As you study genealogical records for clues about your family, it helps to keep detailed records of your findings. By transcribing and abstracting information, you make sure you don’t miss any tidbits that may be helpful to you later. These worksheets available to download below make it easy to do just that:
- Deed index—Grantees
- Deed index—Grantors
- Statewide marriage index
- Military records checklist
- Cemetery transcription form
- Vital records chart
- Military biography form
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For transcribing basic information from town or county deed indexes (by the recipient of property).
Transcribe basic information from town or county deed indexes (by the name of the person selling property).
Statewide Marriage Index
Record names of brides and grooms you find in a centralized statewide marriage index.
Military Records Checklist
Keep track of your search for ancestors’ military service files.
Cemetery Transcription Form
Log locations, inscriptions and descriptions for family tombstones.
Vital Records Chart
Learn when your ancestral state mandated keeping birth, marriage and death records.
Military Biography Form
Write in service information as well as genealogical information, and add a photo if you have one.
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