FAMILY TREE
How to find your relative in the tree



1. INTRODUCTION

We present here a new version of the Olaus Laurentii Family Tree, with some new details. It is generated with the family research program Reunion, which is available for APPLE Mac computers, only. For the former versions of our web site, the Family Tree was made using the program Generation Easy Tree, origionally named Reunion for Windows, and developed in parellell with Reunion for Mac. Generation Easy Tree was taken over by an other software company, and later taken off the market by. Accordingly it has not been supported for many years.
    You will now find two, rather different, types of Family Trees, and that marks the greate difference between now and then. The first one is of mostly the same appearence as the type you have seen earlier, by which the tree is made up of a family page for each person, containig the center family in the middle, their parent couples above and their children bellow.
    Climbing the tree is done by clicking the names of the children or the center couples parents' names. Thus, no changes of importance have been made with respect to that.
    The other kind of tree is a more traditioneal type, a pedigree with a probandus and ancestors. From the family page it is possible to get this pedigree by a click on a tree symbol close to a centrum family person's name.
The January Family tree contains about 32600 names.
Göte Liss

MORE DETAILS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOLLOW

When you click the START button bellow, you will find a first page with list of surnames, as shown in the picture to the right. However, you should read the rest of this page first before you do that.



On te top of the page, under the heading "Contents", you find four links.
    Surnames - the list of surnames
    Contact - leads to the bottom of the surname page, with
    name and adressess of the trees.
    Home Card - to Olaus Laurentii family page.
    Index - leads to a page with given names.
On each page associated with the tree, you can find links by which you can move among the tree pages
    If you want to come back to this introductory page from a arbitrary "tree page", you must first find the link "Content" in the bottom of the page where you are. Clicking on that link, brings you to the page with the ssurnames, and there you can find, in the bottom, the link you need, "To the introductory page of the family tree".

Picture 1. Surname list




2. TO FIND A PERSON

On the surname page all surnames are listed in alphabetic order, line by line, and the page is very long. As many people in the late 19th and the early 20th centurys changed their patronymic surnames to modern family names, and soldiers names and farm names, were still i use, the list contains combinations of two and sometimes even three names.
    If you find the surname you are looking for, and click the name, you will see a new single column page with the surnames heading local lists with associated given names. The surname you clicked appears on the top off the list with appropriate given names bellow it. When you click the desired given name link, a family page with the chosen person and its partner as the cemtrum couple, will pop up. THe centrum persons' parents are found above the main couple and their children bellow. Clicking an older generation person's name gives a new family page with the latter person and its spouse as the center couple. In the same way, if a child's name is clicked, this person's family page is shown.
    As the patronymic naming system means that some names exist in large amounts, particularly as farm or soldie's name often are not known, there exists an enormous amount of names of the type Anna Andersson, Olof Olsson, Anna Olsdotter and Olof Andersson. In such cases there is no simple way for finding the right person. Searcing on other arguments then sur- and given names is not avilable. Searcing for a possible near relative with a more unique name, may be a solution.
    On the surname page shown i picture I hve shoosen the name Andersson Åkerman. associated
Picture 2. List ist of given names



3. THE PERSON'S FAMILY PAGE, how to move in the family tree

On the page with given names choose the name Daniels OLOF under the heading Andersson Åkerman, the only one under this heading. A new family page with Daniels Olof Andersson Åkerman and his wife Permats Karin Persdotter in focus will appear. Their children are found bellow them, and their parents above their names.
    From the family page in picture 3, we can now move upwards, i.e. back in time, by clicking any of the center persons' names among the center family's parents, se picture 4.
    In the corresponding way we can generate a family page for any of the children i the center family
Picture 3. The family page for the searched person


Pictutre 4. A family page for the parents of the husband of the center family



4. HOW TO FIND THE PEDIGREE

To the right of the name of Danils Olof Andersson Åkerman, on his family page (picture 3), there is symbol in the form of a tree. Click on that to get a five generations pedigree with Daniels Olof as probandus and four generations of his ancestors.
    Here you can generate a new pedigree of the same kind for any of the persons in the first pedigree tree. The names in the squares are also clickable links, and clicking the name of Danils Olof Andersson Åkerman's grandfather's name, a new five generation pedigree will appear according to picture 6, with the grandfather as probandus.
    In most name squares of this kind of pedigree, you can see a black arrow with a white background and information about number of spouses and children. A clicking on the arrow will reveal the names of those persons.

Picture 5. The pedigree for Daniels Olof Andersson Åkerman.

Picture 6. Pedigree with Daniels Olof Andersson Åkerman's grandfther as probandus.

Picture 7. The names of Daniels Olof Andersson Åerman's grandfather's family are shown in the pedigree.


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