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Ahnentafel numbering problem

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Ahnentafel numbering problem

Posted: 28 Jun 2007 1:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
(I've posted this under "help" too as I'm not sure which thread to use - sorry)

I like, and am starting to use the Ahnentafel Genealogical Numbering System quite effectively now that my research is beginning to expand past my own limited memory banks however I’ve come to a bit of a problem with aunts and uncles.

Take a section of my family to see my problem - An Ahnentafel pattern is:

1. Myself
2. John C. (my father)
3. Avril (my mother)
4. Harold (my father’s father)
5. Edna (my father’s mother)
6. Stanley (my mother’s father)
7. Violet (my mother’s mother)
8. John (my grandfather’s father)

Now, No. 8 - John - has 7 sons whom I have labelled/numbered 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7 respectively and chronologically, oldest first. Fine so far but…

…8.7 is Harold – my number 4 on the Ahentafel. Do I number him 4 or 8.7 ?

Likewise with No. 2 - John C. - He’s Harold’s first son (of 4 kids) so should I number him 8.7.1 or 4.1?

At the moment I’ve given each two numbers. I seem to think I’m messing up two systems here. Can some one help me out?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
CJHarding 28 Jun 2007 7:44AM GMT 
swansonville 8 Aug 2007 7:22PM GMT 
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lafull1 18 Dec 2007 11:18PM GMT 
RRamey 18 Feb 2014 4:51PM GMT 
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bgwiehle 15 Nov 2010 7:50PM GMT 
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