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FREE Genealogy Research Checklist from Abundant Genealogy

FREE WEBINAR A Checklist of African American Resources presented by Angela Walton-Raji, Friday, May 11th, 1:00 pm Central - “Beyond the usual databases for census and vital records, this session will outline critical collections to find African American families. Using resources from the Schomburg research center to the Smithsonian, this session will explore the unknown and lesser known resources for documenting African American families.

“Mind the Gap” in Your Family History Research with a Genealogy Research Checklist!

I’ll admit that even after 40 years of doing genealogy research, I can often forget about a record set, especially one that I don’t use very often. So I’ve developed a basic and somewhat comprehensive Genealogy Research Checklist that you can download for FREE using the links below.

  • Genealogy Research Checklist Microsoft Word format – CLICK HERE
  • Genealogy Research Checklist PDF format – CLICK HERE
  • Genealogy Research Checklist Microsoft Excel format – CLICK HERE

How to Use the Genealogy Research Checklist

  • There are three different formats available – Microsoft Word, PDF, and Microsoft Excel. Use the version that works best for you.
  • Feel free to customize the base checklist BEFORE you start using it as a template.
  • For the Excel version, consider adding additional worksheet tabs that track specific record sets. Example: one for New York State records, one for German records. Base the new worksheets on your genealogy research needs.
  • For the PDF version, download the checklist and use the latest version of Adobe Reader. Then click Fill & Sign and use the Checkbox function to mark the applicable record sets.
  • Use one checklist per ancestor you are researching; then sort by the Applicable column (for Word and Excel versions) to show the record sets to track.
  • Do not remove record sets – you never know when you might want to go back and do further research based on new information!

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