Here we have Christian Wismer Ruth. He was born September 01, 1865 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He died May 27, 1941 in Jessamine County, Kentucky. Because Christian had a very long and interesting life, I selected him for my first timeline.
I found it interesting to see Christian's life laid out. Discovering where and when he was located, during various events. His age when married, when each child was born and the families move across the country.
By adding historical events, we gain a broader perspective. Did they affect decisions Christian made for him and his family? Did these decisions affect the life you are now living? Food for thought.
So, check out the post. And track the times of your ancestors' lives.
Lisa shares several websites to gather historical information. I discovered additional sites while working on the timeline.