The Timeline Grid: Visualizing a Family Through Time
The timeline grid is a simple but powerful way to build a “snapshot” of a family through time, making it easy to do comparisons, spot trends, and see gaps.
You can create a timeline grid in any application that supports tables or spreadsheets, such as Google Drive, Microsoft Word or Excel.
Since it’s electronic, the grid offers benefits you don’t get with paper: you can copy and paste to reduce errors, include hyperlinks to sources, and even color code entries.
This workshop will demonstrate the timeline grid and then allow hands-on time for practice. Please bring your laptop or tablet.
Kathryn is a long-time family history enthusiast who enjoys the challenge and reward of building her family tree. Currently she’s having a blast doing descendency research in Great Britain and the US. She is a volunteer staff member of the Family History Training Center in Orem, Utah. Professionally she is passionate about usability and process improvement, and loves bringing those skills into her family history work. She also enjoys helping others build their family history skills.