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Publication numberUS527261 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 9, 1894
Filing dateMar 14, 1894
Publication numberUS 527261 A, US 527261A, US-A-527261, US527261 A, US527261A
InventorsFrederic W. Bailey
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ancestral-record book
US 527261 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 527,261, dated October 9, 1894.

Application led March 14, 1894. Serial No. 503,584. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, FREDERIC W. BAILEY, a citizen of the United States, residing at New Haven, in the county of New Haven and State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and use-ful Improvements in Ancestral- Record Books; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, which, in connection with the drawings making a part of this specification, Will enable others skilled in the art to which my invention belongs to make and use the same.

My invention relates to an ancestral record book, and the object of my invention is to provide a substantial and convenient ancestral record book which a person may without difficulty keep for himself, and add to, from time to time; the arrangement of which, and

the manner of keeping being so simple and easily understood as to invite genealogical investigation; and further, to provide an ancestral record book to be cherished because of its new and necessary provision for the preservation of photographs of family likenesses, and coats of arms, with notes,in addition to the ordinary genealogical records.

`My invention consists in certain novel features of construction and arrangement of my improved ancestral record book, and more particularly in providing for the recording and preservation of ancestral data, with the photographs ofikindred; the individual ancestral lines being regularly and uniformly classified on distinct pages, each with its own surname, yet all closely connected directly or rindirectly with the first record, or pivotal page of the book, by means of cuttings or perforations, through each of which appears the maiden name of the individual maternal ancestor by whom the ancestral connection of surnames occurs.

Referring to the drawingszf-Fignre 1 represents two opposite pages of my record book; the page at the right being the first or pivotal page, showing the sections and spaces thereon, and the manner of forming the openings or perforations in the page. Fig. 2 shows a supplemental sheet, combined with the righting spaces.

hand page, shown in Fig. 1, which page is 5o shown by broken lines in Fig. 2, and Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on the line -w of Fiff. 1.

lan the accompanying drawings, the page at the right in Fig. 1, which forms the first `paternal ancestor. At the top of said righthand page is a space 3 for the family surname. In each section 1, on the right-hand page, between and below the spaces 2, is sufficient space for the date of marriage, names of 7o` children, dac., and at each end of each section 1 are spaces 4, for photographs of the paternal and maternal ancestry named in adjoin-` On the left-hand page, Fig. 1, are seven transversesections 5, extending horizontally the full width of the page, and corresponding to the sections 1 on the right-hand page. Said sections 5 are for notes and photographs of the children of each generation, whose 8o names appear in proper place in the sections `1 on the right-hand page.

The right-hand spaces 2 for the maternal ancestry, on the right-hand page, except the topmost space, are perforated, or cut through, to make perforations or openings in the body` of the page, which perforations or openings do not extend to the edges of the page, for

the purpose of revealing solitary spaces on particular succeeding pages, and the record 9o sections on said succeeding pages begin at and above the point where said solitary space appears, and are similar to those of the righthand page, Fig. 1.

By means of a supplemental page or leaf 6, shown in Fig. 2, which is designed to be attached to the top of each right-hand page, as needed, and then folded over at the top of the page onto the face of said page, the sections on said right-hand page are continued; `but instead of perforations through the righthand spaces, reference is made to additional pages in the back of the book.

Instead of cutting the openings in the righthand spaces on the right-hand page, as described above, the same end may be accomplished and ready reference secured,by means of thumb cuts on the outer edge of said righthand page, as shown by dotted lines, 7, Fig. 1, and on all other pages, where maternal lines are referred to subsequent pages.

In my ancestral record book the records are kept by working from the beginning of YVthe book toward the end, and the following is a brief explanation of the manner of keeping the records.

The left-hand space 2 on the right-hand page are for the record of vthe paternal ancestry. The persons own name, if a male, is written in the lower left-hand space 2, the

fathers name in the space above that, the

. except the last one is perforated, one side or grandfathers name in the space above, and so on in the direct line. The spaces 3 at the top of each right-hand page are for the family surname, to beY indexed under the head of contents.

All the right-hand spaces on the right-hand page, 1Fig. l, are for the record of the maternal ancestry. Said spaces, as above stated, are cut from the body of the page, as shown in Fig. 1, except the top space, so as to leave openV spaces or perforations in the page, which do not extend to the edges of the page and through these openings, cut through each to its own succeeding page, are written the names Yof Ythe maternal ancestors, as asso-V ciated by marriage with the particular male ancestor named in left-hand square. Through the lower right-hand opening is writtem the name of the wife. The particularsucceeding page, on which is written the wifes name in the lower right-hand space,is then turned to, by inserting the finger in the lower righthand open space or perforation, in which the name has been written, and in the lowerlefthand space of said page which has been turned to, is written the wifes fathers name; (paternal ancestry on al1 pages, and in alll lines 'occupying left-hand spaces,) and in the open space above the wifes name is Written the mothers name. The Wifes mothers name is Written through an A,open space in the page,and through this space still another succeeding page is referred to, for the wifes mothers record, and so on.

In case of more than enough names on the paternal side to fill the seven left-hand squares' on the right-hand page, Fig. 1, a supplemental page or leaf 6, as shown in Fig. 2, is employed, to continue the paternal ancestry. Four sections l are shown on said supplemental page in Fig. 2, but tive or more sections may be employed if desired, Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

l. An ancestral record book, the alternate pages of which are each provided with spaces or divisions for the paternal and maternal ancestry, and the top of the page is provided with aspace for the family surname, a portion of each leaf being cut away whereby but one of the spaces for the maternal ancestry will betvisible therethrough, substantially as set forth. p

l2. An ancestral book, each-leaf of which,

page of said leaf being provided with spaces A for paternal and maternal ancestors, the maternal ancestor spaces registering with the perforations and the paternal spaces of each page beginning one space nearer the top of the page than the maternal space that is visi- `ble through the preceding page, the other page of said leaf being provided with spaces for notes and photographs, substantially as set forth.

3. An ancestral record book, in which the entries are made working from the beginning of the book toward the end, and in which one :of two oppositepages throughout the bookis `provided with one or more transverse divisions or sections, extending horizontally on the page, and the right-hand page is provided with one or more corresponding transverse horizontal sections, each of said sections having two spaces thereon, one for the paternal ancestry, and the other for the maternalancestry, and said page provided with openings or perforations, for access to a succeeding page, in combination with a supplemental page, adapted to be attached to the top of the last mentioned page, for the purpose stated, substantially as set forth.





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Cooperative ClassificationB42D15/00