It is organized in an Ahnentafel, which is a German word that means Ancestral Table.

The numbering system is quite simple: the Ahnentafel Number for
- the father of any individual is double that of the individual, and
- the mother's number is the father's number plus 1.

The system starts with my Ahnentafel Number = 1. Thus:
my father = #2 (2 x 1);
my mother = #3 (2 + 1);
her mother = #7 ((2 x3) + 1);
her father = #14 (2 x 7), and so forth.
After the first individual, males have even numbers and females have odd numbers.

Coming forward in time, if you divide an Ahnentafel number of the father by two, that will give the number for his child.

The links are to Family Group Records for that individual, from which you can also go forward or backward along a genetic line. These Family Group Records are incomplete, but will be added over time.

To go to the end of a particular line, just keep doubling the Ahnentafel number until you run out.

Because of the relatively small homogeneous society in Lunenburg County for well over a century, there was considerable cross breeding. This creates the possibilities for multiple links back to the same individual. In my case, known so far, I have triple links back to the CONRAD, CORKUM, LOHNES and MEISNER families and have many families with double links.

This then means that some ancestors may have multiple and separate Ahnentafel numbers. If you go to the Ancestor Tables A-M or N-Z, you can view the numbers for the end of every line.

To view the Ahnentafel Chart, go to one of the links below, depending upon the Generation level or Ahnentafel Number.

In the charts, the numbers immediately following a name are my genealogical data system's Record Number and have no significance here.

1-7 # 1 - 127
8 #128 - 255
9 # 256 - 511
10 # 512 - 1023
11 # 1024 - 2047
12 # 2048 - 4095
13-23 # 4098 - 7536640