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Wampler/Wampfler Database Format and Abreviations

Appendix A7

Last update: 10/22/'11

This database is a paternal lineage, i.e. only children with the surname Wampler or Wampfler are given a separate listing. In-other-words, the trees do not branch to follow the married names of the female offspring. The index of spouse names is provided for cross referencing to other surnames.

Each listing begins with the given name of the person preceded by the assigned ID number in brackets. Coded information (see below) is then given line-by-line and the listing ends with the lineage (line starting " l. "). If you want to convert the information in this database into GEDCOM format see paternal.html.

ID numbers consist of three parts (see also idtags.html),

  1. The initials of the root individual for the database file where the entry is found (eg. he = Heinrich Wampfler, hp = Hans Peter Wampfler, hg = Hans George Wampfler, jc = Johann Christian Wampfler, etc.). NOTE: the lineage line for an individual will give linkages to other files in that the ID numbers of each ancestor are given (if known).
  2. The generation number where the base generation (generation 0) is that of the immigrant ancestor. For example, if Hans Peter Wampfler Sr. is the ancestor of an entry, then the generation number will be 1 for his children (even if they were also immigrants), 2 for his grandchildren, etc. Earlier generations are designated by negative numbers (-1 = 1st generation before the immigrant family, -2 = 2nd generation before, etc.).
  3. Finally, each entry is given an ascension number that is assigned in the ENTRY SEQUENCE. Therefore, ascension number does not carry any information about birth order or birth date. NOTE: the sequence of ascension numbers may not be complete. No attempt is made to "Close-up" the numbering if an individual is moved or deleted.
Abbreviation plan and format of the information in each entry:
NOTE: the unique separators are intended to be the colon and semicolon. However, the current state of the database, drawn from a wide variety of sources, is not completely reconciled with the plan! Parentheses and commas are used at varying positions.
b. = date: place of birth
c. = date: place of christening
ch. = children not listed otherwise in the database, for example the offspring of children having a surname other than Wampler or Wampfler.
d. = date: place of death; cemetery location
l. = paternal lineage to the base of a given tree. If you then examine the entry for that person, you may find additional generations of ancestors. Format: [idnum]first_name->...[idnum]first_name_of_grandfather->[idnum]first_name_of_father=>
m. = spouse name (birth-death dates): marriage date; marriage place NOTE: if more than one spouse expand the abbreviation with an ordinal number, e.g. m1. for first spouse, m2. for second, etc.
NOTE: other information on a spouse may be included in the parentheses coded with the abbreviations described here or in added note lines (n.).
mi. = military service
n. = misc. notes on this person, their spouse and/or children, conflicting information, etc.
n. abreviations: son = this person is the son of , dau = this person the daughter of. o. = occupations
r. = residence locations in chronological order, semicolon separated
re. = religious affiliation. Some abreviations: UMC=United Methodist, SB=Southern Baptist, Cat=Catholic, COB= Church of the Brethren, LDS= Mormon.
sc. = source of major part of information in this entry. Multiple sources or conflicting sources are indicated within {} brackets using a unique two to four letter abbreviation (see Bibliography page).
NOTE: if no source is given refer to sources listed in header to each page.

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