I have what probably is a very simple genealogy/software question, for someone who used whatever program it is... and I'm hoping someone can help me out:
I am looking at some old printouts my mom made of our family history from what I believe was her Roots III software.She has since passed away, and I don't know of anyone who can explain one symbol for me.
The printouts have one name per line, with dots keeping track of the generations.Numbers 0 thru 9 repeat at the top of the page to keep track of the generations.At each marriage, the name is indented 1 dot, or period.And it uses a '+', to represent marriage.My question is simply: what/why is the '*' used?I'll type up a quick example below:
.Alice of France .+Count William II ..Countess Marie ..+Count Simon II ...Jeane of Dammartin ...+King Fernando III ....*Eleanor of Castile .Steve of somewhere
The progression stops at the '*', and a new progression starts on the next line, but several generations farther up.Does it mean that Eleanor is an aunt, and no longer in my direct lineage?
Thanks in advance for reading this post, hopefully someone recognizes this.Thanks again...