Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tuesday's Tip - Timelines


Timeline for Leopold Gartner/Gardner Family

Timelines are very useful when doing genealogy research. I have seen various timelines in other blogs. I love timelines with graphics and designs. Those are great to include in a finished book or blog. 

Below is the type of timeline I make for each branch of my family when I start working on that branch. [This sample is a partial timeline.]

I use the timeline as an outline as I write about my family. I put locations in bold so I can quickly track the movements of the family. I include local, state and national historical events that most likely affected my family. I look for gaps in time and try to fill those. If several family members are included I use a different color text for each. Whatever I include I give a source. If I don’t have a source, it is not a fact. When I am ready to write I have my facts & sources ready to go.


c. 1874 or 1875                 Leopold Gartner came from Austria to USA[1]
24 March 1878                   Leopold Gartner & Florence Edelstein m. Manhattan[2],[3]
May 1879                          Daughter, Florence Gartner born[4]
1880                                Leopold Gartner, tailor at 116 Sufolk[5]
1880                                 Leopold Gartner a tailor, living at 59 Pitt St, NYC[6]
1882 – 83                          Leopold Gardner at 59 Pitt[7]
21 July 1882                      Nathaniel Gardner born[8]
4 Sept 1882                       1st commercial transmission electric power NY City
15 June 1884                     Arthur Moses Gartner born[9]
1884 – 85                          Leopold Gartner at 59 Pitt Street[10]
1886                                Statue of Liberty, a gift from France
1888                                Leopold a nat. citizen, at 264 Stanton St, NY City[11],[12]
11 December 1888             Albert Gartner born[13]
1888 – 1889                       Leo Gartner, tailor; r 163 Attorney; h 84 Lewis[14]
1 November 1890               Joanna Gardner born, Manhattan, NY[15]
1891                                Castle Garden welcomes its last immigrants
1893 – 1894                       Leopold Gartner family at 320 East 90th Street[16]
1894 – 1895                       Leopold Gartner family at 525 East 88th Street[17]
1896 – 1897                       Leopold Gartner family at 316 East 77th Street[18]
1900                                Leopold, Florence & 5 children[19]
1899 – 1901                       Leopold Gartner family at 445 East 83rd Street[20]
1901 – 1902                       Leopold Gartner family at 105 East 88th Street[21]
1904                                New York City Subway opens
1905                                Louis Gardner, tailor, wife & 5 children East 87th St[22]




[1] 1900 US Census, New York, New York, Manhattan; SD 1, ED 804, Sheet 6B. The Leopold Gartner family at 445 E 83rd Street.
[2] Marriage Record for Leopold Gartner and Fanny Edelstein, 24 March 1878, Manhattan, New York, New York Marriages 1686 - 1980, Microfilm #1562246, Family Search.org.
[3] Certificate of Marriage for Leopold Gartner and Fanny Edelstein, 24 March 1878, #1536, State of New York; Municipal Archives of New York, 31 Chambers Street, New York, NY.
[4] 1900 US Census, New York, New York, Manhattan; SD 1, ED 804, Sheet 6B. The Leopold Gartner family at 445 E 83rd Street.
[5] 1880 New York City Directory, Box 17, Reel 17, page 537; New York State Library, Albany, NY; Leopold Gartner on 116 Suffolk.
[6] 1880 US Census, New York,  New York City; Vol.50, E.D. 143, Sheet 36; Line 44; New York State Library, Albany, NY, Microfilm Box #69; Leopold Gartner at 59 Pitt Street.
[7] 1882 – 1883 NY City Directory, Box 19, Reel 1, page 576; NYS Library, Albany, NY; Leopold Gardner at 59 Pitt..
[8] Letter from Leopold Gartner (Buffalo, NY) to Nathan Gardner (Germantown, NY) 1 November 1940.
[9] World War I Draft Registration for Arthur Moses Gardner; National Archives and Records Administration, M1509, Washington, DC.
[10] 1884 – 1885 NY City Directory, Box 21, Reel 3, page 610; NYS Library, Albany, NY; Leopold Gartner at 59 Pitt.
[11] Naturalization Papers for Leopold Gartner; 1888; Superior Court, City of New York, Bundle #401; Record #164.
[12] New York City Naturalization Indexes; ; G626-G640; G635, Record #164,Bundle #401 ; Family History Center Microfilm #1420281; Gartner, Leopold, Naturalized 2 April 1888,
[13] World War I Draft Registration for Albert Gardner; National Archives and Records Administration, M1509, Washington, DC.
[14] 1888 – 89 NY City Directory, Box 25, Reel 7, Page 694, NYS Library, Albany, NY; Leo Gartner r 163 attorney; h 84 Lewis.
[15] Birth Record for Johanna Gardner, 1 November 1890,Manhattan;  New York Births and Christenings, 1640 – 1962, Microfilm #1322236, Family History Library.
[16] 1893 – 1894 NY City Directory, Box 30, Reel 12, page 487; NYS Library, Albany, NY; Leopold Gartner h 320 E 90th.
[17] 1894 – 1895 NY City Direcctory, Box 31, Reel 13, page 485; NYS Library, Albany, NY; Louis Gartner 180 Suffolk h 525 E 88th.
[18] 1896 – 1897 NY City Directory, Box 33, Reel 15, Page 504; NYS Library, Albany, NY; Louis Gartner, h 316 E 77th.
[19] 1900 US Census, New York,  Manhattan; Vol.169, E.D. 804, Sheet 16; Line 64; New York State Library, Albany, NY; Leopold Gartner family at 445 East 83rd Street.
[20] 1899 – 1900 NY City Directory, Box 36, Reel 18, page 440; NYS Library, Albany, NY; Lewis Gardner 445 E 83rd.
[21] 1901 – 1902 NY City Directory, Box 38, Reel 20, page 466; NYS Library, Albany, NY; Leopold Gardner 105 E 88th.
[22] 1905 New York State Census, NY County, Manhattan; ED 13, AD 30, Block A, Page 8; Louis Gardner family on East 87th Street.

4 comments:

Terri said...

I love using timelines. I also add local & national historical events-just a wonderful research tool!

Jana Last said...

Yep, I love timelines too! They are a great research and analytical tools.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Terri, glad to hear I'm not alone in getting carried away with timelines. ha!

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Thanks, Jana. I am always thinking of new ways I can use timelines.