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.
Software: Personal Ancestral File
Personal Ancestral File (PAF) is a Windows-based genealogical management program for home computers. This program helps users organize their family history records. It can produce, either on screen or on paper, pedigree charts, family group records, and other reports.
Personal Ancestral File (English)
Personal Ancestral File (Chinese)
Personal Ancestral File (German)
Personal Ancestral File (Japanese)
Personal Ancestral File (Korean)
Personal Ancestral File (Swedish)
Basic Forms and Charts
A one-page guide outlining the four basic steps to starting your family history research. Also includes a blank family tree with space to fill in information about your ancestors.
A blank chart with space to fill in names, dates, and places about four generations of your family.
A colorful tree with places for photos of four generations of your family
A blank form 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.