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When to do a Timeline (…and how to Make it Effective)

Wondering just what a timeline is? The In-Depth Genealogist has the answer – and a whole lot more. 

Sometimes, when our research gets too complicated and we get frustrated we tend to put our family history aside for another day. There is however, one last step that you should consider before doing that. Consider timelines! A timeline cannot only get you out of a frustrating research loop – it can literally save you time from the beginning. Keeping a timeline and filling it in as you go along with your research is a smart choice that will never let you down.

When to do a Timeline (…and how to Make it Effective)


Currently I'm researching my Barrett and Barker families in Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi and Florida. Other surnames in my family tree include Link, Gervais, Blake, Henry, Levy and Turnbull (yes, that Turnbull).

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