surname saturday–MAPPING MY ROAHRIG AHNENTAFEL

My Roahrig Ahnentafel

Besides being a very cool word, ahnentafel is a cool tool.  This numbering system permits the family historian to organize genealogical tidbits into a concise framework of chronology and relationships.  The resulting document converts a tomb of  family history into a pocket-sized widget.  As for technology geeks– we can create an ever-increasing number of ahnentafel representations.

This surname snapshot to the left was created on bubbl.us , and the one below was created using My Maps on google maps.   In both cases I have been able to take what is to me a dry, boring task and make it a crazy FUN playtime.  Added bonus:  at play’s end, I have graphic representations to show how the Roahrig surname traveled from the border regions of Germany and France to the border communities of Coshocton and Muskingum Counties, Ohio, USA. (Hint: click on the “view larger map” hyperlink below this map snippet.)

MAPPIN’ MY ROAHRIG AHMENTAFEL

Source: Family Register Report for Frederick Roahrig, Sr. by Doug Kreis.

One thought on “surname saturday–MAPPING MY ROAHRIG AHNENTAFEL

  1. I do love Google Maps. It’s been a terrific tool for tracking migrating families. The graphic interface has pointed me to counties and communities I would not have considered researching without seeing the paths these families took.

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