This task asks that I create a timeline using a free application; I used the suggest application, Timetoast.
This subject of this timeline is my dead-end great-grandfather, Charles Yuen/Ewen/Ewens/Yournd/Yearnd, about whom I have previously written.
The genealogy program I use, RootsMagic, displays a wonderful timeline in the individual’s view, but I tried this anyway.
To illustrate, I added a date of birth for every indirect source I had. I also added his children’s births, which don’t show up on an individual’s detail screen. A weakness that I noted was that day, month and year were required. To be honest, the farther in my research I travel, the less sure I am of dates. Since many dates are hard to pin find myself using “about” or “between” quite often. This tool did not allow for that, so that info had to be placed in the notes.
I prefer the list view, not because the timeline is not pretty, but because I can see all the information at one time, in the order they occurred. I do not have to click or highlight a dot to see an individual fact. I can not make the list show here, but you can look at it that way from the public link.