And, you didn't say what version of windows you're running. I'd figure you're running something other than Vista. But, if if you are running Vista, or plan to ... Alfred has a great post that shows how to make it work correctly.
Alfred ... I don't have the link handy. Care to share or point in the right direction?
I solved my own problem.......I made a gedcom of my existing RM, created a new empty RM database, imported the gedcom--"s" are gone.
Very well that you solved your problem.
But ... did it solve THE problem?
In order for ALL members of the database to end up with the 's' in them would be an issue that needs to be looked into I would think. I'd hate to have to always create a new GEDCOM; create a new file; import the GEDCOM; delete the old file (so I don't get confused); rename the new file to the old filename; and do the whole thing over again the next time.
Of course I may be 'piping off' here if this has already been fixed.