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This genealogy form creates an ancestral snapshot

Printable genealogy forms. Pedigree form. Lineage chart. Free genealogy forms. Six generations.

Six-generation pedigree form

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.

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See download options below

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

When completed, this pedigree form looks really impressive framed and hung on the wall.

If you haven't yet discovered all six generations, you might prefer to create and frame a 3- or 4-generation family tree.

Choose a family tree template from my exclusive range.

You have a choice of download, depending partly on what software
you have on your computer and partly on how you want to use
the pedigree form.

Whichever option you choose, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader
installed on your computer.

Option 1:

Print the form and fill in your ancestors' details by hand.

This can be done with any version of Acrobat Reader.

Option 2:

Fill in the form on screen and print off the completed chart.

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.

Where next?

  • More free family history forms to help your research move along.
  • Genealogy software programs.

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