This was suggested to me as a subject for this blog. I'm hoping you could comment on your understanding of the use of timelines in research so I and others can learn from you.
There is a family I've been keen on since I began research where I attempted a timeline to get a sense of the family's movements and structure. I had various facts but nothing made sense. The timeline should have helped but maybe I didn't do it right because I'm still in the dark, and time-lines are meant to be illuminating.
There are beautiful images of timelines on google images. I didn't realise they could also be works of art!
Here is a beautiful site demonstrating one woman's history in the Australian Records and the author uses a timeline as part of it.