This timeline is a chronological listing of historical events, or happenings, which may have affected the lives of residents in Jefferson County and the surrounding areas.
The vast majority of these accounts are taken from newspaper articles of local papers of the time period. However, you will also find other glints of information from other sources as well.
I started putting together this timeline with the hope that it would enable me to learn more about my own ancestors. I decided to share it as my hope is that it will be useful to you in your research as well.
Here are some ideas as to how this timeline may help your further your own research:
By default, the timeline is sorted from past to present. While the timeline can be used as is, there are a number of sorting options at the top of the page termed "Filter by:".
Click on "Location" in the "Filter by" bar. This will drop down a list of locations which currently have happenings in the timeline. Clicking on a location will show only events related to that specific area. Note that clicking on a county or state will show all happenings related to any location within that county (and any county within a state).
Click on "Years" in the "Filter by" bar. This will drop down a form which accepts a starting year and an ending year. Filling out both fields will display timeline items which took place in and between the two years. Filling out only one field will display all timeline items beginning at or ending on the years inputted.
Timeline entries which have more information attached will display a "Read More" link.