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Overview

You may add an Ancestor Lineage item to the Person Entry list to add an ancestor lineage value to the person entry.

An ancestor lineage value is the anhentafel number of the current person relative to a subject person or a sequence of descendant names leading from the current person to the subject person. In a list of names, each name may be a link to the person.

For examples of lineage values, see the Format section below.

Properties

Title

Enter the title for the item. The title appears as a label of the lineage value in the person entry.

Subject ID

Specify the ID number of the subject. The person entry of any ancestor of the subject will show the lineage value between the subject and the subject.

Picklist

Use the Picklist button to open the Picklist, a dialog window where you can select the subject by name. If you use the Picklist button, GedSite will set the ID to the selected person's ID number.

Format

The Format determines the content of the lineage value. There are several available formats as described in the table below.

In the descriptions, current person refers to the person whose person entry is being constructed when the Ancestor Lineage item is creating a value.

Format Description
Ahnentafel An ahnentafel number is a pedigree numbering system where a father is assigned his child's number times 2, and a mother is assigned her child's number times 2, plus 1. The subject is 1, the subject's father is 2, the subject's mother is 3, etc.

The following examples show the ahnentafel number of the subject's maternal grandfather.

Example (generation omitted)

6

Example (numeric generation)

3-6

Example (alphabetic generation)

C-6

First name The lineage value shows the first names of the descendants of the current person beginning with the current person's child and continuing through to the subject.

Example

GeorgeC, SarahB, MaryA

First name, surname on change The lineage value shows the first names of the descendants of the current person beginning with the current person's child and continuing through to the subject. If a child does not have the same surname as his or her parent, the child's full name is shown.

Example

George2, Sarah1, Mary Graham0

Full name The lineage value shows the full names of the descendants of the current person beginning with the current person's child and continuing through to the subject.

Example

George Bezanson2, Sarah Bezanson1, Mary Graham0

Link Descendants

If Link Descendants is checked, descendant names in the lineage value are links to that person if the person is included in the site.

Generation Format

The Generation Format determines if the lineage value includes a generation indicator. When the Generation Format is "Ahnentafel", the generation value precedes the ahnentafel number. When the Generation Format is set to one of the name variations, the generation value is a superscript following the name of each descendant.

Generation Format Description
Omit generation The generation indicator is not included in the lineage value.

Examples

George, Sarah, Mary Graham

12

Alphabetic generation The generation indicator is a letter. By default, the lineage values range from "A" to "Z", where the progenitor is assigned "A". The letters may be customized by editing the Strings.Generations.Alphabetic Values property via the Utilities > Edit Strings command. The letter assigned to the progenitor may be adjusted via the Generation Offset property.

Example

GeorgeC, SarahB, Mary GrahamA

D-12

Numeric generation The generation indicator is a number. By default, the progenitor is assigned zero, but the number assigned to the progenitor may be adjusted via the Generation Offset property.

Example

George2, Sarah1, Mary Graham0

4-12

Generation Offset

The Generation Offset determines the starting generation number of the progenitor. The default is zero.

If the Generation Format is numeric, and the Generation Offset is zero, the progenitor will have the generation indicator "0" (zero). If the Generation Offset is one, the progenitor will have the generation indicator "1", etc.

If the Generation Format is alphabetic, and the Generation Offset is zero, the progenitor will have the generation indicator "A". If the Generation Offset is one, the progenitor will have the generation indicator "B", etc.

The Generation Offset is ignored when the Format is Ahnentafel.

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