Genealogy Documentation

This is a really long post, probably one of my longest ever!

I’ve always had a slight interest in Genealogy, but with the amount of aunts, uncles, and cousins I have, no typical family history book could hold and organize the information. Now this format is great for gathering information, but doesn’t allow for the tree format.

This is best done on the computer in some sort of word processing program. A word processing program also allows for you to insert bullet points or insert a formal outline for organization.

Feel free to copy and paste this outline and use it for yourselves. You can fill in and delete where necessary.

The Nuclear Family

Husband:

  1. DOB & where
  2. Marriage date & where
  3. DOD & where

Wife:

  1. DOB & where
  2. DOD & where

Child 1:

  1. DOB & where
  2. DOD & where

Child 2:

  1. DOB & where
  2. DOD & where

Husband’s Parents and Siblings

Father:

  1. DOB & where
  2. Marriage & where
  3. DOD & where

Mother:

  1. DOB & where
  2. DOD & where

Sibling 1:

  1. DOB & where
  2. DOD & where

Husband’s Paternal Grandparents

Grandfather:

  1. DOB & where
  2. Marriage & where
  3. DOD & where

Grandmother:

  1. DOB & where
  2. DOD & where

Aunts  & Uncles (The rest of the information will be filled in in another section.)

Names & DOB & where

Husband’s Maternal Grandparents

Grandfather:

  1. DOB & where
  2. Marriage & where
  3. DOD & where

Grandmother:

  1. DOB & where
  2. DOD & where

Aunts & Uncles (The rest of the information will be filled in in another section.)

Names & DOB & where

Husband’s Paternal Aunts, Uncles & Cousins

Aunt 1:

  1. DOD & where
  2. Marriage & where & to whom
  3. Children

Uncle 1:

  1. DOD & where
  2. Marriage & where & to whom
  3. Children

Aunt 2:

  1. DOD & where
  2. Marriage & where & to whom
  3. Children

Uncle 2:

  1. DOD & where
  2. Marriage & where & to whom
  3. Children

Husband’s Maternal Aunts, Uncles & Cousins

Aunt 1:

  1. DOD & where
  2. Marriage & where & to whom
  3. Children

Uncle 1:

  1. DOD & where
  2. Marriage & where & to whom
  3. Children

Aunt 2:

  1. DOD & where
  2. Marriage & where & to whom
  3. Children

Uncle 2:

  1. DOD & where
  2. Marriage & where & to whom
  3. Children

Husband’s Nieces & Nephews

Niece 1:

  1. DOB & where
  2. Marriage & where
  3. DOD & where

Nephew 1:

  1. DOB & where
  2. Marriage & where
  3. DOD & where

Niece 2:

  1. DOB & where
  2. Marriage & where
  3. DOD & where

Nephew 2:

  1. DOB & where
  2. Marriage & where
  3. DOD & where

Wife’s Parents

Father:

  1. DOB & where
  2. Marriage & where
  3. DOD & where

Mother:

  1. DOB & where
  2. DOD & where

Sibling 1:

  1. DOB & where
  2. DOD & where

Wife’s Paternal Grandparents

Grandfather:

  1. DOB & where
  2. Marriage & where
  3. DOD & where

Grandmother:

  1. DOB & where
  2. DOD & where

Aunts & Uncles (The rest of the information will be filled in in another section.)

Names & DOB & where

Wife’s Maternal Grandparents

Grandfather:

  1. DOB & where
  2. Marriage & where
  3. DOD & where

Grandmother:

  1. DOB & where
  2. DOD & where

Aunts & Uncles (The rest of the information will be filled in in another section.)

Names & DOB & where

Wife’s Paternal Aunts, Uncles & Cousins

Aunt 1:

  1. DOD & where
  2. Marriage & where & to whom
  3. Children

Uncle 1:

  1. DOD & where
  2. Marriage & where & to whom
  3. Children

Aunt 2:

  1. DOD & where
  2. Marriage & where & to whom
  3. Children

Uncle 2:

  1. DOD & where
  2. Marriage & where & to whom
  3. Children

Wife’s Maternal Aunts, Uncles & Cousins

Aunt 1:

  1. DOD & where
  2. Marriage & where & to whom
  3. Children

Uncle 1:

  1. DOD & where
  2. Marriage & where & to whom
  3. Children

Aunt 2:

  1. DOD & where
  2. Marriage & where & to whom
  3. Children

Uncle 2:

  1. DOD & where
  2. Marriage & where & to whom
  3. Children

Wife’s Nieces & Nephews

Niece 1:

  1. DOB & where
  2. Marriage & where
  3. DOD & where

Nephew 1:

  1. DOB & where
  2. Marriage & where
  3. DOD & where

Niece 2:

  1. DOB & where
  2. Marriage & where
  3. DOD & where

Nephew 2:

  1. DOB & where
  2. Marriage & where
  3. DOD & where

Other Information and/or Fun Stories

I’ve found it helps to organize information. Hope it helps you too!

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Samantha
    Oct 16, 2015 @ 11:09:43

    I need to send this to my mom, she loves this stuff! You’re right, being organized is really helpful.

    Reply

    • caendicott
      Oct 16, 2015 @ 11:12:25

      Thank you for stopping by! Yes, please, forward the blog link to your mom or copy and paste the template and send it to her. I hope it helps!

      Reply

  2. Leah
    Oct 16, 2015 @ 14:53:21

    This is great! I am a genealogy nut, and this is helpful!

    Reply

  3. Vi Dotter
    Oct 17, 2015 @ 09:16:19

    Nice share. Sometimes the things we love – that’s the most obvious to share, but we have no idea how valid it would be to others. I am sure this will be helpful to many.

    Reply

  4. candy
    Sep 21, 2016 @ 11:47:40

    I am really into family history and have been able to go back 14 generations on my dads side. Working on my mothers now, plus hubby side.

    Reply

    • caendicott
      Sep 22, 2016 @ 09:13:47

      I need to do my paternal grandmother’s side. I have all the stuff for all the other branches, but this one.

      Reply

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