The Dutch use the following terms for the 4 main forms
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.