Thursday, May 28, 2009

Free Downloadable Genealogy Charts and Forms

It's always good to have a reminder of where on the Internet we can get those forms that help us capture our research (free!) A recent post by Dick Eastman did just that.

The following article is from Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the newsletter is available at

Looking for some blank forms that you can fill in during your genealogy research? You can download free, high-quality blank forms online from several web sites and print them on your own printer.

Family Tree Magazine has a huge collection of downloadable forms on the company's web site. The forms include pedigree charts, research calendars, note-taking forms, deed indexes, research journal, correspondence logs, family group sheets and census extraction forms. You can see this impressive collection of forms at

Matt Misbach has an excellent collection of online, downloadable genealogy forums at has downloadable forms that are as nice looking as the commercially available forms. You can obtain a pedigree chart (called an Ancestral Chart), Research Calendar, Research Extract, Correspondence Chart, Source Summary and Family Group Sheet. You can do all of this at: has a collection of online forms, including U.S., British, Irish and Canadian census extraction forms, family group sheets, blank timelines and more. The forms are available at offers a number of downloadable genealogy forms, including family tree fan charts, pedigree charts, family group sheets and relationship charts. Take a look at

Canadian census forms for the 1851, 1901, 1906 and 1911 Canadian censuses may be downloaded from:

Similar forms for the 1841 through 1901 decennial U.K. censuses may be obtained at

All of the above are available free of charge.

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