Hola amigos: Many people believe, myself included, that in order to know yourself and achieve what you want, you must know your roots. People who don’t look back to where they came from don’t know themselves and can’t reach their full potential or their true destination.
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Life is more enriched if you know who you really are, if you know your roots that tells you where you do come from. Ancestry and genealogy are not just about names, is your family’s blood line passed on to many generations. That’s the reason why millions of individuals are trying to trace their family’s roots through genealogy.
When you’re making your own family tree, you will need genealogy forms that would make your task much easier. Two basic forms genealogists use to record all their ancestral information are family group sheets and pedigree charts. These forms help people keep track of all information they find regarding their family’s history in a standard format that can be easily read and understood. These forms are recognized by all genealogists around the globe and the software programs of genealogy forms are all standard.
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Most people use a pedigree chart. This form starts with you and then branches out back to display your direct ancestral line. Most of the pedigree charts cover about four generations with spaces included so that you can enter important dates, marriage, place or birth, and death and even photos.
The standard format of a pedigree chart is only eight and a half by eleven inches. If you want larger forms is also possible to obtain them, these are called ancestral charts where you can enter more than four generations.
You can still make use of the standard form even if you want to do more than four generations ; just make sure that you put reference numbers so that it will be easier for you to follow your family tree.
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Another genealogy form is the family group sheet form that focuses more on the family as a single unit. The sheet also has spaces for the name of the couple, their children (if any), and fields to write down the birth, marriage, death, and even burial places of the family members. Lines are included for the children’s spouses if they get married, along with sections for sources and comments.
This form is one of the most important tools in genealogy because there is room for your ancestor’s children and their spouses. The collateral lines are very important when you’re tracing a family tree.
These forms will work best if they are used together. Once you include a marriage on the pedigree chart, you must enter it on the family sheet. The pedigree chart form offers a quick glance-look of your tree, but the family group sheet offers further details for each generation of ancestors.
Tracing your roots has never been as easy as it is now. If you want to start with your own family adventure, get both the forms of the pedigree chart and the family group sheet and start your journey. These forms are necessary to make your family tree easier and more specific. Get a copy of the forms on the Internet and happy tracing the roots that made you! Enjoy the trip. ES