Oral History and Heirloom Forms

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

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 available for download below will help you preserve those precious pieces of your family’s past:

  • Artifacts and heirlooms form
  • Tradition recording form
  • Time capsule form
  • Oral history interview record form
  • Heirloom inventory form
  • Photo inventory form
  • Home movie cataloging record form

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Artifacts and Heirlooms Form

Keep track of details about family artifacts and heirlooms not in your possession.

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Tradition Recording Form

Record information about your family’s traditions and folklore.

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Time Capsule Form

Create your own time capsule from these sample questions.

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Oral History Interview Record Form

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

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Heirloom Inventory Form

Describe the origins of your heirlooms for better integration with your family history.

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Photo Inventory Form

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

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Home Movie Cataloging Record Form

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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