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
        deg. =degree
        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)

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