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From: "Jackie Wilson Goddard" <>
Subject: Re: [RMagic] Reference numbers
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 20:13:41 -0500
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Think of the RM Record number as a line number. If you're familiar with
spreadsheet programs, each individual record is alloted 1 row with multiple
cells (each fact). If you delete row 7, the spreadsheet renumbers all the
remaining rows, so #7 is no longer skipped.
In RM, the lines are renumbered when you "pack the database" rather than
right away. But it's the same principle.
Yes, sometimes when I'm working off a list, I prefer to use the record
number, particularly when I have multiple individuals with the same given
name, no middle, same surname. But I work off a current list, so the record
numbers are also current.
On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 11:36 AM, Peggy Hooper <>
> 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
> 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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