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Family History Toolkit: Creating Timelines

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Creating timelines can help you find clues about your ancestors that could help your research.

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Family History Toolkit: Creating Timelines

  1. 1. 1 Family History Toolkit: Creating Timelines Created by Juliana Smith
  2. 2. Timelines Timelines are the workhorses of your charts and forms arsenal. Use them to analyze the records you’ve found.
  3. 3. Timelines
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  5. 5. Start a Timeline with the Census: 1930 Example
  6. 6. Start a Timeline with the Census c. 1880 - John Szucs is born in Czechoslovakia. c. 1882 - Theresa Szucs is born in Czechoslovakia. c. 1908 - Stephen Szucs is born in Ohio. c. 1914 - Irene Szucs is born in Ohio. 1 April 1930 - Szucs Residence is 4623 Dennison Ave., 9th Ward, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
  7. 7. Start a Timeline with the Census c. 1880 - John Szucs is born in Czechoslovakia. c. 1882 - Theresa Szucs is born in Czechoslovakia. c. 1904 - John and Theresa are married. c. 1908 - Stephen Szucs is born in Ohio. c. 1914 - Irene Szucs is born in Ohio. 1 April 1930 - Szucs Residence is 4623 Dennison Ave., 9th Ward, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
  8. 8. Start a Timeline with the Census  c. 1880 - John Szucs is born in Czechoslovakia.  c. 1882 - Theresa Szucs is born in Czechoslovakia.  1902 - John Szucs immigrates to the U.S.  1903 - Theresa Szucs immigrates to the U.S.  c. 1904 - John and Theresa are married in the U.S.  c. 1908 - Stephen Szucs is born in Ohio.  c. 1914 - Irene Szucs is born in Ohio.  1 April 1930 - Szucs Residence is 4623 Dennison Ave., 9th Ward, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
  9. 9. Timeline Tips Add other censuses Layer on historical events e.g., The U.S. entered World War I in 1917. Create a to-do list based on what you find Cite sources on your list so you’re prepared for any conflicts. Create a template for censuses to make it easy.

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