CAPTURING HOME HISTORIES IN CHIMNI

Turn your house history research into a unique, living record of your home through time with links to history sources, images and maps. 

Why Use Chimni For Your Home History

So much of the information you will discover when searching your home's history is now available online, or in digital form.   A chimni log helps you capture and display digital copies of the pictures, online records, maps and census reports you uncover.  Its secure and private - your log is only seen by you. But it allows you to create links to the best online sources from which you've drawn your history, so dusty old records becomes a dynamic, living resource.

Click here to set up a free Chimni log with history timeline (its free!):  www.chimni.com/SignUp

 

A Unique Digital Timeline 

The 'History' section of a Chimni Log features a unique timeline that allows you to tell the story of your home through pictures, online records, maps and census reports.  The image below is a screen grab of a typical timeline, with 'info modules' for every key finding, document or event.    The timeline lays out the story in a scrolling format, with each module able to show an image, summary text and links to online sources. 

 

 

Click here to set up a free Chimni log with history timeline (its free!):  www.chimni.com/SignUp

 

Things To Include In Your Timeline

 The history timeline can provide a step by step summary of the amazing things you've found about your home. It can hold and display:

'Maps' - Show your home through time with links to the original online versions of a wide range of historical maps

'Photos' -  Either digitise your own photos or share archive photos online to create a living history magazine.

'Links To Online Census - Census records for every home are online with Ancestry and FindMyPast and can be linked to your timeline.

'Personal Records' - Create a useful home for digital copies of all your own home records.

'Local Stuff' - Link your home timeline to the work of local Residents Associations and History Groups.

'Social Stuff' - Use social media to share photos, documents and links to other online resources.

'Fun Stuff' - Include fun -photos of your street in days gone by.

 

Click here to set up a free Chimni log with history timeline (its free!):  www.chimni.com/SignUp

 

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