During the research of your family, you will find it easier to keep track of your information with a variety of different charts. Below is a list of some of the basic charts you will use and a brief explanation of what they are used for.


Chart List

  • Pedigree Chart: Keeps track of ancestral lines
  • Family Group Sheets: Puts individuals in a family unit. Connecting parents to children as well as siblings to each other.
  • Research Calendar: Lets you know which records you have searched and which records still need to be searched
  • Correspondence Record: Lets you keep track of individuals and places you have contacted
  • Source Summary: Keeps track of the sources you have searched as well as the purpose of your search.