A thing that happens in the present is an outcome of what happened in the past. You are a product of what occurred yesterday. You owe your life today to the events that occurred on your whole family line in the past. Getting to know yourself even more can be possible if you get to know your family also. Your traits, personality and identity in general can be defined by tracing your family history. There may be a certain point in your life wherein you would want to learn about your great grandfather, where he lived and what he did when he was alive. Getting to know them even better boosts your sense of belongingness in the family and also defines your very existence.
Making a genealogy timeline can be very hard to do especially if you belong to one big happy family. All you need to do in order to complete your plans of getting to know your family even more is by researching on one ancestor at a time. In due time, you will not notice that you have made a timeline to almost all your ancestors giving you enough knowledge about the origins of your whole family. This is priceless information that you can keep forever and of course share it with the next generation.
You might wonder what type of data you will include in your genealogy. The first thing that you must ask is of course basic personal information like date of birth and place of birth. After that, you can include the educational attainment. For instance, you can include where your grandfather went to junior high school and see what his achievements. After that, you can include when he was married and what he did after that. Seek out where he worked like was he a police officer who used the first stun baton? Write down the date of death. If he is still alive, place the location of his residence.
Aside from the basic personal information, you can also include anything that you find amusing at the life of your ancestors. You can write down special events in the family like family gatherings or reunions that occurred in a year. You can even place national events like when your grandfather was born, was it during the time of the war? Any event that you find relevant on the life of your ancestors and also on your life can be included on what you are trying to make in tracing family history.
Lastly, try to organize them in one file. You can do it in a form of a chart or drawn like a family tree, placed in tabular form or even written like a narrative story. Whichever you like as long as you will be able to organize the information in one file just like when you keep your self defense device in its tazer holster, you know where to find and get it.
Knowing more about yourself can be explained somehow by tracing your rich family history. It will be your guide and good source of information about your origins and what life was before during the times of your ancestors. This also strengthens your family line when you share it to your children and to your children’s children.