Indicate pedigree/descendancy

  • ggpauly

    ggpauly - 2010-08-21

    I'd like to somehow indicate individuals on my pedigree so that when coming forward from a known ancestor I can easily pick out which child is on my pedigree.  Is there an idiom  for this?  I know an asterisk indicates something, since it underlines the name.  I could use last name capitalization, but I've been following the custom of capitalizing last names. 

  • Thomas52

    Thomas52 - 2010-08-22

    The beauty of many options is that you can sometimes make your own rules.  The asterisk is generally used to denote the "call" name, so John Paul* Jones appears as John Paul Jones and he usually went by the name Paul.  I also use the asterisk on the last name when there are SO MANY Hampton's (for example) I can't keep track of which ones are in my direct line.  It will throw in an occasional sorting error, but nothing of consequence.


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