Ancestor 1:  Scot Fagerland (living)  No wife
 His parents  No children   

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Welcome to my genealogy website!  Each page is devoted to an ancestral couple in adulthood, with links to “his parents”, “her parents” and “their ancestral child.” For the sake of privacy, I do not have profiles for the living or their parents.  Thus, the real profiles will begin with my great and 2nd-great grandparents.  You’ll just have to click back a few generations to get there.

I use Ahnentafel numbering, which is the best way to count, identify, and arrange ancestors.  It starts with me as “Ancestor # 1”.  There is a decimal and a binary version.

In the decimal version,

  • A father’s number is twice as large as his child’s number.
  • A wife’s number is one more than her husband’s number.

In the binary numbering system, every Ahnentafel begins with a 1, which you read as “Scot’s”.  This 1 is then followed by a string of 0’s and 1’s.  As you read them from left to right,

  • Each 0 means “mother’s” or “mother”
  • Each 1 means “father’s” or “father.”

For example, ancestor 1,001,1 is “Scot’s mother’s mother’s father’s father.”  This system is especially useful for navigating quickly to a particular ancestor.  Note that you could also go directly to this page with the format (just insert the correct decimal numbers).


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