Organizing and analyzing the piles of data you have collected can be intimidating. But there are simple tools you can use to get the job done. Timelines that include the dates of events and the age of the person can help you avoid 9-year-old fathers or children born years after the death of the mother. Identity charts help to highlight differences between people of the same name who live in the same place. FAN Club charts help you identify the friends, associates and neighbors (FANs) of your ancestor.
Carol Cooke Darrow has been a professional genealogist for more than 20 years. She currently teaches Beginning Genealogy classes on ZOOM, 10 am – noon on the 2nd Saturday of the month and facilitates a family history writing group called WriteNOW.