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:

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

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

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

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

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