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Re: Is there a way to change RIN#?
Posted by: David Palmquist Date: December 31, 1999 at 00:25:15
In Reply to: Re: Is there a way to change RIN#? by Ross GH Cotton of 4837

I'd be leery of this. I think records are likely linked by Record Identifier Number (RIN). If you do this, I think you will be copying your personal info into the fields of your husband's record, and you will apper in all the links he now appears in. Of course, when you type his data into your record, the same thing will happen there too. You will have ended up swapping siblings, cousins and ancestors with him. Do you really want you mother-in-law to be your mom?

It might be safer to delete yourself and your husband from the database, that should break the links, then add the two of you again as new individuals - you will probably come up with a blank Record 1 (RIN #1) for yourself, then after you're entered, you can add yourself to your parents' family and add your children and husband to your own.

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