Cliff Barney assured me that I won't have any problems when my file rolls over the 100,000 mark as his file is up to 300,000 but getting slow as you note. So far my file works fine at 90,400 mark. My need for splitting files is not quite so urgent now as that was my major concern.
As I discussed with you in earlier message my total knowledge on backup is to the floppy disk drive. In my reviews on Family Search showed a method for creating a folder for backups on the C drive but I don't know how this is accomplished. Also ignorant of creating a backup with a new name without exporting it to floppies and then importing it to my computer.
Family Search sent me a method of making seperate husband-wife files by merely unlinking the two and deleting the marriage record. In essence this makes two unique entities in the same file. Then you select the husband RIN number and export the ancestor data. I am not sure if you would use all records or not -- seems you could. It also offered the choice of using advanced focus. I do want all of the records in each file if possible. I do not want to eliminate any branches if I use this method. It seems the easiet for my experience level.
I would cross my fingers and hope for best by selecting all records after unlinking the marriage. Since this is my second marriage our lineages are in no way linked. I take that back because at the end our our trees a couple both our lines married in Oregon. I could also unlink them to be sure I didn't come down the other tree if necessary.
I still want to split the files and use the two files as a form of backup even though I continue using the single large file.
Are you in agreement that I could us all records if our marriage was unlinked. I would assume so but not sure it would work.
Thanks for your reply.
Gerald of Maryland
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