How to Add Perspective to Reunion for Mac Timelines

Reunion for Mac can generate timelines and enables you to easily add historical events to your charts. In Reunion for Mac, these are called perspective events.

Timeline charts are a great way to learn about your ancestors. They help you visualize people’s lives in the context of the other people whom you include. Choosing who to include in a timeline is easy. You can display a timeline for the couple displayed on a family card and their descendants, marked people, or your entire family file.

Including perspective events in your timelines enables you to see your ancestors set against a backdrop of historical events. This will help you connect with them and perhaps provide clues to their motivations and fate. For example, observing that a person died during the time of the 1918 flu pandemic could be a helpful clue if you haven’t determined their cause of death.

You can add individual events to your timelines or apply them in sets. You can download a set of perspective events from the Reunion website or create your own set of perspective events for reuse or sharing.1

In this video I’ll walk you through installing a free set of perspective events and applying one to a timeline chart.

Before starting the video please download the file,, from the Leister Pro website so you can follow along.

  1. Covered in the video, Creating a Perspective Event Set for Reunion for Mac


  1. Shirley says

    Your webcasts are such a great help. I am using my Reunion program much more effectively. Thank you for making these available and please–don’t stop.

  2. Rose M. Kuchta says

    Shirley mirrors my thoughts. I am so busy searching and entering, I seldom take time to delve into all that Reunion 9 does. Your webcasts are very well done and easy to follow. I am hoping my brother will also register for your site so he will be able to access the bells and whistles of his Reunion 9. I am sure yours will be one of our most useful sites.

  3. Bert says


    Once again you saved the day — I don’t know how I ever used Reunion9 before discovering your screen casts and articles. Thanks.

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