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I was curious what people thought of adding categories of Ancestor of ________. Either for famous people or contributors. I don't know how much stress that would put on the system if we created a lot more categories but I also thought that it might inspire more interest in how is this person an ancestor of X and who you share that ancestor with. Any thoughts? - William Allen Shade 21:56, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

It may be better to do this with properties. See Category:VIA and {{Show VIA}} for the same in the other direction. rtol 05:46, 5 July 2009 (UTC)
Done. See Antje Buurman (1790-1836), my great-great-granny, for a demo on Familypedia contributors. rtol 18:55, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
See Stanley Ann Dunham (1942-1995) for a demo on Very Important Descendants. rtol 19:02, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
I like Rtol's idea. Too many categories would get messy. Also, ancestor lists of famous people would have their subpage so people can see a person's ancestors in an organized list. -AMK152(talkcontribs) 21:33, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
Done. Just place {{Notable family}} on a page. The secret lies in the categories VIA, VID, and FC, for Very Important Ancestors, Very Important Descendants, and Familypedia Contributors. rtol 18:18, 14 July 2009 (UTC)