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Basic Charts and Worksheets

Five-Generation Ancestor Chart
Record your ancestors' vital stats on this standard five-generation pedigree chart.
Family Group Sheet
This essential form is designed for recording information about a nuclear family.
Adoptive family tree
This form has spaces for recording both a person's biological and adoptive parents.
Step-Family tree
Use this form for recording information about step-families in your ancestry.
Relationship chart
Let this chart help you figure out how a family member is related to you.
Biographical outline
Information on events such as education, military service, marriage and children.

Census Forms

1790 Census Worksheet 1880 Census Worksheet
1800 and 1810 Census Worksheet 1884 Michigan Census Worksheet
1820 Census Worksheet 1900 Census Worksheet
1830 Census Worksheet 1910 Census Worksheet
1840 Census Worksheet 1920 Census Worksheet
1850 Census Worksheet  (incl. slave schedule) 1930 Census Worksheet
1860 Census Worksheet  (incl. slave schedule) 1940 Census Worksheet   NEW
1870 Census Worksheet    

Imigration Forms

Customs List 1821-1882  Passenger List 1907-1913
Customs List 1883-1897  Passenger List 1913-1917 
Passenger List 1897-1903  Passenger List 1917-1942 
Passenger List 1903-1907    

Record Worksheets

  Deed index—Grantees
For transcribing basic information from town or county deed indexes (by the recipient of property).
Deed index—Grantors
Transcribe basic information from town or county deed indexes (by the name of the person selling property).
Statewide marriage index
Record names of brides and grooms you find in a centralized statewide marriage index.
Military records checklist
Keep track of your search for ancestors' military service files. 
Cemetery transcription form
Log locations, inscriptions and descriptions for family tombstones.
Vital records chart
Learn when your ancestral state mandated keeping birth, marriage and death records. 
Military biography form
Write in service information as well as genealogical information, and add a photo if you have one. 

Research Trackers and Organizers

Research calendar
A classic research organizer that'll help you keep track of materials you've searched.  
Note-taking form 1
Designed for filing your notes by surname and record type: "ROBINSON: Census Records."
Note-taking form 2
Designed for filing your notes by couple or family group: "John and Mary Jones."
Online Database Search Tracker
Use this form to track searches in Ancestry.com and other online genealogy databases. You'll avoid repeating fruitless searches, and, by methodically changing one search term at a time, increase your chances of finding the record you need.
Repository checklist
Plan a research trip by recording details about the archive or library you intend to visit.
Research journal
Here, list sources you've checked or plan to check. 
Research worksheet
This sheet is ideal for tracking research on long-lost relatives or 20th-century ancestors.
Table of contents
On this form, list the documents in a file folder so you can find them quickly.
Correspondence log
Keep track of general research requests you send to libraries and archives.
Family correspondence log
Organize research requests sent to and from family members.
Article reading list
Catalog genealogy articles you want to read or refer to later.
Research checklist of books
List books you want to check for your ancestors' names.
Book wish list
Make a checklist of genealogy books you'd like to buy or borrow.

Research Materials

  Researching Your Civil War Ancestors
War of Succession, War of North Aggression, War Between the States, War for Southern Independence.  By Curt B. Witcher - Manager, Special Collections & Genealogy Center, Allen County Public Library.
Preparing For Your First Trip to the Allen County Public Library
Howto prepare you for your first trip to the ACPL and what you can expect from the 2nd largest genealogical resource in the country.
Organizing Your Digital Genealogy Files
Suggestions on how you can organize all of the different files you have stored on your computer.

Web Browsers

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Mozilla Firefox   Apple Safari 
  Microsoft Internet Explorer    

Miscellaneous

Adobe Reader Genealogical Codicil
Add this document to your Will to help protect your genealogical legacy.
       
       

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