OF NEW BRUNSWICK FAMILIES
Capital Branch has launched a project to promote the sharing of genealogical research by NBGS members. The title of the project is “Early Generations of New Brunswick Families”. Branch members have been invited to submit register reports for two or three generations of any New Brunswick family. Electronic versions of the first few reports, in PDF format, are now available to users of this website.
There is no limit on the number of register reports that a member may submit. Members are asked to cite sources and to include their names (and contact information, if desired) at the end of each report.
We would like to know your reaction to these reports. Are they useful? Are they understandable?
We would also like feeback on the way in which we're presenting these reports. Are they easy to access? Is there a better way?
What is a Register Report?
A register report uses the genealogical numbering system developed by the New England Historical and Genealogical Society. A register report starts with a common ancestor, who is given the Arabic number 1. Each of this ancestor’s children is then numbered in birth order with a lower-case Roman numeral (I, ii, iii, iv, etc.). If the birth order is not definitively known children are listed in the most likely order. Any of these children who have descendants included in the report are also assigned an Arabic number (2, 3, 4, etc.) and they appear later in the report with their children listed as descendants. Children who do not have descendants listed in the report are only assigned a lower-case Roman numeral. Only the primary ancestor (number 1 in the report) and the primary ancestor’s descendants are assigned numbers. Non-descendants of the primary ancestor, such as spouses and partners, are not assigned numbers.