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Family History Summary template for Google Docs or Microsoft Word

AU$30.50 ex. GST

Can’t get your loved ones excited about family history? 😥 

Use the Family History Summary template to transform your genealogy research into a collectable that will grab their attention! It’s been explicitly designed to capture the details of your ancestors’ life, including a customisable family tree. 🎉

Not a techie? Then you’ll love this product. It’s easy-to-use and comes with both a detailed instruction guide and step-by-step videos.

In fact, the Family History Summary for Individuals template does the hard work for you. It includes:

  • a photo placeholder (so you can show off your ancestor’s good looks) 🥰
  • story prompts (to help you write about your ancestor) 🤔
  • family tree building blocks (for customisable family trees as unique as your ancestor) 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦

It’s the ideal sidekick to help you create family history printables for your binders or next family reunion.

Have questions? Keep scrolling for more info

Let's Get Into The Nitty Gritty Details


  • The template has been created for Microsoft Word and Google Docs (two templates, and you’ll receive both).
  • You get instant access to an easy-to-understand instruction guide and step-by-step video tutorials.
  • It’s available in two sizes—either 8.5 x 11 in (US file for North America) or 210 x 297mm (A4 file for everywhere else).
  • The template is fully editable—use as is or change everything (graphic, colours, fonts etc.).
  • It’s designed to be customised to suit your ancestor’s story, whether that’s one page or many.
  • Included are pre-built family tree building blocks so you can make the perfect family tree to fit every ancestor.


A free library of graphic elements to further customise your Family History Summary. Use a different one for each family line or follow the instructions to create your own.


Use the default design to create a one-page summary in less than 10 minutes.

Step 1: Save the file to your templates folder
Step 2: Add a photo and a summary of your ancestor
Step 3: Adjust the starter tree and use the unique family tree building blocks to add your ancestor’s family tree.
Step 4: Follow the instructions to add as many pages as you need
Step 5: Save as a PDF and print or email to all your relatives.



  • Microsoft Word software (from 2010 to Microsoft 365) (paid version, not compatible with free, online app) —OR—
  • A free Google Account for access to Google Docs

—PLUS— Acrobat Reader app (or another PDF viewer) to open the instruction guide and help files. Acrobat Reader is free to download at


After purchase, you’ll receive immediate access to three (3) zip files. 

Step 1. Download the zip files you want.
Step 2. Open with 7-Zip (or other unzip software)
Step 3. Follow the instructions in the Getting Started.pdf to start creating a Family History Summary for your ancestor. 

What’s in the ZIP


  • PNG files of graphic elements for the Family History Summary


  • A4-MW_Family-History-Summary.dotx
  • US-MW_Family-History-Summary.dotx
  • Microsoft Word—Getting Started Family History Summary.pdf
  • Microsoft Word—The Help File Extras.pdf


  • Google Docs—Getting Started Family History Summary.pdf
  • Google Docs—The Help File Extras.pdf

NOTE: Links to the Google Docs templates are in the Getting Started file


Most questions can be answered in the included instruction guide and the video tutorials .

—Terms of use —

  • Purchase of this product indicates your agreement with the terms of use.
  • License for one user for non-commercial projects.
  • The purchase price does not include printing or customisation of the file.
  • Compatibility of this product cannot be guaranteed for any software other than what is listed in the description. 
  • Due to the digital nature of these products, all sales are final.
  • Products are designed to work on a laptop or desktop computer. Items may not work correctly on a smartphone or tablet.
  • Files will be available in your Template Store account for download after purchase. No files are emailed or sent via another method.

Please email [email protected] with any questions you have about this product. 

Sharing photos of your creations on social media is encouraged and we’d love it if you would tag us when you do so — @thecreativefamilyhistorian.

© The Creative Family Historian | Personal-use, non-exclusive, non-transferable license only.
Please do not recreate, distribute, sell or resell all or any part of these designs/templates.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
jules charman
Very nice Template

I have been trying to make a template like this for some time, to show off what I had found out about my Ancestors.
This Summary template is just the ticket, would recommend it.

K Gray

I love this layout. I have a couple of minor adjustments I would like to make but am having trouble figuring out how. Overall though I am very happy with it an it has really helped me move forward with recording my family tree info that I have been collecting for the last 50 years. Your prompts are priceless. Thank you!!!

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