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At this time all source timelines and the sources searched list are private
as they are works in progress.
Overview | All private » 1700-1799 | 1800-1899 | 1900-1999 | 2000+
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.
Source timeline example:
|Source, abstract & notes||Date|
|Guernsey County, Ohio, Deed B, p. 319, William Thomas to Camm Thomas, 14 Oct 1813. |
Camm Thomas, son of William, both of Belmont County, Ohio. No dower.
Land grant to William Thomas, 10 Dec 1806.
150 acres. Sect. 1, Twp 1, Range 1.
Consideration: Love and affection.
|14 Oct 1813|
Source timeline benefits
A source timeline is like an organized shoebox. As registers, deed books, etc. are explored, all Thomas records found are recorded in the source timeline regardless if a relationship has been identified at that time. Other surnames are recorded in the source timeline for that surname.
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, compiler, “Thomas Source Timelines,” Cool Adventures ( https://cooladventures.com/genealogy/thomas-source-timelines/: posted 2022).