This new 2020 edition of the popular FAMILY HISTORY RECORD BOOK has been improved in response to feedback from users.
This book is...
- A workbook to fill in.
- A clear, concise, and portable record of your family history research progress.
- An index, or table of contents, to summarise your current knowledge.
- Valuable for all family historians, from beginner to advanced.
- Useful to highlight gaps, and shape your priorities as you undertake further research.
This book is NOT...
- A family history tutorial or starter pack.
- A replacement for genealogy software, websites, or detailed sheets and templates.
Each person has an ahnentafel number. You are the root person - number 1.
Your parents are numbers 2 and 3, and your grandparents are numbers 4, 5, 6, and 7.
Ahnentafel numbers are a great way to file, tag, and organise all your family history documents and photographs.
There is an ahnentafel index at the beginning of the book.
You can add your ancestors' names to the index, to help you to navigate to a particular ancestor.
What is on the pages?
There is space to record key information for yourself or a research subject, and 62 direct ancestors.
The double page spreads are arranged as family groups.
For each couple the marriage or union is on the left, and the children of that union on the right.
There is space provided to add further notes of your choice, such as addresses or military history.
At the foot of each page there are check boxes for key evidence you have obtained.
- A civil birth certificate, and a church birth or naming record.
- A civil marriage certificate, and a church marriage record.
- A civil death certificate, and a burial or cremation record.
- Any available census or register returns, including the 1921 Census and 1939 Register.
- Proof of relationship established via a DNA match.
These checkboxes are designed to reflect typical documents available in England.