When creating an Ahnentafel on any person, that person is number 1. Their father is number 2, and their mother (his wife or mistress) is number 3. So the Ahnentafel for President George W Bush is
- George W Bush, US President
- George Bush Sr, US President
- Barbara Pierce, First Lady
George Sr's parents would be numbers 4 and 5, while Barbara's parents would be numbers 6 and 7. Males (except for number 1) are always even-numbers, while females are always odd-numbers. These type of brief reports have no room for other spouses, or other siblings. They are used to give a very quick overview of the tree for a particular person.
ExamplesSee my write-up on the Ahnentafel of Diana, Princess of Wales
See my write-up on the Ahnentafel of Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
See my write-up on the Ahnentafel of Charles Windsor, Prince of Wales
A related concept is an Ahnenlist, which is simply a list of the names without additional detail.
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