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You may have noticed that we've released a new tool for showing Wikidata queries on a timeline, so I wanted to send you a quick couple of examples to show how it might be useful for WikiTree. It's still very basic at the moment, but we have quite a few improvements on the way soon.
You may well prefer to stick with the query timelines on the main site for now, as we do not have a related content panel yet in the new tool (the panel with Wikipedia, YouTube etc).
However, the new tool does have a few key advantages you may find useful:
- The results do not depend on whether there is an item in Histropedia. If the data is present in Wikidata then it will definitely be on the timeline.
- You can apply an automatic colour code to the timeline based on a chosen query variable (e.g. 'gender'), and filter using the colour code that is applied.
- You can choose a variable from the query results to use as the link for each event - so the queries below will open to the WikiTree page when you double click on a person.
- You can make timelines in any language as the title comes straight from the query.
Here are some examples to illustrate. Make sure you click on the droplet icon in the top right of the screen to show the colour code/filter panel
All people with a WikiTree Id
House of Windsor, colour coded by gender: http://tinyurl.com/ha78d2z
II hope this ends up useful, do let me know if there are any particular features of fixes that would be helpful for your work at WikiTree.
All the best,