The following files are in Adobe Acrobat's PDF format.

The Story of Me
Filling out this questionnaire about your own life is a great way to get started on tracking your family’s history.

Pedigree Chart
The most commonly used diagram to show an individual's direct ancestors (parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc.) Brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles are not included in this chart.

Family Pyramid
The family pyramid is more flexible than a pedigree chart and is a great way to show all the ancestors that lead to you!

Family Fan
Another more flexible alternative to the pedigree chart.

Family Group Sheet
A worksheet used to organize information about all the members of your family, including the many who do not get entered on your pedigree chart. Use these sheets to record information about siblings, cousins, uncles, aunts, and any other relatives who are not direct ancestors.

Genealogical Jewels
A list that gives you hints for where to look for important family information.

Good Questions for Family Interviews
To get the most out of a family interview, you have to ask the right questions. Here are some good categories and sample questions to focus on during your chat.

Correspondence Log
Use this chart to keep track of all the family members from whom you’ve requested interviews, photographs, etc.

Abstract of Citizenship Papers
An abstract will help you focus on the key information provided in each document you find. You can download this abstract for citizenship papers and use it as a model for other abstracts (birth and death certificates, land records, etc.)