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Phillis Source Timelines

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Compiled and written by Kimberli Faulkner Hull
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At this time all source timelines and the sources searched list are private
as they are works in progress.

Source Timelines

Overview | All private » 1700-1799 1800-1899 | 1900-1999 | 2000+ | Sources Searched

What is a source timeline?

A source timeline is a list of sources with dates, abstracts, and the source location in a timeline format, grouped by year, decade, and century.

Sources include all available information found including vital records, deeds, probate records, census records, church records, tax records, biographical sketches, etc. Most newspaper clippings are recorded separately in Clippings unless they are a substitute vital records (i.e., an obituary is found when no death record has been located).

The timeline is segmented by century, then decade, then year.

Source timeline example:


Source, abstract & notesDate
Morgan County, Ohio, Probate Court, Record of Deaths, p. 278, Clara M. Phillis, 8 Oct 1893.
Age: 10 months. Place of death: Center Twp. Place of birth: Ohio. Residence: Center Twp. Cause of death: Cholera Infantum.
8 Oct 1893

Source timeline benefits

A source timeline is like an organized shoebox. As registers, deed books, etc. are explored, all records found for the surname are recorded in the source timeline whether a relationship has been identified at that time or not.

It has been said one should always assume at least two people with the same name are living in the same location at the same. As the timeline grows, the clustering of names and locations in a time period helps identify and differentiate the people.

Using the source timelines

Surname, First name

A standardized version of the surname, along with the full given name. For example:

  • Random surname variations/misspellings, such as Fillis, Philis, etc,. are standardized to Phillis.
  • Records are listed in alphabetical order by year.

If the name is bolded, it indicates the record is a direct line ancestor of the author.

Prev Gen: The previous generation with surname, if known. If a spouse, spouse’s given name.

Location/Type: Where the original record is found and the type

Source, abstract & notes

Date: The date of the document if it is available, otherwise, the recording date. Deeds are typically written on one date and recorded at a later date. The deed date is typically what appears in this column.

Citing this page: Kimberli Faulkner Hull, author and compiler, “Phillis Source Timelines,” Cool Adventures ( posted 2022).

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