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Genealogical Classification By Family Group Coding

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Genealogical Classification By Family Group Coding For Descent From Common Ancestors, vol.1 and vol. 2

  • by Stewart, Cameron Ralph
  • published in 1986 by Cameron Ralph Stewart, Genealogical Compiler-Classifier and Enciphered Descendant. P.O. Box 3011, Long Beach, California 90803
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Finding Information In This Source

This source has thousands of names which makes it somewhat difficult to navigate. For example, the name William Bentley appears 377 times. Having a bit of understand about the codes can make finding a name much easier. Each member of the Bentley family is given a code based upon their relationship to the progenitor of the Rhode Island Bentley families, William Bentley. William's code is Be:F. Each of his children are then assigned a capital letter if male and a lowercase letter if female. Thus his five children, and some of their children are coded as follows:

William Bentley (Be:F) (pages 1036- AND 1105-1148) and his descendants:

  1. Jane (Be:Fa.) (pages: 1149-1164)
    1. Faa to Fah
  2. William (Be:FB) (pages: 1165-1217)
    1. FBA to FBM
  3. James (BeFC) (page 1219)
    1. FCa only one child with no children
  4. Thomas, (Be:FD.) FX.97. (pages: 1221-1532)
    1. Jane (Be:FDa.) (page 1226)
    2. Mary (Be:FDb.) (page 1226)
    3. William (Be:FDC.) (pages 1226-1233)
    4. Benjamin (Be:FDD.) Vm.49 (pages 1235-1241)
      1. Caleb (Be:FDDA.) (pages 1243-1328)
      2. Joseph (Be:FDDB.) (page 1329)
      3. Thomas (Be:FDDC.) (pages 1331-1399)
      4. Samuel (Be:FDDD.) VH.25. (pages 1400-1486)
      5. Benjamin (Be:FDDE.) (pages 1487)
      6. Gideon (Be:FDDF.) (pages 1489-1528)
      7. Ann(e) (?)( Be:FDDg.) (page 1529)
    5. Thomas (Be:FDE.) (pages 1530-1532)
  5. Benjamin (Be:FE.) (pages 1533-1544)
  7. Sources (pages 1550-1733)
  8. Addendum: Bentley (pages 1863-1864)
  9. Supplement, last minute Entry (pages S1-S3)
  10. Index I (pages 1-214)
  11. Index II (pages 215-363)

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