[APG Public List] Jr and Sr

dwmoore.cg at antecedents.com dwmoore.cg at antecedents.com
Tue Mar 8 14:32:51 MST 2011

I agree with Jay. That use of Sr. and Jr. is true in my area of research. 

Donald W. Moore, CG
Virginia Beach, VA

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On Mar 8, 2011, at 12:23 PM, JFonkert at aol.com 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.  Do others agree?
> In a message dated 3/8/2011 11:21:11 A.M. Central Standard Time, kathwarr at gmail.com writes:
> I have a question regarding the abbreviations Jr. and Sr.  I always
> thought that if you had a Jr. then the person they were named after
> automatically becomes a Sr.  - for example - My father is James
> Michael Cogbill and my brother is James Michael Cogbill, Jr. - so
> doesn't that make my father a Sr.?  I was told no that it doesn't
> because on my father's birth certificate it doesn't say Sr.  Although
> in my thinking it wouldn't because you haven't had a kid yet to be
> named after you.
> Can someone please explain the rules of Jr. and Sr. to me?
> Thanks so much!
> -- 
> Kathleen Cogbill Warr
> www.olddeadpeople.com
> Jay Fonkert, CG
> http://fourgenerationsgenealogy.blogspot.com/
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