Timelines are great tools for deciphering all of your family history discoveries. They can help place your ancestor at a given time and help you understand your ancestor’s life and what records, events, etc. you might be missing. Use timelines to analyze the different records you have found and understand where you should be setting your sights in the future. Take a look at expert Juliana Szucs Smith’s presentation on creating family history timelines:
I like ancestry.com’s timeline. However, it would be nice that the children’s birth information would automatically show up on their parents’ page under Residence. I find it useful in tracking families. (Maybe have an option to have the kid’s marriage show up under their parents’ Residence in the timeline also???) Thanks for your informative articles.