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From: Worth Anderson <>
Subject: Re: [APG] NGSQ Style: Lettering pre-American generations: whybother?
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 12:54:23 -0700 (PDT)
In his thoughtful article, Dr. Wray actually answered the question of what letter generation 30 gets: "The basic system allows a maximum of twenty-six generations prior to the immigrant; the present extension allows twenty-five generations of non-emigrating descendants in collateral lines. While this should suffice for some 600 to 700 years on either side of the featured immigrant's generation, its capability could be extended by using double letters -- i.e., AA, aa, etc...."
By my count that makes generation 30 a DD.
Thank you to everyone for the insightful comments, which have really helped to clarify for me the utility of this convention, and its current standing in the genealogical community.
Worth S. Anderson
--- On Tue, 4/22/08, Melinde Sanborn <> wrote:
> From: Melinde Sanborn <>
> Subject: Re: [APG] NGSQ Style: Lettering pre-American generations: why bother?
> Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 8:37 AM
<snip> I have been told (but haven't
> personally done one),
> that "overseas" Chinese presently in North
> America have thirty or more
> mainland China generations reliably documented. Just what
> letter is
> generation thirty, anyway?
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