On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 7:17 AM, Gerald Britton <gerald.britton@gmail.com> wrote:
I'm wondering about the timeline. Is it only events in your db or
should it include world history?  I guess one could add the war of
1812 and the battle of hastings and the sack of jerusalem in 70 AD as
events but for many users these would not be connected to individuals
and in danger of being removed during automated cleanup.


I think that the idea of a Historical Timeline would be useful. I use the Age on Date Gramplet for similar effect: I enter the date of an event, say July 4, 1776 for the US, and see those that were alive and how old they would have been.

I'm not sure about creating actual Events, though. But we already have something similar with the Calendar and Birthday Anniversary Reports. It is a file currently called "holidays.xml" and lists past and future events and their translated names by country. I could see that the major events might also be something that one might want to see on those reports as well.

It would be very straightforward to combine a holidays.xml file with either the existing Timeline Graph, or the Timeline Quickview.

-Doug

http://www.gramps-project.org/wiki/index.php?title=Calendar_tools_holidays - holiday file format

http://www.gramps-project.org/wiki/index.php?title=Timeline_Quickview - Timeline Quickview

http://gramps-project.org/samples/timeline.pdf - Timeline Graph report

 
On 9/9/09, Benny Malengier <benny.malengier@gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/9/9 Mattias Carlsson <powerphysics@hotmail.com>:
>> Dear fellow Gramps users,
>>
>> Not knowing whether this has been discussed previously or not, but
>> wouldn't
>> it be a nice feature to be able to produce something like a timeline with
>> the targetted persons ancestors on one side and a sequence of historical
>> events on the other side? For example, you may parallell your ancestors
>> with
>> a timeline of inventions, or a sequence of kings in a country, or even
>> another family tree? And possibly even an online repositorey of "history"
>> to
>> parallell with?
>>
>> Maybe this feature is already possible in some way, or there is obstacles
>> in
>> realising it, but what do you think?
>
> Interesting idea.
> Realizing it is obviously not that simple. You probably would need a
> plugin that can load another family tree with events in it, or read it
> from an input file.
> Then a filter on your own tree on people you are interested in to see
> on this historical timeline.
>
> Benny
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Mattias
>>
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