(what do the symbols mean?)
I found this table format a long time ago, and can't remember where now. It works like this:
Links within the cells will take you to a new page where the Ancestor selected is the individual the table is based from. Not too difficult, I think. The problem is that the information is all manually entered. I'm not proficient enough in programming web pages yet to be able to automate the process by connecting it to a database. That's a goal for the future.
As far as the information itself, here's a basic breakdown:
The number that starts out each cell is the Ahnentafel identification number. (Yes, it's misspelled on most of my pages. I just found the mistake and I'm working on fixing it.)
So, setting myself as number 1 at the base of the tree, my Father is number 2, my Mother is number 3. My Grandfather on my Father's side is 2*2, or 4. My Grandmother on my Mother's side would be 2*3+1, or 7. It goes up from there.
I use this numbering method because it fits nicely with the table structure. However, I don't use the numbers for anyone who is not my direct ancestor. Maybe someday when I can get a database working to automate the table generation.
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