A new pedigree numbering system has been developed for the family history and genealogy community as an alternative that visibly displays ancestral lines and generations in multiple presentation formats. This follows straightforward genealogical thinking and addresses important needs in selecting your numbering system. The Ancestral Lines format is easy to read and understand, with unique indicators recording relationships briefly with key information – setting each direct Line as a continuous ancestral lineage, then visibly numbering successive Generations along each Line.