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!