Guide to Reading Family Outlines
1. The Harvard outline format has been used, starting with the oldest family member who has been found.
I. Oldest family member
i. Child of oldest family member
1. Child of “i”, grandchild of “I”
ii. Child of oldest family member, sibling of “i” and uncle/aunt of “1”
1. Child of “ii”, grandchild of “I”, niece/nephew of "i", cousin of "1"
a. Child of “1”, grandchild of “ii”, great-grandchild of “I”
2. Siblings are listed chronologically when possible.
3. Surnames are used, unless unknown. (As in the case of a woman married with children
but do not know the spouse’s surname. The children would not have surnames listed.)
4. When married people are listed as a couple the wife’s maiden name is in parenthesis.
example - Tunis and Petronella (DePuy) Egbert.
5. Certain family sections are separated from the main outline. When this has been done the
connections are hyperlinked.
6. Some related families have outlines that are also noted in parenthesis and hyperlinked.
These are grouped separately after the Egbert families.
7. Some of the abbreviations used:
ca. = circa
b. = born
bur. = buried
c. = christened or baptized
cem. = cemetery
ch. = children or child
d. = died
dau. = daughter
DRC = Dutch Reformed Church
grad. = graduate
inf. = infant or infancy
k. = killed
m. = married
occ. = occupation
prob. = probably
remar. = remarried
res. = residence
wd. = widow (er)