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What is an Ahnentafel? (My family Tree, does it add up?)

Journal by Dave Calladine

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on 2006-01-17 03:03:21

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).

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by Scott_J on 2006-01-17 05:33:52

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.

(I've put this journal on the homepage)

by Dave Calladine on 2006-01-26 15:56:25

by shiningstar11 on 2006-04-13 10:23:57

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.

by tweezer on 2006-05-23 05:11:39

Dave, very interesting, as well as informative. Thanks for the post.

by bcagle on 2006-06-16 16:39:30

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

by carolburns on 2006-06-18 13:02:05

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


by grnstan on 2006-07-26 23:00:24

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.


by tweezer on 2006-08-24 01:55:13


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: [email protected]

Thanks and continued good luck.

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