Fill-in forms help capture information. Find the forms that help with the way you like to work. The following forms are samples that have been gathered from other websites.
These and many other types of forms can be found at websites like those listed here:
Includes forms for transcribing US Federal Census, Immigration/Ship Lists, and Military Draft Registration.
Ancestry.com is a subscribtion site, but the forms area is free.
My favorite forms are PDF fill-in forms. These forms allow you to type (rather than handwrite) your information and then save it within the form; no handwriting headaches!
(The writeable areas will look blue when the form is displayed in most PDF readers. The Microsoft Edge browser PDF capability does NOT support fill-in forms at this time.)
Download the base form to your computer or tablet. Whenever you are ready to fill it in for a particular person or family, make a copy of the form and rename it to the name of that individual or family. Be consistant with your file naming so that these computer files are easy to find. For example:
PDF fill-in forms listed below are marked with an "*".
From DAR.org. Classic four generation pedigree chart as a PDF Fill-in Form.
From Mid-Continent Public Library. Single page PDF fill-in form for an individual.
A variation of an individual worksheet. This one includes spaces for each of the US Federal Censuses from 1790 to 1940.
From the Puget Sound Genealogical Society. A checklist of possible resource to research for a particular person.
A checklist of possible resource to research for a particular person. A different variation of the previous checklist.
From Mid-Continent Public Library. A two page PDF fill-in form. File out one Family Unit Chart per Marriage/Pair. When a child marries, create a new Family Chart for that new Family. If a person gets re-married after a death or divorce, create a new Family Chart.
What resources have you checked and when did you last check them? Use this PDF fill-in form to keep track of searches for this particular objective.
Sending out information requests via regular mail or email are part of the research process. Use this form to keep track of which requests are still outstanding, what results you have received, etc.