Ascendant genealogy

Engaged in genealogy and the construction of family trees, we are faced with a dilemma: how to systematize the person, what method of studying the pedigree should be selected descending or ascending. Let’s look at the last ascending method and determine what suits us best. We’ll talk about him.

What is an ascendant lineage?

Ascending genealogy is the result of searching for ancestors in ascending order: from son to father, from father to grandfather, from grandfather to great-grandfather, and so on.

An ascending pedigree is made out in the form of a table. The most convenient form of the ascending genealogy table is a horizontal table which contains information about the ancestors.

An important place in the compilation of the ascending genealogy table is occupied by the numbering of ancestors. The numbering procedure must be such that the number can immediately determine in what relation the ancestor is to the person of interest to us.

The ancestral numbering rules were developed back in the 17th century by the Spanish genealogy of H. de Sosa. In the XIX century, they were improved by the German scientist Stefan von Stradonitsa; now this numbering is called Sosa-Stradonitsa.

The person whose genealogy is being drawn up, regardless of gender number 1; his father gets number 2; his mother gets number 3; his grandfather gets number 4; his grandmother gets number 5 and so on.

Men in such a table are always indicated by even numbers, and women are odd. The number of the wife is always equal to the number of the husband +1. The number of the father is always equal to twice the number of the child. And the mother’s number is equal to twice the number of the child +1.

Consider an example:

Number 11 is a woman (odd number);

Mother number 5 (5 * 2 = 10 + 1 = 11), women;

Grandma number 2 (2 * 2 = 4 + 1 = 5);

Men (2 even number), paternal great-grandmother number 1.

At the same time, number 11 is daughter number 22 (male 11 * 2 = 22);

Number 23 (female 11 * 2 = 22 + 1 = 23).

These are simple but very interesting calculations.

Which scheme to use downward or upward is up to you. You can create two schemes for fun, because they are both convenient.

Ascendant genealogy

Good luck in finding.