About Me.

A Family Tree researcher for over 30 years and a blogger since 2010, I love to share what I find. This blog has opened up a new way to contact and keep in-touch with both family and friends. It mightn't always be genealogy related and you might not agree with my point of view but I want you to comment, ask questions and look upon this blog as 'friends having a chat'.
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Saturday, 23 April 2016

April 23 T is for Timelimes



                                                          TIMELINES.

How many of you think about using a timeline, in your research?

 I hadn't until recently when I was trying to work out why a family emigrated when they did. Looking at where they has come from, Ireland and the year, 1850, I was able to work out that they probably left due to the Potato Famine.

Timelines can be heaps of fun. Remember Billy Joel's song 'We Didn't Start the Fire'? Where he starts at the year he was born, 1949 and sings what has happened up to 2004, they year of that song.

Have you thought about doing that for yourself?

How many Prime Ministers, Kings, Queens, Popes,  Presidents etc., have happened, in your life?
 What world events feature? Wars? Space Exploration? Natural Disasters?

Timelines also give us a picture of the past and can lead us to figuring out why our ancestors did what they did. 

Next time you are stuck, look backwards and you might just see the answer.

Bye for now,
Lilian.

Some stats; I have had 1 Queen, Elizabeth the Second.
                                     14 Australian Prime Ministers
                                       7 Catholic Popes
                                      11 USA Presidents,  in my life time.

3 comments:

  1. I have done a time line for a couple of ancestors trying to figure out the right one, but never thought to do one for myself. I should do one for all the ancestors really. A project for another day!

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  2. I like doing timelines and feature one as an appendix in my family history narrative to highlight what local, national and international events were taking place to put my ancestors' lives in a wider context. It is also,fascinating to include inventions and developments that would have an impact on their everyday lives e.g. Coming of the railway, invention of the sewing machine. Your post has prompted me to do a timeline for myself to go with my "I Remember.......Childhood Memories.

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  3. I like doing timelines and feature one as an appendix in my family history narrative to highlight what local, national and international events were taking place to put my ancestors' lives in a wider context. It is also,fascinating to include inventions and developments that would have an impact on their everyday lives e.g. Coming of the railway, invention of the sewing machine. Your post has prompted me to do a timeline for myself to go with my "I Remember.......Childhood Memories.

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