Jane can trace her ancestors back as far as 1740. There are three complete generations on her
mother's side and four complete generations on her father's, plus two more
generations for one line, a total
of 28 persons. All of her known ancestral lines begin in Prussia. About half
the surnames are German; the other half, Polish.
The ancestor charts uses 'Ahnentafel' numbering. This means that the numbers for a person's parents will be twice as large as that person's number. For example, if a woman's number is 15, her father will be number 30, and her mother will be 31. Her child will be number 7.