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South African Leibbrandt Family Tree

Numbering system and how it can help you

How numbers are asigned

The three known South African Leibbrandt lines are assigned the numbers: [A] Johann Sebastiaan, [C1] Johann David and [D1] Conrad Friedrich Georg. They also appear in the German tree as [GA], [GC1] and [GD1] respectively. There is no [B] line because [GB] Christine Friedrike didn't emigrate to South Africa.

Children inherit the father's number with a suffix letter of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C etc. in order of birth. For example, [A] had 12 children [A1] to [AC], then [A5] had 8 children [A51] to [A58], and so on.

Tracing an ancestor

To trace a person back through the tree, keep dropping of the last digit. For example, my number is [C1232225] which shows that I am the 5th child of [C123222], a grandchild of [C12322] and so on up to my great-great-great-great-granddad [C1] Johan David who arrived in the Cape in 1799. Since my number is seven digits longer than his, that shows that I am the seventh generation of my line in South Africa.

Tracing a common ancestor

To figure out how closely related two people are compare the common start of their numbers. For example I can see that I [C1232225] am related to [C1232111] Clifford Peter through our common ancestor [C1232] John Percival Muller, our great-grandfather. I can also see that I am only distantly related to [A91213] Sidney Robey through the common ancestor of us all - [G7] Johann Georg in Germany. Or you can simply use the Relationship Calculator.

Missing links

People with the X prefix have not yet been traced back to any of the three main lines. Yet.


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