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Chronologies, Timelines, Genealogies
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  1. n.d.. Timeline of major letters of the Guardian. Date, location published, summary, and memorable quotations of some significant letters of Shoghi Effendi. [about]
  2. n.d.. Chronology of Principal Events Related in the Dawn-Breakers. Table of 59 key events in early Bábí history. [about]
  3. 2022. Genealogies of Bahá'ís on WikiTree, by Donald Osborn and Vicky Majewski. Links to online genealogies, and a video presentation "Using the tools of genealogy." [about]
  4. 2021. Unfoldment of the Divine Plan, in The One Year Plan: 2021-2022. Visual overview of the Bahá'í Cycle, the Bahá'í Era, the three Ages, the three Epochs, and all of the Plans. [about]
  5. 2020. Precious Glimmers: The Bahá'í Faith in New York, 1892-1932, by Hussein Ahdieh. Highlights of the first forty years of the Bahá'í Faith in the City of the Covenant, 1892-1932. Includes chronology of meetings, conferences, activities, and milestones, and photographs. [about]
  6. 2019. Journey of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's "Tablet to the Hague", The: A Photo Chronology. Link (offsite) to a visual tour of the history, people, and events relevant to Abdu'l-Bahá's "Letter to the Central Organisation for a Durable Peace." [about]
  7. 2019-10-14. Martyrdom of the Bab: An Outline for Researchers, by David Merrick. The events of the Martyrdom of the Bab, including the weeks before and days after, presented through complementary and contrasting accounts with commentary, suitable for anyone investigating the events in detail. [about]
  8. 2018-05. Passing of Abdu'l-Baha (Nov 1921). The weeks and days leading up to, during and following the passing of Abdu'l-Bahá, presented as original accounts in chronological order. [about]
  9. 2017-12. Declaration of the Bab (May 1844): A Survey of Sources for Researchers. English Sources for the Declaration of the Bab placed in chronological/thematic order for comparison, with notes. [about]
  10. 2016. Guardian's Wartime Travels, The, by Harry Liedtke. Brief chronology of world events 1938-1940 juxtaposed with Shoghi Effendi's travels in 1940, when he left Haifa for England nine months after the beginning of the war. [about]
  11. 2015. Ninth cycle of the Bahá'í calendar, The, by Ali Nakhjavani, in The American Bahá'í. Essay clarifying some technical issues involved with calculating lunar calendars, and how to appreciate the timing and implications of the Universal House of Justice's 2014 update to the Badí` calendar. [about]
  12. 2014. Bahá'í Era / Gregorian Calendar correlated to Ages, Epochs, and Plans. A chart showing the Bahá'í Era (years 1-179) and their A.D. equivalent (1844-2023), and their division into epochs and plans. [about]
  13. 2014-07-10. Regarding the Implementation of the Badi` Calendar, by Universal House of Justice. Message to the Bahá’ís of the world on the updated calendar of Bahá'í holy days. Includes a table of Bahá’í Dates 172 to 221 B.E., and a letter to an individual explaining the date of the astronomical new moon in Islamic and Bahá'í calendars. [about]
  14. 2010. History of the Bahá'í Faith in Boston, by The Pluralism Project. Two short documents by Harvard University's religious pluralism project: "Timeline of the Bahá’í Faith in Greater Boston" and "The Bahá’í Faith in Greater Boston." [about]
  15. 2010. Genealogía de los Profetas de Dios, by Boris Handal. A chart connecting the major Messengers of God through historical, prophetic, and interpretative information, from Adam to Bahá'u'lláh, showing Shoghi Effendi's ascendancy as "the primal branch of the Divine and Sacred Lote-Tree." [about]
  16. 2008-12. Nuri, Mirza Abbas Buzurg: Complete Genealogy Report. [about]
  17. 2007. Afnán Family, The: Some Biographical Notes, by Ahang Rabbani. Genealogy of the Báb and biographies of his descendants; meaning of afnan. [about]
  18. 2005. Genealogy of the Aghsan and the Afnán. Two family trees, one for The Bab and the other for Bahá'u'lláh. [about]
  19. 2005. Chronology of Bahá'í Literature. A table, sorted by date, of all major English-language publications from the Central Figures, the Universal House of Justice, and reference materials. [about]
  20. 2004. Majestic Process, The: Cycles, Eras, Epochs and Stages. A one page chart developed as a class handout on the "Majestic Process," the Ages and Epochs of the Faith. [about]
  21. 2004. Family of Vahid Darabi, The, by Ahang Rabbani. Ancestry and history of many Babis involved in the Nayriz uprising, 1850. [about]
  22. 2003. Visits of the Hands of the Cause of God to Ireland, by Betsy Omidvaran, in Solas, 3. An overview of all known visits by the Hands, the highest-ranking officers of the Bahá’í Faith, to Ireland. Review of the many historical sources about this largely-uninvestigated topic. Includes timeline of the visits between 1952 and 1986. [about]
  23. 2003/2013. Members of the Universal House of Justice 1963-2014 and Hands of the Cause: Timeline. List of names and dates of all who served on the House of Justice or as Hands. [about]
  24. 2000. Timeline to the Baghdad Period: Themes of Early Tablets and Historical Personages Related to them, by Kathryn Brown and Sharon Davis. History and themes of and personages related to Bahá'u'lláh's Tablets of the Baghdad period (1853-63), including a graphical chronology. [about]
  25. 2000. Mid-East History during the Islamic Period: Chronology and Commentary, by Brian A. Miller. Brief overview of Islamic history. [about]
  26. 2000. Chart of the Eras and Epochs of Bahá'í History, by Arjen Bolhuis. Diagram of the periods of Bahá'í history. Available in English and Russian. [about]
  27. 1998. Chronology of Persecutions of Babis and Baha'is. [about]
  28. 1998. Chronological study: Tablets to the Rulers, by Melissa Tansik. Timeline of the rise of nation states, 1844-1871, and the history and fate of the rulers to whom Bahá'u'lláh wrote in the 1860s. [about]
  29. 1996. Basic Bahá'í Chronology, A, by Glenn Cameron and Wendi Momen. Front-matter and index of the book. The rest of the content, the Chronology itself, is at where it has been greatly expanded and modified since original publication. [about]
  30. 1996-11-25. Brief History of the Bahá'í Faith. Chronology of major events in Bahá'í history from 1844 to 1996. [about]
  31. 1994. Islam and the Bahá'í Faith: A Brief Guide, by Duane Troxel, in Deepen, 3:2:2. An overview of some facts and resources about Islam Bahá'ís should know when conversing with Muslims. Includes chronology of Islam. [about]
  32. 1986. Bahá'í Calendar, Festivals, and Dates of Historic Significance, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 18 (1979-1983). Feasts, anniversaries, days of fasting, holy days, Nabil's narrative on the Badi' Calendar, and brief chronology of important dates in Bahá'í history. [about]
  33. 1986/2021. Dawn-Breakers Movie, The, by James J. Keene. Sample sections of a movie script of historical fiction: preface, first scene, and appendices 1-5: Dawn-Breakers chronology, story outline and plot, and character visualizations. [about]
  34. 1980/2001. Little Badasht: Aids for the Study of Nabil's Narrative. Study guide of The Dawn-Breakers designed for a youth audience. Includes chronology of the time period, and maps of Persia. [about]
  35. 1976. Activities of `Abdu'l-Bahá in Illinois, 1912. Two-page list of all the addresses of the places visited by Abdu'l-Bahá, April 29 - November 4, 1912. Includes link to Google map. [about]
  36. 1957/1992. Genealogy of Shoghi Effendi, by Grover Gonzales. A hand-drawn chart of Shoghi Effendi's family history. [about]
  37. 1954. Cause of the Rise and Fall of Civilizations, The, by Ruhaniyyih Ruth Moffett. A chart correlating the growth of maturity of humanity and the evolution of religions with major events in history. [about]
  38. 1950?. Genealogy of The Báb and Bahá'u'lláh, by Kay Zinky. Chart showing the Semitic line of prophets, including source citations. [about]
  39. 1932. Pedigree of the Qajar Dynasty, by Shoghi Effendi, in The Dawn-Breakers. Genealogical chart of the Qajar Dynasty [about]
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