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Research A-Z ~ Timelines

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.

Genealogy Research from A to Z


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 
Forensic Genealogy  
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

Creating a timeline can be a valuable tool in your research

Research A-Z 

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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