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Ahnentafel Report Help Documentation Error?

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Re: Ahnentafel Report Help Documentation Error?

Posted: 8 Nov 2012 10:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Nov 2012 10:58AM GMT
Marco original comment

““The following statement appears in the "Ahnentafel Report" help documentation:

"This report is not used as frequently as other Genealogy Reports for formal presentations of pedigree because it records two family lines in the same report."”


First of all the report actually DOES NOT show two family lines at the same time --- it starts off [Generation 1] with the [root] person you have selected to show and provides info about that person It also discusses his/her spouse

Then in the second generation it begins to show the ancestors of just the root person you have selected and in further ancestral generations it continues to do this

If everybody in the ancestor chain has only one spouse, the first generation shows 1 person [the root person] and also talks about the spouse

The 2nd generation shows 2 people [the ancestors of the root person]

The 3rd generation shows 4 people [and continues to show just the family line of the root person]

The 4th generation shows 8 people, etc, etc

The number of people in each ancestor generation is two time the number of people in the previous generation

If you run a Pedigree Report it shows/does the exact same thing

Run an Ahnentafel Report [checking the box “exclude children’ --- to separate the wheat from the chaff] and then run a Pedigree Chart and you will see they say/show the same thing

As far as I know it has been this way for the last couple of hundred years

So I don’t see anything wrong with the Pedigree Chart nor the Ahnentafel Report [And nether one shows two family lines]

The thing that I see is that could be better worded is: [or more properly eliminated]

“This report is NOT USED AS FREQUENTLY as other Genealogy Reports” I disagree with this statement --------- It is used very frequently and if you go to any published Genealogies you are likely to see a Ahnentafel Report

The reason they give for not using it [and is their opinion and not necessarily the opinion of others] is because it shows TWO family lines at the same time] BUT this is a false statement because it doesn’t show two family lines

My general problem with the statement is two fold 1) It is a false statement and 2) they are stating their opinions/preferences for doing something -----and as Joe Friday said I would prefer “Just the Facts" and not your opinions –The entire statement should just be removed


SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Marco Scavo 7 Nov 2012 10:22PM GMT 
silverfox3280 7 Nov 2012 11:23PM GMT 
Marco Scavo 8 Nov 2012 12:05AM GMT 
curmil 8 Nov 2012 12:05PM GMT 
Marco Scavo 8 Nov 2012 2:37PM GMT 
silverfox3280 8 Nov 2012 5:11PM GMT 
KATHYMARIEANN 8 Nov 2012 5:55PM GMT 
Marco Scavo 8 Nov 2012 6:10PM GMT 
KATHYMARIEANN 8 Nov 2012 7:28PM GMT 
Marco Scavo 8 Nov 2012 8:20PM GMT 
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