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Form Name Form Description Course(s)
Abbreviations7 A place to list abbreviations with their meaning. Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building
Address & Telephone Directory32 A place to list addresses and other contact information. Planning a Fabulous Family Reunion
Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building
Ancestral Places17 To keep an up-to-date list of your Ancestral Places Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies
Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording
Ancestral Surnames18 To keep an up-to-date list of your Ancestral Surnames. Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies
Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording
Ancestrograph15 To track your searches for vital records/civil registrations and census records for your ancestors. Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies
Biography Synopsis19 Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies
Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording
Correspondence Log20 Record research correspondence with libraries and archives on this form. Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies
Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording
Daily Journal33 Record sources contacted and/or checked during your daily research activities. Planning a Fabulous Family Reunion
Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building
Difficult Searches 40 (2 pages) A useful form when you have reached a dead end (brickwall / roadblock) for an ancestor. Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building
Expense Journal37 Expenses will be incurred just like in any other hobby. Record your purchases and fees for stationary, forms and charts, postage, photocopies and long distance phone calls, certificates, software, website subscriptions, computer/electronic equipment, books and reference materials, etc. to control your costs. Planning a Fabulous Family Reunion
Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building
Family Group Record 16 (2 pages) A chart to record the most vital pieces of information for a husband, wife and their children. Planning a Fabulous Family Reunion
Research: Ukrainian Ancestors
Methodology - Part 1: Getting Started
Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building
Family Group Record21 To record a family group.
You have permission to copy this from for your individual personal home use. It is not to be duplicated for resale purposes or for any other purposes without prior written authorization from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.
Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies
Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording
Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1
Personal Historian: Beginning Genealogy
Family History Questionaire 22 (2 pages) Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies
Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording
Genealogical Data Collection23 Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies
Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording
Genealogical Data Collection on Spouses24 Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies
Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording
Home Survey25 Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies
Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording
How Has Your Family Changed?42 Useful form to obtain updated details from family members. Planning a Fabulous Family Reunion
Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building
Information Request43 A form providing details of requested information regarding an ancestor. Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building
Institutional Survey26 Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies
Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording
Interview Sheet102 Questions to ask living people and a place to record their answers. Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies
Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording
Interview Sheet187 Questions to ask living people and a place to record their answers.
Life History 28 (2 pages) Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies
Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording
Location36 This form assists in showing ancestors and/or descendants who lived in one particular place at any given time Planning a Fabulous Family Reunion
Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building
Microform Order Log for FSC29 To keep track of FamilySearch Center microforms ordered. Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies
Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording
My Ancestors34 To keep an alphabetical listing of ancestors to make it easier for you to find a required personís information. The form does not have the letters of the alphabet indicated. Start off by alphabetically labelling copied sheets of this form in the upper corner. Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building
My Ancestors' Descendants35 To keep an alphabetical listing of ancestors' descendants to make it easier for you to find a required personís information. The form does not have the letters of the alphabet indicated. Start off by alphabetically labelling copied sheets of this form in the upper corner. Planning a Fabulous Family Reunion
Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building
Numbers Chart 30 (1-1000) Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies
Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording
Online Search31 Track your online searches for your ancestors using this form. Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies
Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording
Pedigree Chart 11 (without numbers) A chart to record an ancestorís factual information (i.e. dates and locations of births/christenings, marriages, and deaths/burials) from one father and mother to the next father and mother. Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building
Pedigree Chart 14 (5 Generations) A chart to record an ancestorís factual information (i.e. dates and locations of births/christenings, marriages, and deaths/burials) from one father and mother to the next father and mother. Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies
Research: Ukrainian Ancestors
Methodology - Part 1: Getting Started
Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building
Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording
Pedigree Chart 151 (with cross-reference) A chart to record an ancestorís factual information (i.e. dates and locations of births/christenings, marriages, and deaths/burials) from one father and mother to the next father and mother. Methodology - Part 1: Getting Started
Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building
Pedigree Chart96 (5 Generations) A chart to record an ancestorís factual information (i.e. dates and locations of births/christenings, marriages, and deaths/burials) from one father and mother to the next father and mother.
Pedigree Chart186 (5 Generations) A chart to record an ancestorís factual information (i.e. dates and locations of births/christenings, marriages, and deaths/burials) from one father and mother to the next father and mother.
Personal Diary38 A personal diary to record some of the important events in your life. Write down not only the event and the date, but also describe in detail what was going on. Make notes of your thoughts and reflections of those events. Planning a Fabulous Family Reunion
Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building
Precious Documents Inventory45 Ask everyone you talk to, or write to, about precious family documents in their possession. Family members cannot all be expected to hand over unique documents or photographs or artefacts to you. Offer to photocopy or photograph the items. List all special documents, photos, letters and family mementoes you have collected on this form. Planning a Fabulous Family Reunion
Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building
Probate Abstract97 A form to assist you with extracting information from probate files. Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies
Questionaire Sheet For Deceased Relative98 (2 pages) Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies
Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording
Research Activity13 Every book, family document, microfilm, microfiche, newspaper, etc., you look at should be listed on the Research Activity form. This will prevent duplicate searches. It will also provide a reference to verify if certain documents have not yet been checked. You may wish to keep one Research Activity log for each ancestor (as on our form) or make it more generic for one family surname. Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building
Research Checklist 44 (2 pages) How can you possibly remember what research you have done for each of your ancestors? This checklist is a tool you can return to, time and again, to ensure you have covered all bases and possible sources. Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building
Research Ideas Log99 Compile your ideas on further sources to search in this form. Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies
Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording
Research Log100 List of all the work you have done on a particular family in this chart. Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies
Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording
Resource Centres & Websites39 Use this form to keep track of all the special places where you go to do research. You can list the specific types of record or documents each place holds. Include hours of operation and when you were there. Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building
Special Family Memento41 Special family mementoes such as souvenirs, antiques, artefacts, china, needlework, jewellery, military items, etc. whether the item is in your possession or not, a record of its existence should be made. Complete one form for each item you come across during your research. Planning a Fabulous Family Reunion
Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building
Storage Location8 Provides a list of storage locations and what is stored in each location. Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building
Surname Decent Chart101 Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies
Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording
Terminology185 Use this form to record any unfamiliar or unusual terminology you may come across in your research. Research: Colonial New England Ancestors
 
 

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