MyHeritage has added a new feature to their family history website service – the Family Tree Timeline.

The Timeline is a visual representation of one individual from your family tree, that you select, and his or her direct ancestors. The lifespans of these individuals (from year of birth to year of death) are mapped on the same axis to allow you to see them in relation to each other, which can provide refreshing insights into your family history.

The Timeline is a bright and attractive display, with each branch of the family displayed in a different color. The Timeline shows the ages of your ancestors at various points in their lives: how old they were when they had children, how long they lived, and how their lifespans overlapped with those of other family members or major world events. What’s more, the Timeline can even be downloaded to easily share with your family and friends.

For example, it’s easy to visualize with the Timeline which of your four grandparents was born first, how old you were when each of them passed away, and so on.

MyHeritage Timeline

You can read the detailed announcement with illustrations of all the features and instructions about how it works in the MyHeritage Blog.