A short survey of genealogical terms and presentations and how this site

fits in.

The Dutch use the following terms for the 4 main forms of presentation:-

1.-STAMREEKS-ancestors according to the male line.

2.-STAMBOOM-also “genealogie”-descendants according to the male line.

3.-KWARTIERSTAAT-ancestors according to both the male and the female


4.-PARENTEEL-descendants according to both the male and the female lines.

In practice the terms are not adhered to precisely-not only in the Netherlands-

and the term “genealogy” is used-by me too-for general genealogical

presentations, independent of the above defined forms.

The form of presentation I use is mainly a “parenteel”.

I think this is the most meaningful way of charting the

family history, as it follows the chronological time


Not everybody is so lucky that he or she can do this.

Many beginning genealogists start by lack of better data

with themselves and work backwards in time through there grandparents.

But with the proper genealogical software it is possible to

rearrange the data in many other sequencies, for reports or

presentations , so that in fact it does not matter in what way the

information is entered in the database.

In my case, preliminary research by others made it possible to establish

the first “Dutchman” in each family.

In all families the wives of the founding fathers of the dynasties are

also known(with the exception of the first marriage of Gerson Vomberg).

To arrive at a more meaningful picture of inter-relationships, I decided to

show, wherever possible, the parents of the in-laws, deciding this to be

the boundaries of the genealogies.(In rare cases, where history was better

served if more information was added-like explaining inter-marriages or

regional relationships between families) I added more generations or notes

about those previous generations.

All this turned the “parenteeel” conception into a more complex and

less systematic GENEAGRAM-which is in fact is defined as a mixture

of a “parenteel” with “kwartierstaten”.

With this deviation from the more classical forms of genealogical presentation,

I think the historical background of the the families in relation to the history

of the Jews in the Achterhoek, and the province of Overijssel is better served.

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