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Although different kinship terminologies are prevalent in different societies many familial relationships can be expressed in similar terms. In genealogical terminology some terms may be combined (your spouse's aunt's niece).
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Although different kinship terminologies are prevalent in different societies many familial relationships are expressed in similar terms. In genealogical terminology some terms may be combined (your spouse's aunt's niece).
  
 
; ''Ancestor'' : A person from whom one is descended.
 
; ''Ancestor'' : A person from whom one is descended.

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Charting

Genealogical charting takes many forms from graphical displays to simple lists. A variety of charts are used to record, verify and publish data collected for each individual in a family. Geni incorporates aspects of various genealogical charting systems in a new graphical interface, the geni tree, while providing easy access to commonly used lists.

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.

Example

  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)

Ancestral chart

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

Example

Ancestral Chart

Descendant chart

A table of a particular individual's descendants.

Family tree

A version of the pedigree chart including all ancestors.

Data collection

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

Family history

Lineage 
An individual's or group's line of descent from an ancestor.
Pedigree 
A history or background of an individual showing their heritage or class distinction.

Names

Given name 
Maiden name 
Surname 

Relationships

Although different kinship terminologies are prevalent in different societies many familial relationships are expressed in similar terms. In genealogical terminology some terms may be combined (your spouse's aunt's niece).

Ancestor 
A person from whom one is descended.
Brother 
Child 
Cousin 
Commonly recognized as a child of an aunt or uncle in the United States.
Daughter 
Descendant 
Father 
Grandchild 
Grandparent 
In-law 
Mother 
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.
Sister 
Son 
Spouse 
Wife 
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