Matriarchal Table Representation
Roderic A. Davis, 2nd
© 2000 Roderic A. Davis,
2nd All rights reserved. License is granted to individuals to
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A new tabular presentation of ancestors is described. Similar to the Ahnentafel,
or Ancestor Table, the presentation is essentially a balanced binary tree.
The difference here is that only the female ancestors are represented.
The purpose is to capture in as compact form as possible, all of the different
ancestral surnames in their hierarchical placement. The new format is called
a Matriarchal Table, or M-Tafel.
Summary of characteristics
Each ancestral surname is represented once
Multiple entries into the same family are each represented
All female ancestors are represented
Female ancestors bring new surnames to the family tree by
Only female ancestors are represented
Excepting the primary, or focus, individual, who may be male
The structure of the M-tafel shows the successive generations in a manner
similar to an Ahnentafel.