61 Free Genealogy Forms

Getting organized and knowing how to address government agencies and organizations can help you get quicker, more effective results. Family Tree Magazine has created these 61 free genealogy forms that can help you access and organize your family history information. They’re available in two formats: text and portable document format (PDF).

The text versions give you the basic form structure in files you can open in your word-processing software. You can print, edit or even type your information right in the file. The PDF versions are read-only files with snazzier designs—they’re suitable for displaying or sharing your research with others.

You’ll need the free Adobe Reader to view and print the PDF forms. If you don’t already have this software, download it from Adobe.

Marriage Form

This form will help you extract information from your ancestors’ marriage indexes.

Basic Charts and Worksheets

Here, you’ll find basic reference sheets and the forms you need to get started tracing your family tree.

Research Trackers and Organizers

These forms help you keep track of your research progress and organize your genealogy files.

Census Forms

Use these sheets to record information found in US censuses.

Immigration Forms

The forms in this area are designed for transcribing details from passenger lists.

Record Worksheets

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

Oral History and Heirlooms

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

Create Your Own City Guide

Use this template to create a customized guide to genealogy research in your US ancestor’s town or city. You’ll find instructions for DIY-ing your own city guide in the September 2013 Family Tree Magazine.