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Do you create just one family database OR a database for every family you're researching?

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Re: Do you create just one family database OR a database for every family you're researching?

Posted: 4 Jan 2013 12:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
4500 people in a database is not excessive. What the previous post had in mind was if you were a collector and had merged tens of thousand people into your database.

I assume you have been working on your family for some time so the number of people in your database has not significantly changed in some time. maybe a growth rate of a half dozen people ever several months. This size database can easily be handled by FTM.

If you are planning on merging everyone tree and taking your family genealogy back to Adam and Eve, (not your grand uncle and aunt, but the ones in the bible) then definitely keep separate database.

I have one database for both my wife's and my families. Having one database removes a lot of duplicate entries, in location, sources and in people..

If needed you can report out the subfamilies for specific cousins.
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NorskyGal 4 Jan 2013 6:00PM GMT 
silverfox3280 4 Jan 2013 6:44PM GMT 
NorskyGal 4 Jan 2013 6:53PM GMT 
keithnuttle 4 Jan 2013 7:06PM GMT 
serenity20061 5 Jan 2013 9:56PM GMT 
NorskyGal 5 Jan 2013 10:12PM GMT 
tulrose 5 Jan 2013 10:26PM GMT 
silverfox3280 5 Jan 2013 11:08PM GMT 
NorskyGal 5 Jan 2013 11:16PM GMT 
Marco Scavo 6 Jan 2013 4:48AM GMT 
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