We have set a date to visit the African country most likely to be an origin.
This is a detail of Arsene's ancestor chart.
Ahnentafel is actually a German word that literally translates as "ancestor table".
It is a list of all known ancestors of an individual and includes the full name of each ancestor as well as dates and places of
birth, marriage and death whenever possible. It also has a strict numbering scheme.
Once the reader is accustomed to ahnentafels, it becomes very easy to read these lists, move up and down from parent to child and back again, etc. The numbering scheme is the key to it all.
Elaine Johnson is a source for chart coding