[APG Public List] Jr and Sr

JFonkert at aol.com JFonkert at aol.com
Tue Mar 8 12:17:16 MST 2011

And, as someone else has pointed out, we need to keep in mind that most of  
this discussion has been about how names were recorded in records as 
opposed to  legal names used by a family.  We are usually seeing only what the 
clerk  wrote down. The individual or the family may or may not have used the Sr 
and Jr  appellations. For all the reasons cited by others, be careful about 
assuming  relationships based of Sr and Jr.
In a message dated 3/8/2011 1:13:40 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
hooperdebbie at hotmail.com writes:

If I  may jump in here...  At IGHR last year Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck 
mentioned  in his Intermediate Genealogy class that, in an area with two men of 
the same  name, the elder would be called "Sr." while the younger would be 
referred to  as "Jr."  As previously mentioned, they were not necessarily 
father and  son.  In fact, there may be no relationship at all.  

Debbie Hooper

> JFonkert wrote:
>  >>>My understanding is that Jr and Sr are not even necessarily son  and 
> >>>father.
> >>>If there were two men of  the same name in a locale, one might be known
> >>> as Sr. and  one as Jr. based on their ages. They might be cousins
> >>>or  something else.


Jay Fonkert,  CG
Saint  Paul, MN

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