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  •  Training needed (6+ / 0-)

    I've lucked into two gems lately.  

    Since my own father's passing last month, we've discovered a distant (?) relative.  while we're the same generation, we share a common Great Great Grandfather.  She's filled in some of the gaps on my father's line back to their arrival in the US around 1685.

    We also discovered a family genealogy published in 1898, and available as an e-book.  Unfortunately the author found my GGGG Grandfather (1783-1849) after the majority of the work was done and only listed my GGGG Grandmother in the addenda with no further tracking.

    My question to the experienced is, How does one really read this type of annotation?
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    I assume that the "1632" is a descendent number of some sort.  It seems to show up further down the line when a new family unit is listed.
    The V is the fifth child by that mother.  BTW, Cornelius is a common name in the older parts of the family record.
    I assume that since Cornelius' two daughters died as children, they rated no further mention.
    I assume that since Child VI, Rachel is a girl, her children get a descendant number, but are dropped from the main line.  He listed them as child i, ii, iii etc.  I think I've seen this go on in other listings for several generations or the children of next generation are given Arabic numbers; 1,2,3 etc.

    Are any of these assumptions correct?

    “that our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry.” Thomas Jefferson

    by markdd on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 03:56:15 PM PDT

    •  Wow, how lucky for you! (6+ / 0-)

      I'm not entirely sure but here's a Wiki link about the genealogical numbering systems. The one family history book that I have that is numbered, uses letters and numbers.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

      Remember, you can't have crazy without az.

      by Desert Rose on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 05:44:02 PM PDT

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      •  Thanks (2+ / 0-)
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        Kinda looks like a modification of the NGSQ system.

        Each direct child receives a sequence number and then a child sequence number.

        My GGGGG Grandfather is listed as descendant 17
        then later
        Cornelius (17) - Johannes - Cornelius Doremus had children

        My GGGG Grandfather is listed under Cornelius (17) and his second wife as:

        83  VII Abraham bapt. March 9, 1759 m. Elizabeth Francisco

        “that our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry.” Thomas Jefferson

        by markdd on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 11:24:34 PM PDT

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