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FamilySearch offers many helpful documents and products to help you with your family history research. Here is a list of the materials that are available to download for free.


Beginning July 15, 2013, PAF will be retired and will no longer be available for download or support. For full details and for information on alternative products, please visit

Basic Forms and Charts

Getting Started

A guide outlining the three basic steps to starting your family history research.

A Pedigree Chart with space to fill in names, dates, and places for four generations of your family.

A Family Group Sheet with space to list information about a husband, wife, and their children.

A Research Log that allows you to keep track of your family history research. You can write down list of sources you have searched and what you find.

Finding Records of Your Ancestors

This series of guides provides a step-by-step instructions for finding your ancestors.

Research Outline for England

Finding Records of Your Ancestors: Scotland 1855 To 1901

Research Outline for Finland

African American Quick Guide