Our next featured presenter is Capers McDonald, who will be discussing a pedigree numbering system.
Ancestral Lines Pairing System: Uniquely Numbering Each Ancestral Line, Generation, Pairing and Sibling
This session will be held Friday, Feb 3 from 1:45-2:45 pm MST. This is also a session targeted towards software developers.
A newly published pedigree numbering system – Ancestral Lines – has been developed to visibly display family lines and generations of all direct ancestors in multiple presentation formats, addressing important needs in selecting a numbering system. Mathematically based and readily computerized, the format is easy to read and understand, with unique indicators recording relationships briefly with key information – setting each direct Line as a continuous ancestral lineage, then visibly numbering successive Generations. Line numbers are added at half the rate individuals are added using Ahnentafel numbering, and smaller numbers continue into deeper ancestries. Not merely “index” numbers, they clearly convey genealogical information. For more in depth information on this topic, see Capers’ syllabus.
More about Capers
An Executive in Residence and faculty member of Johns Hopkins University, Capers has been active in entrepreneurship initiatives and teaching technical innovation and new ventures. He currently supports several technology-based startups. Previously CEO of BioReliance Corporation – providing development services to hundreds of biotech companies – he was named 2002 Greater Washington Entrepreneur Of The Year in the Life Sciences by Ernst & Young, one of the region’s “Ten Most Admired Bosses” by Techway magazine, and awarded a “Leadership in Technology Award” by the Tech Council of Maryland. Capers is a graduate of Duke and MIT in engineering and Harvard Business School.