I’ve always thought that a story is more attractive to read or to tell as compared with just handing someone a standardized genealogy chart, such as a pedigree or family group form.
Some software programs will create an outline of the facts as you input them; this is fine as far as it goes. You then want to edit that document and put in a few other elements, such as photos, descriptions of the occupation of the main bread winner, or find and summarize the history of the area.
Aileen Robinson was the daughter of Philo H. Robinson and Bridget A. Ryan. She was born in Illinois on the 23rd of October, 1884. I know this, in part, because her name appears in the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Decatur, Illinois (Macon County). The record shows her as being sixteen years old. I wonder what it was like to be sixteen in that place and age?
According to a source, (Wikipedia), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decatur,_Illinois, it is now the largest city in Illinois and was founded in 1829.