For the month of April, we have highlighted some of the 225+ genealogy and research courses offered at The International Institute for Genealogical Studies. There are a variety of themes and topics to choose from. Hopefully, we will feature some courses that you were not aware of and pique your interest to explore further.
T is for TIMELINES
A timeline is a valuable tool for tracking life events in your ancestors’ lives. It can be a simple table in a word document, a spreadsheet with detailed columns, or just a sequential list of specific events. There are several styles and purposes for timelines, but it needs to be whatever works for you to chronologically record, and then, analyze the information you have gathered. Timelines are utilized in several of our courses and really should be created for each person in your research in order to see their life events at a glance.
The following courses may help you to develop Timelines for your ancestors and their families:
Discover Your Family History
Google for the Wise Genealogist
Life of Our Ancestors
Methodology – Part 1: Getting Started
Methodology – Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building
Methodology – Part 3: More Strategies
Methodology – Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording
Methodology – Part 5: How to Prove It
Organizing a One-Name Study
Organizing a One-Place Study
Research: FamilySearch Resources – In Person and Online
Research: Grandmothers, Mothers & Daughters-Tracing Women
Research: House & Farm Histories
Research: Social History
Research: U.S. Colonial New England Ancestors
Skill-Building: Breaking Down Brick Walls
Skill-Building: Evidence Analysis and Evaluation Using Case Studies
Skill-Building: Nuts & Bolts of Reporting Research
Social Media Tools for the Wise Genealogist
Writing the Genealogist’s Memoir
Writing Your Family History Book
Timelines are a resource that should be in every researcher’s Genealogy Toolbox. They can show gaps in information, reveal conflicting information which is out of order, compare same name individuals to identify overlaps, and much more. Be sure to develop timelines for your research projects.
The International Institute of Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 240 courses. Our wide range of courses cover specific countries, enhance methodology research, build skills to maximize your research time, and all count toward the certification you choose.
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