I learned something new this week with Randy Seaver’s Saturdy Night Genealogy Fun challenge:
1) Have you created a Timeline for one of your ancestors using a genealogy software program (e.g., Family Tree Maker, RootsMagic, Legacy, Reunion, etc.) or an online family tree (e.g., Ancestry Member Tree, FamilySearch Family Tree, Geni, MyHeritage, etc.), or in a spreadsheet (e.g., Excel)?
2) If not, try to create a timeline using the program/website of your choice. If so, create another one for the ancestor of your choice!
3) Show us your Timeline creation, and tell us how you did it. Which program/website, the process you used, and how you captured the images to display your timeline.
Like Randy, I use RootsMagic 7 and I followed his steps to create the two timeline views for my grandfather, Vernon Tarbox Adams (1899-1968):
I found this view to be a bit messy to work with because I had to expand the screen view to see the information. I much prefer the timeline view that looks more like a Word document:
I think this view is a lot easier to read.
I use Snagit as my clipping tool.
I purchased it several years ago because it also allows me to add pointing arrows in my images and does many other things besides.
Thank you, Randy, for this week’s challenge. I learned about the second way to create a timeline. I have been using the second image format and think I will continue to do so.