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What do these numbers mean?

Posted: 6 Dec 2012 3:59PM GMT
Classification: Query

Hello,

This may be a silly question, but I'm wondering if someone can tell me what the numbers/codes are that I'm finding in some of my searches. Here's an example:

Henry Wykes LZRQ-N45

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Scottisheart

Re: What do these numbers mean?

Posted: 6 Dec 2012 4:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Finding where? Searches of what?

Re: What do these numbers mean?

Posted: 6 Dec 2012 5:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
As in the following:

Henry Wykes ***LZRQ-N45***

I've seen other names with the odd letter/numbers/codes similar to this, and I have no idea what they mean.

Re: What do these numbers mean?

Posted: 6 Dec 2012 7:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
I understand what it is you see, but you have not said where you have seen the numbers. On documents? On a web site?

Re: What do these numbers mean?

Posted: 6 Dec 2012 8:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
If you are talking about this:

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/11469123/person/12599936862?s...=

Then is seems to be some custom numbering system that you would have to contact the tree owner about

Re: What do these numbers mean?

Posted: 7 Dec 2012 9:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
YES! That's exactly what I was referring to :) Thanks for clearing it up...I figured it was a personal numbering system but wasn't at all sure :)

Many thanks to all :)

Re: What do these numbers mean?

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 2:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Those are Ancestral File individual ID numbers. There are many Henry Wykes in AF, but none with that number, so perhaps you provided a "fake" example, or someone transposed characters.

Ancestral File can be searched by AFI numbers at FamilySearch -
https://familysearch.org/family-trees#form=trees-afn-search
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