Timelines can be fun and simple ways to display a set of information in chronological order. A handful of websites can provide you with a basic timeline generator at no cost. All you need to do is input the information you would like on your timeline into the generator, and your personalized timeline will be formulated. Different sites may provide timelines that are somewhat different in design, so you can input the information into different sites and see which one you prefer.

Xtimeline

Go to Xtimeline.com.

Click on the "Create a timeline" button in the top, right-hand corner.

Click "Sign up" in the center of the page to register with the site, enabling you to use its free timeline generator.

Fill out the form. Click "Submit." Once you are back on the main page, click on the "Create a timeline" button you tried earlier.

Enter a title for your timeline and a custom URL. The URL will go at the end of your link, and will personalize your website address. Select the language it will be displayed in, an optional photo, the timeline's category and its description.

Click "Create" once you are satisfied with the information you have entered.

Click on "Add Event" to go to the event creation screen. Input the time the event happened, the name of the event and any details you want added. Repeat this step for each additional event you want included.

Teach-nology

Go to Teach-nology.com

Click on "Tools," across the top of the screen.

Scroll down to "Free Printable Page Builders." Click on "Classroom Materials Makers."

Scroll down and click on "Timeline Generator."

Choose between a horizontal timeline or a vertical timeline.

Enter the title of the timeline into the box marked "Step 1." In "Step 2," input the date of the event, the name of the event and any information you want included in the timeline.

Click "Generate Timeline" when all information has been entered.

ReadWriteThink

Go to Readwritethink.org

Click on the "Parent and After School Resources" tab.

Scroll down to the green "Games and Tools" box. Click on "See all Games and Tools."

Go to the third page of the search results and click on the link for the timeline tool.

Click "Get Started."

Type in the title of the timeline, the author and the unit of measure you would like to use. Click "Next Entry" to proceed.

Fill out each entry by giving the event a numerical value, a title and a description.

Click "Finished" once all events have been entered.