Organizing the genealogy information you collect as you research your family history is critical. Otherwise, you run the risk of losing a piece of data that took you hours, weeks, or even months to find. Genealogy software can be a lifesaver, but you might find yourself in a situation where you need to record data and don't have access to a computer at the moment. And scraps of paper just won't do.
Fortunately, there are several free charts that you can download, print out, and take with you while researching, allowing you to record family data quickly and clearly.
The pedigree chart, also known as a family tree, is a form on which you can record the names and birth/death dates of several generations of ancestors. Check out these charts and download the one that best meets your needs:
Rhonda R. McClure is a professional genealogist who began the search for her personal family tree 20 years ago through genealogy courses and conferences. Today she is an author and national lecturer guiding other newcomers through this exciting hobby.