10 Places to Find the Free Genealogy Printables You Need

10 Places to Find the Free Genealogy Printables You Need

By Kate Jackson

Looking for free printables to aid in your genealogy research? The right printable chart, form, template or worksheet can do wonders for any family historian hoping to get organized or break down a frustrating brick wall.

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Whether you need a way to keep track of your census research, create a family tree to place in a family binder or scrapbook, or are putting together a biography of an individual ancestor – family history printables can help you take your research to a new level. We’ve rounded up free and easy-to-access collections from around the web so you’ll always have the right genealogy chart, form or worksheet right at your fingertips.

Note: All of the genealogy printables linked to in this list are completely free. Some sites have made their forms available for immediate download or printing, while other sites will send access to the chart or form to your inbox once you have entered your email address.

Let’s get started!

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Ten Places to Find the Right (Free) Genealogy Printable Fast

1. Ancestry

Free genealogy printables, ancestry.com ancestral chart

You can add printables to the list of valuable, free genealogy resources that can be turned up on Ancestry. These basic forms should cover plenty of ground for the family historian just getting started with their research. 

Look for these genealogy printables by following the link above:

  • Ancestral chart
  • Research calendar
  • Research extract sheets
  • Correspondence record
  • Family group sheet
  • Source summary
  • US, UK, and Canadian census forms

2. Midwest Genealogy Center

In addition to an impressive, and huge, genealogy research center that features nearly a million on-site materials and tons of free resources for researching family history, the Midwest Genealogy Center also hosts digital collections and free genealogy resources on its website – including a good selection of no-cost family history forms.

You’ll find these templates and forms:

  • Four and six generation charts
  • Family unit chart
  • Individual worksheet
  • Extended family chart
  • Research log + checklist
  • Kids family history printables
  • Blank US census forms 1790-1940

3. FamilySearch

Free genealogy printables, familysearch census form

This is the FamilySearch Wiki for genealogy research forms. The first part of the Wiki covers free forms available from FamilySearch – it also lists other sites that offer free printables for family history, including some resources that we also mention in this article. This expansive Wiki includes a wide variety of charts, forms, worksheets, and other printables.

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Here’s what you’ll find:

  • US, UK, and Canadian census worksheets
  • Pedigree charts
  • Research log
  • Ancestor to-do list
  • Analysis charts
  • Timelines
  • Family record sheets
  • Library research assessment form
  • More

4. The U.S. National Archives

You’re probably already using the US National Archives free collections of immigration, military, census, land records and more. Need another reason to love NARA? It has a solid selection of free printable forms and charts to use in your genealogy research. 

Look for these offerings:

  • Ancestral chart
  • Family group sheet
  • Federal census forms
  • Nonpopulation census forms
  • 1880 census supplemental forms
  • Immigration forms
  • Military forms

5. Fuzzy Ink Stationery

free genealogy printables, Fuzzy Ink Stationery genealogy worksheet

Fuzzy Ink Stationery specializes in helping family historians write their family stories and transform them into elegantly designed, shareable keepsakes. In addition to the fun resources in the shop, this site offers two beautifully designed bundles for free.

6. FamilyTreeTemplates

This site is devoted to offering all kinds of genealogy-related printables. The big highlight is the huge variety of blank family tree templates – you can sort charts by number of generations or by style of template. All PDF versions are completely free to use. 

You’ll discover these genealogy printables:

  • Up to 12 generation family trees
  • Fan, bow tie, hourglass, radial, circular family trees
  • Family trees for kids
  • Oral history interview tracker
  • Cemetery maps
  • Research summary
  • Online search tracker
  • Family unit history
  • Ancestor sheet
  • Research checklist
  • Much more

7. Family Tree Magazine

Family Tree Magazine has put together a collection of 61 different genealogy forms, some very basic and other more detailed, but all of them are free to use and print. 

Here are some of the options:

  • Basic charts and worksheets
  • Research trackers and organizers
  • Census forms
  • Immigration forms
  • Oral history and heirlooms forms

8. ObituariesHelp

Free genealogy printables, obituarieshelp.org

This basic resource site offers a wide selection of free family tree printables in a variety of styles, sizes, and layouts. Here you can choose from over 120 different family tree templates and charts in an easy-to-download format. 

Some of the printables you’ll find are:

  • Multi-generation pedigree charts
  • Multi-generation family trees
  • Scrapbook family tree charts
  • Extra-large family tree charts
  • Family tree templates for kids

9. Cindi’s List

Cindi’s List has long been a trusted resource for the family historian. It also happens to be a great place to find free printable genealogy forms, charts, and worksheets from all around the digital world.

You’ll find the following options and more:

  • Pedigree charts
  • Family data sheets
  • Family group sheets
  • Research plan template
  • Timelines

10. Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness 

With almost 1,000 volunteers in 28 countries, this volunteer organization is on a mission to help other family historians by obtaining records and documents for researchers unable to reach a certain location. They also have many blank, printable genealogy forms available to use for free.

Printables available are:

  • Ancestral chart
  • Research extract chart
  • Correspondence record chart
  • Family group sheet
  • Research calendar 

Free Genealogy Printables Bonus Resource: Pinterest

Free genealogy printables, pinterest family tree search

We couldn’t put together a list of the best places to find free genealogy printables without mentioning Pinterest! This visual search engine houses tons of power for the family historian, including the ability to pull up a wide variety of options for any kind of printable – whatever your research needs.

We love Pinterest for genealogy so much, we wrote a whole article about it – find out why you need Pinterest in your genealogy research life!

And don’t forget to check out our own unique and free family trees – they’re great for kids to beginners to experts. You can find them right here.

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Kate Jackson is the Associate Editor of Family History Daily

Image: A Merchant Marine calls at the Seaman’s Service Center, New York City, for advice. 1920. Library of Congress

3 thoughts on “10 Places to Find the Free Genealogy Printables You Need”

  1. I have my family history just want a family chart for parent and 6 children that I can type on from computer and print off on my printer

  2. If I may recommend forms I designed, I have a system of forms that all work together called the B&F Forms System. These include an Ancestor Form, Family Form, Sibling Form, Ancestor Location Form, US Immigrant Census Form, and a Form Index Sheet to organize them all. You can read about them and download them at bloodandfrogs dot com and select Forms in the menu.

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