what does AHNENLIST mean?

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in The Tree House by Lorraine Adams G2G1 (1.8k points)

If you click on the Family Trees and Tools tab on a profile page, then scroll down to Ancestor list and click on that, you will get the Ahnentafel/Ahnenlist for that person.  For your ancestor Andrew Lemuel Adams, is is HERE. The list includes the Ahnentafel numbers, which are the key to navigation.  Except for the first person on the list, who is always #1, all males have an even number, and all females have an odd number. Number 2's father is #4, his mother is #5, and his grandfather is #8, etc.

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When I did a google search I found that Ahnenlist is a German word. The literal translation is ancestor list. An ahnenlist is an ancestor list; a list of ancestors of in a particular sequence.

by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (2.6m points)
selected by Sandra Davidson
WikiTree's "Ancestor List" under "Family Tree & Tools" is an example of an Ahnenliste.
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Somtimes called an ahnentafel.

  1. Me
  2. My father
  3. My mother
  4. My father's father
  5. My father's mother
  6. My mother's father
  7. My mother's mother
  8. Great grandparents #'s 8 through 15

and on and on and on

Wikipedia article

by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

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