Thursday, October 16, 2008

Free Extraction Forms

At this point, if you have been following these posts in order, you have:

1. Conducted oral history interviews.
2. Gathered photographs and historical documents and digitized them.
3. Uploaded the items above to your free Heritage Makers account for safe keeping.
. Learned how to fill out a Pedigree Chart and a Family Group Sheet.
5. Learned how to use PAF 5.2

Now you are ready to learn how to locate resources which document the life of an ancestor. Before we proceed, there are a few extraction forms which will help you keep track and be able to see all the details you will find on public documents. Using extraction forms will help you see what information is still needed and keep you from duplicating you research efforts.

People tend to get a little lax when it comes to using extraction forms, but they have enabled me to focus my time and resources, and I have found much success in locating resources which I had no idea existed.

I have linked my favorite types of forms below. They are available free at Family Tree Magazine.

Census Extraction Forms:
1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850

1860 1870 1880 1900 1910 1920 1930

Census Checklist: Click Here

Record Worksheets:
Deed Index-Grantees Deed Index-Grantors

State-Wide Marriage Index
Military Records Checklist

Cemetery Transcription Form Vital Records Chart

Oral History and Heirlooms

Artifacts and Heirlooms

Tradition Recording Form

Time Capsules

Oral History Interview Record