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# Maternal grandfather (mother's father)
 
# Maternal grandfather (mother's father)
 
# Maternal grandmother (mother's mother)
 
# Maternal grandmother (mother's mother)
===Ascendant or pedigree chart===
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===Ascendant===
 
A chart depicting an individual and their direct ancestors usually including dates and locations of birth, marriage, and death. Also known as a pedigree chart.
 
A chart depicting an individual and their direct ancestors usually including dates and locations of birth, marriage, and death. Also known as a pedigree chart.
 
====Examples====
 
====Examples====
 
[http://c.ancestry.com/pdf/trees/charts/anchart.pdf]
 
[http://c.ancestry.com/pdf/trees/charts/anchart.pdf]
 
[http://www.byubroadcasting.org/ancestors/charts/pdf/pedigree.pdf]
 
[http://www.byubroadcasting.org/ancestors/charts/pdf/pedigree.pdf]
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===Descendant chart===
 
===Descendant chart===
 
A table of a particular individual's descendants.
 
A table of a particular individual's descendants.

Revision as of 23:55, 4 August 2007

Charting

Ahnentafel or Sosa-Stradonitz System

Ahnentafel is a German term meaning "Geneological table" and refers to one of several numbering systems used to record individuals on a pedigree chart or in list form. Each individual is numbered based on their relation to the descendant, with the descendant being No. 1. All male ancestors are numbered evenly while all female ancestors are numbered oddly; the father being twice that of the descendant of each generation and the mother being twice that of the descendant of each generation, plus one.

Examples

  1. Descendant
  2. Father
  3. Mother
  4. Paternal grandfather (father's father)
  5. Paternal grandmother (father's mother)
  6. Maternal grandfather (mother's father)
  7. Maternal grandmother (mother's mother)

Ascendant

A chart depicting an individual and their direct ancestors usually including dates and locations of birth, marriage, and death. Also known as a pedigree chart.

Examples

[1] [2]

Descendant chart

A table of a particular individual's descendants.

Family tree

A version of the pedigree chart including all ancestors. With regard to Geni trees the tree may be viewed as a hybrid of the ascendant chart and descendant chart.

Data collection

Vital records

Records of life events kept under governmental authority, including birth certificates, marriage licenses, and death certificates.

Family History

Lineage

Pedigree

A history or background of an individual showing their heritage or class distinction.

Names

Given name

Maiden name

Surname

Relations

Ancestor

A person from whom one is descended.

Cousin

Descendant

Parent

Partner

Progenitor

A parent or ancestor; the originator of a line; the earliest proven ancestor; the person from which all descendants originate.

Sibling

Sire

A biological father or male ancestor.

Spouse

Family History

Lineage

Pedigree

A history or background of an individual showing their heritage or class distinction.

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