I mean, there's a Wikipedia article entitled "Publication history of X-men comics," but it's vastly incomplete.

I'm looking for a TOTAL map showing every single strain of comics released by Marvel since 1963 chronicling the X-Men, any individual X-Men, any and all spin-offs that distinctly originated from the X-Men (X-Factor, X-Force, New Mutants, Excalibur, etc) and parallel timelines and revamps...I mean EVERYTHING.

I've always thought of the X-Men universe as this vast and unknowable thing; it seems the comics branch in so many places that it's impossible to keep track of how many different concurrent series there are.

I want to understand more clearly what there is, when each branch started (both the publication date and the time within the story relative to the greater chronology, if the latter information exists), when it ended, what it was about in general, and whether it was in keeping with the overall chronology or whether it completely disavowed past events to create its own unique path.

Does such a guide exist? Could be a book, could be a gigantic chart somewhere on the internet, or something like that.

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This is probably the best X-chronology up to the 90s:
X-title timelines - Chronology.net

For only X-titles, this is a pretty complete list:
The Definitive X-Men Reading Order Guide - Crushing Krisis

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    "Link-only answers" are heavily frowned upon. If your link goes dead, your answer becomes worthless – Valorum Jul 7 '18 at 21:03
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    @Valorum - I think this would be the rare case where the link is the answer. – RDFozz Oct 6 '18 at 0:22

From what I understand it branches way to much with crossovers, side plots, alternate realities, alternate timelines and universes that such a guide would be impossible or at least too tedious for anyone to do. X-men also made appearances in non Marvel work in some cases. Your best bet to get the most complete idea I would figure is look up particular characters and trace their paths and see where they intersect and in what other works they made appearances. From there you might be able to get a better idea of the timelines and related stories.

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    This seems very defeatist. – Valorum Jul 7 '18 at 21:04

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