This site allows visitors to place individuals in their family tree in a historical context, with timelines ranging from 1000 A.D. to the present. Events are color-coded to reflect what type of information they represent (historical event, leadership, technology event, disaster), and you can customize the timeline by adding your own events as well.
Some items listed in the timeline (underlined) also contain links to other Web pages with more information on the historical event referenced. Each event lists the age of your ancestor at the time of the event. This can be particularly helpful in determining if an ancestor was of age to serve in the military during various conflicts, which could lead to untapped military records.
Check out Our Timeline.