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Ahnentafel Report Help Documentation Error?

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Re: Ahnentafel Report Help Documentation Error?

Posted: 1352402902000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1352403002000
Marco comment

"I don't know that I agree with your interpretation of "two family lines". I understand that as two *ancestral* lines, and a pedigree that's fully populated for a few generations certainly has more than two such lines. In fact, half of the people introduced in each generation backward represent a new line--matrilineal or patrilineal depending on your perspective."

It is one "family" line of the root person [Think of it this way: For example, your mother is part of your "family" just as your father is, and I think you would not consider her a separate family or family "line" just because she has a different surname than your father has]

But yes, if you want to think of it the way you are describing it is

2 family lines for the 1st ancester generation
4 lines or the 2nd generation
8 lines for the third
16 for the 4th
2 to the 10 power = 1024 for the 10th generation

But I guess my answer to this is so what -- we could "dance" forever on this head of a pin and still be nowhere

If the desire is to keep it at "1" line just trace the same surname ----a very boring use of genealogy and you won't know who your ancestors are -----they are more than just the same surname

You might even find out you have some "Royal" or other interestin ancestors by exploring a little

And when all is said and done this has nothing to do with the erroneous/opiniated help documentation you originally brought up
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