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Is there a way to mark a branch in the tree as a dead end?

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Re: Is there a way to mark a branch in the tree as a dead end?

Posted: 25 Jan 2013 3:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dumb question what do you mean "Died out" To me there are basically two ways a family can died out. One is there is no children who reproduced, hence no grandchildren, no succeeding generations.

The second way is to have a generation of girls where where the family name dies out.

In my opinion it is highly uncommon for a family to die out with no grandchildren. While it is quite common for a branch of the family name to die out.

My great grandfather's family has nearly died out, My g-grandfather had 8 children, of which three was boys.

One of these boys died without children, one had all girls, my grandfather had two boys. Of those two boys one had one two sons, of which there is only one boy in their children.

My father had three boys, one had two girls and each of the others had one son each.

So out of my great grandfather's 8 children, in the fourth generation there are only three boys that currently have his surname.

It is improbable that two of those three will have children, and the remaining boy has one son, and says there will be no others. so in the fifth generation there is only one son.
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mulnofamily 25 Jan 2013 3:52PM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 25 Jan 2013 4:48PM GMT 
tulrose 25 Jan 2013 4:56PM GMT 
mulnofamily 25 Jan 2013 5:05PM GMT 
keithnuttle 25 Jan 2013 10:07PM GMT 
curmil 26 Jan 2013 12:23AM GMT 
tulrose 26 Jan 2013 12:46AM GMT 
David Abernat... 26 Jan 2013 1:22AM GMT 
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