Pedigree Forum Instructions

We invite you to submit your "Pedigree" for the Abernathy Family Project Patriarch page. (You don’t have to be a test participant to post your family pedigree.) We encourage everyone who tests to also post his pedigree, even if you don't have very much information, so that participants can compare pedigrees as well as test results. Some interested researcher may see it and contact you.

1.You must be logged in to post on the forum.
How do I register to post a pedigree?
Click here: http://www.worldfamilies.net/mostfaq#register
I've already registered. How do I log in?
http://www.worldfamilies.net/postpedigree/#re-register

2. When you are logged in, scroll down to the last posting on this forum and click "reply" in order to post your pedigree.

3. Please include your Kit number or Code Identity number if you have been tested for the project.

4. The pedigree for a Surname Project follows your paternal line.
Please post only the following information for each generation:

Earliest Known Male Ancestor for this Surname
birthdate
birthplace
spouse's name

(If you are missing any piece of this information, you can post another bit of identifying information.)

4. Example of a pedigree posting on the Pedigree Forum:

Pedigree for Terry Barton [terry AT bartonsite.org] B-66
David Barton, b c1730, Stafford Co VA, m Ruth Oldham
Thomas Barton, b 15 May 1768, Fauquier Co VA, m Sarah Kees
Conway Oldham Barton, b 20 Aug 1805, prob Greenville Dist SC, m Martha John Cox
John Matilda Barton, b 1839/40, ?Columbus? MS, m Emily Cassandra Sneed
Joseph James Barton, b 6 Nov 1865, Milam Co TX m Mary Jane Harlan
John (Jack) Sneed Barton, b 24 Feb 1897, Bartonsite TX, m Josephine Cresap Waddell

Click "Preview" to see how your posting will look on the Pedigree Forum and click "Post" to post it on the forum.

5. Here is how the pedigree will look when posted on the Patriarch Page:

David Barton, b c1730, Stafford Co VA, m Ruth Oldham - Terry Barton [terry AT bartonsite.org]
Thomas Barton, b 15 May 1768, Fauquier Co VA, m Sarah Kees
Conway Oldham Barton, b 20 Aug 1805, prob Greenville Dist SC, m Martha John Cox
John Matilda Barton, b 1839/40, ?Columbus? MS, m Emily Cassandra Sneed
Joseph James Barton, b 6 Nov 1865, Milam Co TX m Mary Jane Harlan
John (Jack) Sneed Barton, b 24 Feb 1897, Bartonsite TX, m Josephine Cresap Waddell B-66

Suggestions for Posting your Pedigree:
1. Post four pieces of information for each ancestor: Name, birth date, birth place, spouse
Missing any of the above? Add other identifying information.
2. Begin with the earliest generation
3. Use standard abbreviations (m = married, b = birth date, d = death date, c1930 = circa (around)1930, Co = County, VA = Virginia (GA for Georgia, CA for California, etc.)
4. Keep to one line per generation. Include only generations that have this family surname
5. Provide your name and email address (you may have done this when you registered to post)
6. Be consistent with the style used on the Patriarch Page:
a. Put the surname after the first name (example: John Jones, b 1787)
b. Capitalize only the first letter of the surname
c. Don't list anyone in the pedigree whose birthdate is after 1910, for privacy sake.
d. Don't number the generations

Scroll down to the last posting on the forum page and click "reply". Post your pedigree in the box provided, and click "Post".