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Tuesday, 17 November 2015
Received an email today from Canada and learnt a new word 'Ahnentafel'. There was a text chart numbered for each person. Its only when I Googled 'ahnentafel' did I realise it was the German name for a birth brief and by numbering each person on the chart you can use the numbers to understand the relationships of the people on the chart. See Dick Eastman's explanation which is very clear http://blog.eogn.com/2014/12/16/ahnentafel-explained/.
Wikipedia also has a definition and includes a chart from 1590
There is always something to learn when doing family history.