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How to enter those complicated Norwegian names into FTM!?

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Re: How to enter those complicated Norwegian names into FTM!?

Posted: 1378767516000
Classification: Query
That is how I would use the suffix slot if I didn't have other needs for that space. I have tried several methods - all unsatisfactory to some degree.

Currently I am placing the farm/location name immediately after the "surname" as shown in the following example beginning with my maternal grandfather Ole Jorgensen Aasland - (Aasland/Ausland is the westernized surname carried forward by all of Ole's male descendants after his arrival in Minnesota in the early 1880's):.

Ole Jorgensen Aasland N1a & R-U106 = Jorgen Svennungsen Forberget N1a & R-U106 = Svenung Eriksen Forberg R-U106 = Erik Halvorsson Forberg R-U106 = Halvor Gunsteinsson Vriem R-U106 = Gunstein Kittilsson R-U106

As seen in the above example, I am now using the suffix slot for indicating any atDNA "tag" which when entered for each directly related person downstream from the MRCA (most recent common ancestral couple) can be used to trace the DNA path to the actual living "cousin" who has been tested as a match to my DNA line. In the above example the N1a tag shows where my connection is to a specific person with matching atDNA . N1b is the downstream atDNA "tag" for this specific match beginning where our ancestral line splits. N1c would be used next for a third split at the same level and etc. Note that Jorgen Svennungsen Forberget N1a & R-U106 is in the N1a match line but his father is not : ergo: the N1a line comes from his mother's ancestry.

In addition, the suffix slot is being used to carry forward the Y-DNA Haplogroup designation found when my male maternal 1st cousin was tested at FTDNA and the Y-Haplogroup was found to be R-U106.; this is then entered for each direct male line ancestor upstream to the last gxxxx-grandfather known.

From all the "Rube Goldberg" tricks I am using to get the data entered it is obvious the programmers for genealogy tree entry have not begun to consider the new requirements needed for tracing the info brought to light by the various types of DNA test results that are increasingly forthcoming.


Incidentally, I just confirmed today that beritgullbekk has a 10.61 cM match on chromosome 1 and a 9.20 cM match on chromosome 5 to both me and my Aasland 1st cousin - now comes the task of wading through all the confusing Norwegian naming system and hopefully finding the connection!

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kj_norway 1378732358000 
BillHarvey34 1378747698000 
kj_norway 1378750598000 
BillHarvey34 1378767516000 
kj_norway 1378780099000 
BillHarvey34 1378785713000 
beritgullbekk 1378883566000 
beritgullbekk 1378731779000 
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