Re(4): Edward Blanchard b 1767 Claythorpe, Lincs IP: 22.214.171.124 Posted on January 11, 2014 at 02:26:10 PM by Colin Blanshard Withers
we encourage our members to use the Outline Descendent Tree format when submitting their trees (as used in LINT001). The numbering system is quite simple:
At the top, at #1 is John Blanchard, and all his children are numbered #2. If we take one line from one of those children of John's, in this case Thomas Blanchard (who married an Elizabeth) the children of that line are #3, and so on.
In your case:
Grace Blanchard (who married William Rhodes) is at level #8
Her father is therefore #7, i.e. Edward Blanchard, b: 1767.
His father is #6, i.e. Edward Blanchard, bap 1743.
His father is #5, i.e. John Blanchard, bap: 1704
His father is #4, i.e. John Blanchard, bap: 25 Jan 1675/76
His father is #3, i.e.e Thomas Blanchard, b: Feb 1654/55
His father is #2, i.e. Thomas Blanchard, bap: Mar 1617/18
His father is #1, i.e. John Blanchard, b: circa 1587
This kind of tree does not show ALL the descendents of #1, John Blanchard, just the line down to one particular descendent. So people use this particular type of tree to show their descent from someone, without showing all the other collateral lines.
Hopes this explains things, but if not feel free to keep asking :)