Wednesday, 20 April 2016

A to Z Challenge - Q

The Blogging from A to Z Challenge is to post everyday (except Sunday) in the month of April 2016 starting with the letter A and going all the way to Z. The theme I chose is Genealogy Tips. At the end I will give a related post from my blog Genealogy: Beyond the BMD.

Q is for Quo Progenitores (loosely translated, the ancestors)

Had to go back to my Latin days for that one, hahaha.

Specifically, the genealogical numbering system widely adopted for the numeration of ancestors on family trees and charts.

In 1590 the first Ahnentafel was published by Michaël Eytzinger in Thesaurus principum hac aetate in Europa viventium, pro progenitores.... in Cologne.

Are you using this numbering system in your records?

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  1. Congrats on finding a unique, genealogy-related letter Q word! I have not used Ahnentafel for my family tree, but my software does allow me to do it if I choose to. Wonderful illustration!
    Molly of Molly's Canopy

  2. I don't use it but have seen it in my travels through our roots :D You sure come up with some great challenge letters :D

  3. My software does the numbering. Woohoo!

  4. I was wondering what wonderful post you would come up with for Q. Well done.


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