Re: managing a large db of surnames #general


You are trying to use a spreadsheet as a relational database, and
discovering why this is not such a good idea.

Any further discussion of this subject is probably outside the
scope of this list.

....... tom klein, toronto

Avigdor Ben-Dov <@Avigdor2> wrote:

I am trying to organize a large db of surnames for the RUTKIEWICZ
clan of which I am a direct descendent. I began with multiple searches
and combined many sources into one Excel spreadsheet with standard
header fields (name, surname, father, etc.). This method has given me
many clues to family relationships across time and place. The problem
is how can I maintain the relationships within the db while preserving
individual searches on the given names?
This is becoming too complicated for me!

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