Randy’s Saturday Night Challenge for this week is to create a timeline. I love playing with timelines! This is going to be fun.
I chose my great great grandmother, Ana Jacinta de Mello, for this challenge. I’m using RootsMagic 5 to create my timeline.
This is her timeline using the timeline feature (click on image for larger view):
What I noticed right off the bat is that this timeline leaves out an important piece of Ana’s life. It leaves off giving birth and children that died young. I don’t think a mother’s timeline can be complete without this data.
I created an Individual List report on Ana to catch the details of her life that the Timeline report missed. (Click on image for larger version)
This is far more reflective of the events in Anna’s life than the timeline. I only wish it had generated the report in date order, then the children’s births would be in the proper place. (Note: I have no idea why an empty child field came up at the end. It’s not in my database.)
I edited a text version of the Individual List so it would reflect the proper order of events:
MELLO, Anna Jacinta de-2 (F)
Birth 30 Jan 1835 in Achada, Nordeste, Sao Miguel Isl.
Parents Jose Francisco de MELLO-200 and Rosa PIMENTEL-2013
Baptism 8 Feb 1835 in N.S. da Annunciacao, Achada, Nordeste, Sao Miguel Island (age 0)
godparents Jose Furtado and Anna de Pimentel (her aunt and uncle)
Spouse Jacintho PACHECO-1
Marriage ca 1860, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
Child Antonio PACHECO-52 (1850-1932)
Residence 1865 in Achada, Nordeste, Sao Miguel Isl. (about age 30)
Child Manoel “Manuel Algravia” PACHECO Sr.-114 (1863-1945)
Child Jose PACHECO Sr.-54 (1865-1916)
Child Maria PACHECO-1859 (1868- )
Child Joao PACHECO Sr.-115 (1869-1906)
Child Francisco “Frank Algravia” PACHECO Sr.-53 (1870-1937)
Residence 1870 in Rua Diveste (?), Achada, Nordeste, Sao Miguel Isl. (about age 35)
Child Maria “Auntie Cosma” PACHECO-44 (1874-1951)
Child Theodoro PACHECO Sr.-5 (1876-1914)
Emigrated on SS Hansa; 14 Jul 1882 in Feteiras, Sao Miguel Isl., Azores (age 47)
Immigration Sep 1882 in Honolulu, Honolulu Co., HI (about age 47)
Spouse ??? SIMON-147
Death 4 Dec 1902 in Kilauea?, Kauai Co., HI (age 67)
Burial aft 4 Dec 1902 in Kilauea Catholic Cem. (St. Sylvester’s), Kilauea, Kauai Co., HI (after age 67)
I think that’s better!
Genealogist and writer. Creator of the Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy and Heritage website, yourislandroutes.com