Saturday, November 11, 2017

Randy Seaver's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun~Timelines

This week Randy challenges us to Make an Ancestor's Timeline.
Here's mine made with Legacy Family Tree genealogy software for my maternal 5th great grandfather and Revolutionary War soldier, Phillip Roberts (1763-1854).
The options tab gives several choices in the way a timeline can look and what it contains. There is even a choice for using colors for individuals and events. A list of historical timelines can also be added.

Timelines are very useful in genealogy research. They are a visual representation of the events in an ancestor's life. This tool can help to see holes in your research and by adding what was happening historically, clues to record sets are found. From this short timeline of Phillip Roberts, I can see much more needs to be discovered about his life.
Do you use timelines in your genealogy research?

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