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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.

By Kay Strickland

I am a keeper of my family's lore, chasing after my ancestors' tales in south central New York, southwestern Pennsylvania and Southside Virginia. The stories and photographs that I share on this blog are my intellectual property. While I do my very best to provide well researched posts, I do not pretend to have reached genealogical proof standards. Therefore, much of this work is to generate conversation among interested parties. If you would like to share my work or my records, please contact me: dkaysdays (at) gmail (dot) com.

One reply on “surname saturday–MAPPING MY ROAHRIG AHNENTAFEL”

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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