Timeline with Near Relatives and Named List

  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • FH versions: V5 and V6
  • Download type: Fact Queries 

Picks up all facts from people “closely” related to the key start person, where the facts happened in that persons life time.

The Query allows a Timeline Named List of records to be chosen that could for example include significant historical people or events.

Currently people up to first cousins or nephews and nieces are shown (regardless of any “removed” status). People related only by marriage are not shown.

This is one of a series of seven similar Queries (1 standard Query and 6 Custom Queries) that produce a range of different Timeline results. An explanation of all seven can be found at Timeline Facts – Overview

Enhancement required for Historical Facts to match this screenshot

While the Query will work with standard Facts, the results set for those Historical Facts will not look exactly like the screenshot below. In order to display the historical facts in that same style, it is suggested that a special Custom Individual Attribute should be used. So use Tools > Fact Types  follwed by the New button to create an attribute named Historical Fact with a Sentence Template such as {value} {place}< at {address}> {age} and its Normal Time Frame set to None.

The Query also relies on a Named List of Individual records that are unrelated to the Key Individual. They may be just acquaintances, or significant historical figures such as monarchs, or a collection of historical facts, which could have special names such as Colonial Wars /! Historical Facts/.

 

Shows result of custom Query

Download: Timeline with Near Relatives and Named List