This is a really long post, probably one of my longest ever!

I’ve always had a slight interest in Genealogy, but with the amount of aunts, uncles, and cousins I have, no typical family history book could hold and organize the information. Now this format is great for gathering information, but doesn’t allow for the tree format.

This is best done on the computer in some sort of word processing program. A word processing program also allows for you to insert bullet points or insert a formal outline for organization.

Feel free to copy and paste this outline and use it for yourselves. You can fill in and delete where necessary.

__The Nuclear Family__

Husband:

- DOB & where
- Marriage date & where
- DOD & where

Wife:

- DOB & where
- DOD & where

Child 1:

- DOB & where
- DOD & where

Child 2:

- DOB & where
- DOD & where

__Husband’s Parents and Siblings__

Father:

- DOB & where
- Marriage & where
- DOD & where

Mother:

- DOB & where
- DOD & where

Sibling 1:

- DOB & where
- DOD & where

__Husband’s Paternal Grandparents__

Grandfather:

- DOB & where
- Marriage & where
- DOD & where

Grandmother:

- DOB & where
- DOD & where

Aunts & Uncles (The rest of the information will be filled in in another section.)

Names & DOB & where

__Husband’s Maternal Grandparents__

Grandfather:

- DOB & where
- Marriage & where
- DOD & where

Grandmother:

- DOB & where
- DOD & where

Aunts & Uncles (The rest of the information will be filled in in another section.)

Names & DOB & where

__Husband’s Paternal Aunts, Uncles & Cousins__

Aunt 1:

- DOD & where
- Marriage & where & to whom
- Children

Uncle 1:

- DOD & where
- Marriage & where & to whom
- Children

Aunt 2:

- DOD & where
- Marriage & where & to whom
- Children

Uncle 2:

- DOD & where
- Marriage & where & to whom
- Children

__Husband’s Maternal Aunts, Uncles & Cousins__

Aunt 1:

- DOD & where
- Marriage & where & to whom
- Children

Uncle 1:

- DOD & where
- Marriage & where & to whom
- Children

Aunt 2:

- DOD & where
- Marriage & where & to whom
- Children

Uncle 2:

- DOD & where
- Marriage & where & to whom
- Children

__Husband’s Nieces & Nephews__

Niece 1:

- DOB & where
- Marriage & where
- DOD & where

Nephew 1:

- DOB & where
- Marriage & where
- DOD & where

Niece 2:

- DOB & where
- Marriage & where
- DOD & where

Nephew 2:

- DOB & where
- Marriage & where
- DOD & where

__Wife’s Parents__

Father:

- DOB & where
- Marriage & where
- DOD & where

Mother:

- DOB & where
- DOD & where

Sibling 1:

- DOB & where
- DOD & where

__Wife’s Paternal Grandparents__

Grandfather:

- DOB & where
- Marriage & where
- DOD & where

Grandmother:

- DOB & where
- DOD & where

Aunts & Uncles (The rest of the information will be filled in in another section.)

Names & DOB & where

__Wife’s Maternal Grandparents__

Grandfather:

- DOB & where
- Marriage & where
- DOD & where

Grandmother:

- DOB & where
- DOD & where

Aunts & Uncles (The rest of the information will be filled in in another section.)

Names & DOB & where

__Wife’s Paternal Aunts, Uncles & Cousins__

Aunt 1:

- DOD & where
- Marriage & where & to whom
- Children

Uncle 1:

- DOD & where
- Marriage & where & to whom
- Children

Aunt 2:

- DOD & where
- Marriage & where & to whom
- Children

Uncle 2:

- DOD & where
- Marriage & where & to whom
- Children

__Wife’s Maternal Aunts, Uncles & Cousins__

Aunt 1:

- DOD & where
- Marriage & where & to whom
- Children

Uncle 1:

- DOD & where
- Marriage & where & to whom
- Children

Aunt 2:

- DOD & where
- Marriage & where & to whom
- Children

Uncle 2:

- DOD & where
- Marriage & where & to whom
- Children

__Wife’s Nieces & Nephews__

Niece 1:

- DOB & where
- Marriage & where
- DOD & where

Nephew 1:

- DOB & where
- Marriage & where
- DOD & where

Niece 2:

- DOB & where
- Marriage & where
- DOD & where

Nephew 2:

- DOB & where
- Marriage & where
- DOD & where

__Other Information and/or Fun Stories__

I’ve found it helps to organize information. Hope it helps you too!

I need to send this to my mom, she loves this stuff! You’re right, being organized is really helpful.

Thank you for stopping by! Yes, please, forward the blog link to your mom or copy and paste the template and send it to her. I hope it helps!

This is great! I am a genealogy nut, and this is helpful!

Thank you! I’m glad you find it helpful.

Nice share. Sometimes the things we love – that’s the most obvious to share, but we have no idea how valid it would be to others. I am sure this will be helpful to many.

Thanks for stopping by.

I am really into family history and have been able to go back 14 generations on my dads side. Working on my mothers now, plus hubby side.

I need to do my paternal grandmother’s side. I have all the stuff for all the other branches, but this one.