Ahnentafel aka Ancestry Table Mar 9, 2005 5:25:26 GMT -5
Post by benotforgot on Mar 9, 2005 5:25:26 GMT -5
- Our father (Forrest Lee) is , his father (Jake) is , Jake's father is , etc.
- Our mother (Roberta) is , her father (Robert E.) is , his father (Edgar) is , etc.
- Edgar Henry is 
- his wife, Berta Mary Sharp, is 
- Richard Pounder is 
- his son, Lemuel Samuel Pounders, is 
Surname-specific boards* on this site include the following:
Click on any of the above surnames to go to those boards. Those currently believed to be our ancestors by these names (except the Smiths) wound up in Texas at one time or another . . . some as early as the 1820s. The Smiths and their kith 'n kin were in Maine and Massachusetts.
Surnames in the following "ahnentafel" include: Antony / Anthony, Baker / Barker, Benson, Brackett, Buford, Bugler, Cain, Calloway, Carter, Clark, DAVIS, Early, Fears, Ford, Fulton, Gill, Goodwin, Grant, Hackney, Harmon, HENRY, Holcomb, Holland, Kirtley, Lamar, Leavitt, LeMire, Lewis, Mason, Merrill, Milliken, Muston, Netherland, NETTLES, Olive, Parke, Payne, Porter, POUNDERS, Quinn, ROBERTS, Sadler, SHARP, SMITH, Tate / Taite, Thurston, Waring, Watson, WEST . . .
What is an "ahnentafel?" Well, I can't begin to pronounce it, but I think I can define it. It is a German word which simply means "ancestral table." In this easy-to-read chart, the names of ancestors appear on a line by line basis with each ancestor given a separate number.
Here is the "ahnentafel" for my siblings and me, with the four of us being (interchangeably) individual , and the final name listed being individual .
To find the spouse of any male ancestor, just add one to his number.
To find the child of any male ancestor, divide his number in half.
*I have also included surname-specific boards for the paternal lines of my nieces and nephews --
See also :: How many ancestors do YOU have?