Research Tools & Tips
At the Topeka Genealogical Society, our primary mission is to provide support, assistance and encouragement to individuals who are interested in researching their family history. The items described below are all downloadable, and are offered to help you be a successful family history researcher.
10 Ways to Preserve Your Family History: Even for those that don't wish to become genealogy researchers, there are simple steps that can be taken to make sure that family heritage and stories are preserved for future generations instead of being lost.
Watch our Family History 101 Video: Finding Your Family's Roots:
Genealogy Forms & Worksheets:
Family Group Sheet - Complete one of these worksheets for each family unit (husband, wife and their children).
Family Record Sheet - This form is a hybrid, with a small pedigree chart and the family group sheet content.
Individual Timeline - Use this worksheet to record all know events that occurred during and individual's lifetime (starting with birth, ending with death), in chronological order. This is helpful in identifying gaps or inconsistencies in research data.
Individual Data Sheet - Use this worksheet to record and summarize key facts about an individual. It may be helpful in keeping information organized, and in identifying gaps that need further research.