Dave Calladine , from Yeovil, Somerset, UK, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2006. is researching the following names: CALLADINE, LAUNCHBURY, FULLER and 22 other(s).
Dave, this is a wonderful post, thank you for sharig this. It's mind-boggling to think about how quickly our family tree branches out, yet I suspect that most of us focus so (too?) much energy on single lines.
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Thank you for your definition and usage of the Ahnentafel chart system. After reading this I will now make an effort to take more time in reading through the Ahnentafel charts that I come across.
Dave, very interesting, as well as informative. Thanks for the post.
I agree. This is good information. I have created a form that works like an Ahnenpass, each page records a family, father , mother, parents of each, multiple marriage info, birth,christening,death info on each, children and siblings, as well as having places to record documentation sources for each. I would be happy to share with anyone wanting it. It is in MS word format but I can convert to PDF. I printed a bunch of the pages and put into a spiral binder format and now all base information is at my fingertips.
Drop me a line if you would like a copy
Great post and information
Didn't realise you could end up with so many in your family without realising. With one line of hubby's family I have got back to 1478. From our Grandson to this earliest ancestor is 18 generations. The rest are mainly 6 or 7 geneartions so how many dirct line ancestors would that give my Grandson? I dread to think lol
Your information is great. I learned a lot that I did not know. I have tracked my ancestors back some seven generations and tried to follow the male line. But, I don't turn down any information that I get on the female line. The ahnentafel system takes getting use to; but, it certainly does seem to bring organization to a family tree.
Thanks for your post.
I would love to have acopy of the form you have created and are using. Sounds helpful. I think I'm pretty organized until I get to looking for some info on someone and can't find it. :?(
My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and continued good luck.
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