Don't assume that all the information on a death certificate is correct. On my great grandfather's (Ruperto's) death certificate, his son in law was the one who gave the information. Instead of listing his mother's name (Rosalia), he (son in law) listed my great grandfather's wife's name (Noberta) under the heading 'mother'. Always look to see who gave the information. In laws may not know the names of people who were there before, especially if they were already deceased
If you want to use genealogy forms, you can find hundreds ready to use. Or use them to edit and add what you want. I find them very useful. Years ago, I devised a form to track a family through the census to keep them straight. This was before the internet and I used a ruler and pencil and paper. I used carbon paper to duplicate. Remember that? Nowadays, I find them everywhere and they are just a little different from each other. I still prefer mine, though, because I
Are you tempted to just record the information that has been indexed and which shows up during your search? Even though the image is there, waiting to be opened, you decide that you don't want to bother deciphering the information written. That's a mistake. Open the link and read the information for yourself. Perhaps you'll find a name that was misspelled by the person who indexed or a wrong date. Read it for yourself and you might be surprised.