Data Entry Tip: Use ID Numbers

When entering research results for a person, most users begin typing the person’s name to select from the dropdown box. That is one great method, but the selection is a little more complicated when the person has a common name. How many men named John Smith are in your database? The name fields for selecting a person or family also accept ID numbers. Instead of typing John Smith and looking through the list for the specific John with the desired birthdate, type his ID number. It’s really fast!

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