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Ancestor Table Extracts
These extracts allow a quick overview of a family's make-up. They specify the probands (the persons with whom the table starts) and their partners, who the probands' ancestors were, what their profession was and where they came from.
Because of the overlap of genealogical data in different ancestor tables, the extracts cover only one century each (approx. 5 generations).
With this data the computer can establish if a certain couple occurs in more than one ancestor table. If this is the case, the probands of these tables are consanguineous (blood related).
The complete data (with details and references) of all persons in the tables are compiled in the family sheets in the collection of Rainer Hoppe or in the literature quoted. The descriptive heading states the family names of the probands' father and mother (maiden name) and the date of their marriage or the date of birth of one of their children (S = son, D = daughter). The date is shown in brackets.
References to succeeding ancestor tables of descendants in the next century may be listed alphabetically with both family names and, in brackets, date of their marriage or the date of birth of one of their children.
Then the family names of the descendants of the different probands follow alphabetically. The probands and their ancestors with their partners are listed with their full name and titles, the place and date of birth or baptism, marriage (civil church), death or burial. The profession is stated as concisely as possible.
After the marriage data the source and the number of the marriage certificate is listed in brackets. E.g.
Nijmegen 15 V.1824 (RO 1824/N° 57) Neerbosch 23 V.1824 (DR: DTB 1270/266)
Hamburg 2 VI.1925 (RO 21a, now RO Hamburg-Barmbek/Uhlenhorst, 1925/N° 268 RC St Sofien at Barmbek)
For dates prior to the introduction of the civil Registry Office: the number (e.g. N° 6) or year and number (e.g. 1758/N° 6) of the certificate, the page or folio number (e.g. P. 58, F° 58) or inventory- and folio number (e.g. 1273/58) of the source (e.g. DTB or RBS). Generation I: probands and their partners.
After the data of the partners a reference to their own ancestor table extract is listed. The reference usually consist of the family names of the parents with date of their marriage or of the birth/baptism of one of their children (S = son, D = daughter).
Generation II etc.: the direct ancestors and their partners.
The names of the men and women (maiden name) are preceded by their ancestor table number (Kekule).
Fathers always have twice the number of a child, mothers twice the number of a child plus one. The preceding ancestor tables into the past (marked with •) start about the turn of a century with the oldest ancestors listed in the current table, usually generation V, occasionally IV or VI.
(A) Adopted family name. (P) Patronymic. * Possible ancestor.
* If a man could possibly be the father of a woman's illegitimate child, e.g. in case of a subsequent marriage, the table is continued in the list of ancestors using both possibilities; i.e. unknown/unknown and the ancestor table number (e.g. 16*) and data of this man and of his ancestors in a foot note under the heading in capitals 'Possible Ancestors'. As an example two extracts follow on the next pages, resp. an Ancestor Table extract 20th century and one of the continuating extracts 19th century. The Dutch and German pages have different examples.