Basic Charts and Worksheets

Every family historian needs certain staple charts and worksheets for tracking relatives and research progress. These basics belong in every genealogist's toolkit.

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.

Five-generation ancestor chart
Record your ancestors' vital stats on this standard five-generation pedigree chart.

Family group sheet

This essential form is designed for recording information about a nuclear family.

Adoptive family tree
This form has spaces for recording both a person's biological and adoptive parents.

Stepfamily tree
Use this form for recording information about stepfamilies in your ancestry.

Relationship chart
Let this chart help you figure out how a family member is related to you.

Biographical outline  
Note information on events in an ancestor's life, such as education, military service, marriage and children.


Need a Starting Point?

View's vast selection of CDs, DVDs, books + more created especially for beginner genealogist.

Check it out >>
Recent Blog Posts »
Recent Articles »

Free Genealogy Downloads

Historical Maps of Europe Premium Collection
When you buy the Historical Maps of Europe Premium Collection, you'll get the brand new Family Tree Historical Maps Book: Europe, as well as an assortment of other incredible tools to trace you ancestors back to the home country and visualize the world in which they lived--in full color.
Only available in March, this collection has a retail value of $197.95, but is yours this month only for $59.99!

They're going fast - get yours today!

©  F+W All rights reserved.