There are free templates that can be helpful in learning design.
White Paper for FMP Novices
FM Starting Point is a completely FREE FileMaker template
RCC Donations is a FREE FileMaker Pro 10 or 11 template
Recruiter is a completely free solution
Data4life is a Free FileMaker Starter Template
They have contact tables and you can remove unneeded tables.
The Computer Guy, Seattle
Thanks for the links David, I'll be sure to check them out :)