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; Ancestor : A person from whom one is descended.
A person from whom one is descended.
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; Cousin :
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; Descendant :
===Descendant===
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; Parent :
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; Partner :
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; Progenitor : A parent or ancestor; the originator of a line; the earliest proven ancestor; the person from which all descendants originate.
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; Sibling
A parent or ancestor; the originator of a line; the earliest proven ancestor; the person from which all descendants originate.
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; Sire : A biological father or male ancestor.
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A biological father or male ancestor.
 
===Spouse===
 
 
==Family History==
 
==Family History==
 
===Lineage===
 
===Lineage===
 
===Pedigree===
 
===Pedigree===
 
A history or background of an individual showing their heritage or class distinction.
 
A history or background of an individual showing their heritage or class distinction.

Revision as of 00:04, 5 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 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

[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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