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, EventSet.zip, from the Leister Pro website so you can follow along.
- Covered in the video, Creating a Perspective Event Set for Reunion for Mac