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Ancestral Lines Developments
The Ancestral Lines Pairing System was created to provide significant new benefits to both professional and non-professional family historians and genealogists. These have been described, with relevant examples, principally with the initial publication of the system.
There also have been a few occasions on which a more direct summary of these "features and benefits" has been called for. In response to those users and potential product developers (of software programs, printed charts and the like), the following organized list of "Top Features and Benefits" is provided.
The Ancestral Lines Pairing System (Ancestral Lines) is freely available for personal record-keeping, research, education and other non-commercial uses, and readily may be licensed for commercial purposes. It is a specific application of a U. S. Utility Patent pending, “Numbering System for Antecedents and Outcomes,” which also is covered by international Patent Cooperation Treaty Regulations (Washington, DC: USPTO, 2011). Patenting was pursued principally to describe other potential applications and to help ensure that high quality and careful implementation would be hallmarks of the systems' development and use. Please email email@example.com for more information on licensing and other commercial interests.
As more user- and developer-generated results are evident, we plan to add them to this section of the Website. As you have your own "developments" to include, please let us know -- we are learning and growing with the applications! Once again, please just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gramps New Feature Development 5468
It appears that Gramps has the first publicly acknowledged development effort to begin adding Ancestral Lines to its features set. If interested in helping, check into the Gramps New Feature development 5468. Gramps is the free, GNU open source genealogy program that released its 3.3.1 "Tenth Anniversary Edition" in October 2011.
The introducing Gramps user wrote, "I have implemented a modified version of the Detailed Ancestral Report which utilizes the Ancestral Lines Pairing System... I believe people may be interested in experimenting with it, and therefore in using Gramps. The modified Detailed Ancestral Report is attached. This could be made an option in the future."
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