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Genealogy Stories Kit (30 Sheets)

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The Genealogy Stories Kit can help preserve family stories, personal characteristics, and special connections - the type of information that is seldom found online, but is so important to understanding family dynamics and researching ancestry. We custom designed these forms based on requests from genealogists and family historians. The kit includes:

  • Genealogy dossier (10 sheets, double-sided)
  • Visual family group sheet (5 sheets)
  • Extended family branches worksheet (5 sheets)
  • Extended family notes (5 sheets)
  • Five-generation pedigree chart (5 sheets)
  • Instructions

Use the worksheets to track family branches and improve your research. Or, fill out the charts and share them with relatives. Use them in family history classes, family reunions, or other events in which you can share trusted information about your ancestors and branches of the family.

How to use the genealogy stories kit

Genealogy Dossier

Tell the story of your ancestor with facts, information about family origins, growing up, and moves/migration (we recommend using specific addresses and the years if possible). The dossier also includes spaces for personal characteristics such as interests and appearance, and notes about family life including relationships that may not be recorded elsewhere (mentors, godparents, etc.) Jobs, schools, language, religious upbringing, military service, civic participation, and even "quirks" can be added to the sheet!

Visual Family Worksheet

Chart three generations of a single family, including 2 parents, 12 children, 4 grandparents, and 8 siblings of each parent. This is a great way to visualize extended family, including connections to other branches. Use multiple sheets and cross-reference as needed.

Five-Generation Pedigree Chart

Use this pedigree chart to track your (or an ancestor’s) 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8 great-grandparents, and 16 great-great-grandparents. The chart contains fields for recording birth, death, and marriage information. All names are numbered for easy cross-referencing.

Extended Family Branch Worksheet

Track branches of an extended family as children get married and start their own families. Branch/surname can be basic ("Smith") or reference locations or people ("Abraham Smith", "Chicago Smiths"). Years/generation can list a range of years (1912-1946) or numerals (2nd, II, 2). The "No." field is for your own referencing system (numbers, letters, roman numerals, etc.) Use the Location/notes field for towns or regions, or other tracking information.

Extended Family Notes

Establish a "big picture" view of the entire extended family, from key members of the clan to the impact of historical events. Personal events might include accidents, major moves, court cases, business successes, or other events that changed the family's trajectory.