Family Life Fact Chronology
This is the method that is used to track all significant events in a family's history
for use in a Family Reconstruction. Using colored index cards set up in the format shown below, assign each Family of Origin


(F.O.O) a different color of the Star's (person having the reconstruction) choice. Eg. Blue for Star's F.O.O., Green for Fathers F.O.O., Pink for Mother's F.O.O, Orange for Grandfather's F.O.O. etc. Significant events would be events like births, deaths, marriages, divorces, significant relocations, serious illnesses, and any other events tht may have affected the various families or family members. (imprisonment, rape, graduation, drafted, or sent to war, etc).


FRONT OF INDEX CARD
WHEN
WHAT
TO WHOM
WHERE
FAMILY CONTEXT


BACK OF INDEX CARD
WORLD CONTEXT


After all the events have been filled in on index cards, all the cards are merged and
arranged chronologically (by date) from the earliest to the most current.

When
What
Where
Family Context
World
Context


11/06/1944
Bob Johnson Killed in Combat Belgium Family Informed at Thanksgiving Dinner
World War II
03/17/1962
William Henderson Born Durango, Colorado
-
06/08/1987
William Henderson & Barbara Gomez Wed Denver, Colorado

Father of Bride did not attend