Birth: in See Notes
Reference Number: AEK-32291
This complete data file has grown according to the following list:
First purchase of Family Tree Maker was end of August 1996.
55,723 names,as of Aug. 29, 1999,
169,282 as of 17 July 2009,
202,307 as of 30 Nov. 2012,
208,035 as of 24 July 2013,
220,093 as of 28 Oct. 2014,
236,942 as of 27 Dec. 2016
243275 as of 09 Dec. 2017
Many people have contributed to this data by making Family Tree books and data available to be entered into the data base. Their help is greatfully acknowleged.
A brief discussion is needed to explain some of the pseudo-families that are shown with the names of (00Root-Anderson) or in general (00Root-Surname) The persons shown as male descendants of the root family are not related in any way. This method is being used to allow different families with the same surname to be grouped into a unit for a given area. An example of a large grouping is that for the (00Root-Krause) line where I am tracking many different Krause/(variations of surname) and the different branches allows me to refer to a Branch number when I correspond with persons from that Branch.
To use this approach of using a Root Name and Branches, each Branch must be shown as adopted and the genalogy program must not treat adopted children as if they were natural children(this is a major problem with FTM-20xx and Legacy)
Arnold E. Krause
1611 Arlington Ave.,
updated 27 Dec. 2016