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.
An article by Thomas L. Clough. An Ahnentafel is a handy way to convey a lot of ancestor information in a compact form but, it can be hard to determine who those people are just by looking at a long list of numbers. This article explains how to convert those numbers to relationships.