Are you starting to feel overwhelmed with all the names and dates of your recently discovered ancestors? Filling in a Family Tree is a great way to stay organized and to understand how everyone is connected.
To find a tree that is right for you, check out the websites below which offer free Family Tree templates. A little further down are even more great resources and ideas to help you discover, preserve and celebrate your family history!
~ Free Family Tree Templates ~
- Genealogy Beginner
Although this is a subscription based genealogy site, Genealogy Beginner offer a six-generation family tree template available for download at no charge.
- About.com: Genealogy: Free Family Tree Template
This site offers three different templates. All can be saved, filled in online and printed.
While this site charges for genealogy research software, you can find a free template as well as various other forms for staying organized.
- Irish Genealogy Toolkit
Here, again, you can find several free family tree templates and various other forms for staying organized.
This site offers a large selection of free templates. However, there is a $4 charge if you wish to edit online before downloading and printing.
~ Family History Ideas & Activities ~
Looking for a special family holiday gift? Hire a local artist to design a personalized Family Tree and give each family member a copy of their own!
Post your Family Tree to a Family Website for everyone to enjoy. To start your own website, see: ‘Tips for Starting a Family Website’.
For Family History Activities that everyone – from grandparents to grandchildren – can do together, check out: ’10 Family History Activities’. Ideal for Thanksgiving, family reunions and other family gatherings.
Your old family photos are priceless windows into your family history. For tips on preserving them, visit: ‘Preserving Old Family Photos’.
Trying to identify which ancestor is pictured in an old photo? Check out ‘How to Date Old Photos’ for tips on photo types and the dates when they were most popular.
~ Legacy Videos ~
Capture the life story of a parent or grandparent – in their own words – for your family to know and cherish.
Here at Family Line Video we produce Legacy Videos, modern-day memoirs that weave a filmed interview together with family photos, documents, maps and other memorabilia. The result is a beautiful ‘moving portrait’ capturing your loved one as they recount their life story and memories – a gift your family will treasure for generations to come.
To learn more about Legacy Videos, visit FamilyLineVideo.com.
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