Geni Tips: Add Events to Timelines

Posted October 13, 2015 by Amanda | No Comment

As relatives are added to the family tree, we will often enter the usual basic information, such as names, birth and death dates and location, etc. But did you know you can enhance your relatives’ profiles even further by adding life events to their Timelines? The Timeline is a great way to visualize the events that occur throughout a person’s life.

For your convenience, the Timeline is automatically populated with information that may have already been added to a profile. This includes information about a person’s birth, baptism, death and burial. It also includes life milestones such as marriages or the birth of a child.

But what about other important events that occur during a person’s lifetime? Did your great grandmother immigrate to another country? Perhaps your grandfather moved or changed jobs? Adding these important life events helps to enrich your family’s profiles and give you a better understanding of each relative’s personal history.

How to Add an Event

To add a new event, go to the Timeline tab on the profile and click the “Add a New Event” button.

Geni Tips: Add Events to Timelines

Enter the information for the event such as the event title, date, location and a brief description. If applicable, you can also tag other profiles to the same event. Once the profiles are tagged, the event will also appear in the Timelines of those profiles. When you are done, click “Save.”

Geni Tips: Add Events to Timelines

You will then be taken to the Event page where you can add even more details, including any relevant photos, videos or documents.

Geni Tips: Add Events to Timelines

As you add more events, you and your family will see a better picture of your ancestors’ lives.

Geni Tips: Add Events to Timelines

Have you filled in the Timelines for your family tree?

Post written by Amanda

Amanda is the Marketing Communications Manager at Geni. If you need any assistance, she will be happy to help!

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