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DETAILED GENEALOGICAL DATA


Following this point, the four printed editions of Bandy Gallinaufry contained detailed data on families and individuals in the form of :

1)  FAMILY GROUP RECORDS,
2) NAME INDEX and
3) REFERENCE LIST.


In this internet posting, these data, plus all data we have added since, are presented as

1) an internet browsable version of some of the data in 2) below  and 
2) a downloadable file in GEDCOM format. 

The authors make no representation as to the ability of the user's    system to import this GEDCOM file.

The following comments may be helpful in using the GEDCOM data.

Punctuation and abbreviations
To save space, punctuation was not used in initials in names and was used minimally in notes.  The following abbreviations were used:

"B" or "b" : born
"D" or "d" : died
"BD" or "bd" : buried
"M" or "m" : married
"Cty" : County
"Ch" or "ch" : children
"Chr" of "chr" : Christened
US States are abbreviated using the standard two-letters designated by the US Postal Service.

Nicknames
Nickname are usually enclosed in quotes.  However, a part of a name enclosed in parentheses may be a nickname, but is usually an alternate spelling or another name which may possibly be the correct one. 


Unknown Sex

A child whose sex is not known and is not apparent from the given name or a subsequent marriage is listed as male.


Unique individual identification

When a person is first entered into our system, a unique "Gen-Num" identification is assigned that individual.  This identification is meaningless in itself, but allows distinguishing between individuals with the same names without having to rely upon some other distinguishing characteristic such as birth or death dates.  The GEDCOM data contain REFN statements for each individual.  This is of the form "GN=" followed by the Gen-Num in parentheses.  If a reader wishes to correspond with the authors about a particualr individual, the authors would appreciate precise identification be made by the use of this Gen-Num.


References to data sources

In our data each reference source is assigned a unique identification  number.  In the GECDOM file, each note starts with a number in braces, "{ }".  The number, so enclosed, is the reference number for the source of that note.  If a user wants to know the author and title which are the source of a particular note, the procedure is somewhat cumbersome.  Each source description in the GEDCOM file includes the author, title, and a REFN statement.  That REFN statement contains our reference source identification enclosed in braces for that particular surce.  Thus, all references must be searched for a matching number in the REFN statement.  How easy or difficult this is depends on the genealogy program being
used. 

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