Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Family Group Sheet

This is a sample of a family group sheet.

Family Group Sheet is used to focus on the family unit. The family group sheet includes space for a couple and their children, along with fields to record birth, death, marriage and burial places for each. Many family group sheets also include a line to record the name of each child's spouse, as well as a section for comments or sources.

Family Group sheets are an important genealogy tool because they allow room to include information on the children of your ancestors, along with their spouses. These collateral lines often prove important when tracing your family tree, providing another source of information on your ancestors. When you have difficulty locating a birth record for your own ancestor, for example, you may be able to learn the names of his parents through the birth record of his brother.

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