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#1 Fleetz

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:07 PM

About to start inputting the family data should I start from me or my ancestor who is the most distant time wise? Does RM7 care where you start?

 

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#2 zhangrau

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:26 PM

RM has no reason to care which individual you start with.

 

Someone out there might point out (OK, I will) that the RIN (record number) will be assigned sequentially, in the order that you add people to the database. But when printing narrative reports and wall charts, I turn off the display of the RIN, since those numbers don't mean anything to my audience (family and friends). So I agree with RM, it doesn't matter who you input first, or in what order you build up your database.



#3 Fleetz

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:36 PM

Thanks for that. Makes perfect sense...

 

Purely from an inputting perspective would it be easier to input from the earliest ancestor or working backwards from my grandchildren? is there a more logical direction? 



#4 mapleleaf

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 01:20 AM

I would start with yourself and work backwards and forwards.


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#5 zhangrau

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 01:23 AM

Preference of order? I don't think that I do. If I have a new child & parents group to add, I think I usually go father >mother > child. But if I'm adding a string of ancestors? I think it's a toss-up - working in Family View, which I prefer, doesn't really dictate a preference.



#6 Fleetz

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 03:05 AM

Thanks for the input and zhangrau and mapleleaf..