Marriage ID Number
Posted 15 May 2012 - 02:49 PM
Posted 15 May 2012 - 06:04 PM
Since you are entering the MRIN numbers in the Reference fact, you may already know that you can go to Tools, File options, Number to display after name, Reference number. This will show the reference number instead of the record number on the screen and reports.
Posted 15 October 2013 - 02:31 PM
RootsMagic will store links to your media and documents stored on your computer. That means you can store the media any method you choose on your computer. All filing systems should work just fine.
The only one I don't recommend with RootsMagic is filing by Marriage Record Number (MRIN). RootsMagic does not support this method very well. There are limited places were you can see the MRINs in RM. If you were to use that filing system I would recommend that you add MRINs to the reference number fact so they are viewable.
Before anyone asks, yes making MRINS more accessible in RM is in our tracking system. The RootsMagician preference has not changed on the matter.
Having MRINs more accessible in RootsMagic is an enhancement request in our tracking system. The reason this has not been implemented is due to the RootsMagician preference that users do not become dependent on computer generated numbers that could change if you export your database into a GEDCOM. His preference is that you use the Reference Number fact to create a unique number for each individual in your database.
To display the reference number go to Tools>File Options>Number to display after name - select in the drop down box "Reference Number"(REFN).
Since I use the REFN fact to keep track of something different I created a new family fact called "Family Ref#" and went off the MRIN list to add the fact and number to every couple. Downside you can't view that number unless you are in the person's edit screen. Plus is I don't have to generate the MRIN list to see it.
If you use the REFN fact you need to add the same number to both individuals in a couple.
If you use your own "Family Ref#" and create it as a family fact you only have to add it to one individual in the couple.