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From: Keith Thompson <>
Subject: Re: [RMagic] Reference numbers
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 16:00:27 -0400
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The record number is a database index number. As you add or delete
individuals, the index will only build UNTIL, you export a gedcom and
then import. I don't believe that the index number (record number) is
changed when you compress. A number of years ago, there was published a
means of converting the record number to a permanent reference number
fact. This was done by exporting a gedcom and then using a word
processor to find and replace/add the reference number from the record
number. Its probably in the archives of the old FO list. I may have it
in my background if you are interested. Once you did this process, you
would have to maintain manually, the reference number in that fact.
Peggy Hooper wrote:
> I have used the Record number assigned by RM in my files names for easy
> finding. What I find is that these numbers change so it really does not help
> me in some cases. I know that I have the option of assigning a Reference
> number and that may be what I need to do. But I guess I don't understand
> reference numbers and the real object of using them.
> Would I have to go through all 20,000 names and assign a number? Why can't
> the record numbers remain static?
> Peggy Hooper
> California Genealogy & History Archives
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