbits that may be helpful to you later. These worksheets available to download below make it easy to do just that:

  • Deed index—Grantees
  • Deed index—Grantors
  • Statewide marriage index
  • Military records checklist
  • Cemetery transcription form
  • Vital records chart
  • Military biography form

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Deed Index—Grantees

For transcribing basic information from town or county deed indexes (by the recipient of property).

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Deed Index—Grantors

Transcribe basic information from town or county deed indexes (by the name of the person selling property).

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Statewide Marriage Index

Record names of brides and grooms you find in a centralized statewide marriage index.

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Military Records Checklist

Keep track of your search for ancestors’ military service files.

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Cemetery Transcription Form

Log locations, inscriptions and descriptions for family tombstones.

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Vital Records Chart

Learn when your ancestral state mandated keeping birth, marriage and death records.

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Military Biography Form

Write in service information as well as genealogical information, and add a photo if you have one.

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Learn More about Genealogy Records!

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