This genealogy form creates an ancestral snapshot
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The genealogy form illustrated below right is known as a pedigree or lineage form. It is one of the most widely used among researchers but it is not designed to hold all the information you have collected about your ancestry.
Instead it provides a snapshot view of your direct ancestors going back over several generations. (As you can see from the illustration, the Toolkit form covers six generations.) There is no space on this type of form for siblings or multiple marriages.
They follow a standard, easy-to-read format which is recognised the world over even by most family tree software programs.
Each chart begins with you, or the relative whose ancestry you are tracing, on the left. Information on the paternal line is entered on the upper half of the page. That for the maternal line is entered on the lower half.
These free forms can be downloaded below.
Frame your genealogy research
If you haven't yet discovered all six generations, you might prefer to create and frame a 3- or 4-generation family tree.
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You have a choice of download, depending partly on what software
Whichever option you choose, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader
This can be done with any version of Acrobat Reader.
This can only be done with Acrobat Reader version 8 and above.
You will not be able to save the completed form to your computer so you need to do all your work at one sitting.
It can be quite a mammoth task as there are 63 names to type in. That's going to take a good bit of time.