I am looking for a referral. My father has somehow duplicated records in his database and needs to have someone look at it. This cannot be a person who just teaches PAF. It needs to be someone who understands the database and can make corrections and consult him on what needs to be done. Apparently all his research material is referenced by RIN and MRIN and now he has lost all of the originals. I can be reached at RCCanning@gmail.com
. He is willing to compensate for this work. Thanks
Does he have any backups of the Database?
Duplicates can usually be eliminated by using the "Match/Merge" utility.
This would best be done by your father since he's familiar with his family.
Intimate knowledge of the inner working of the database isn't generally necessary as most corrections can be handled through PAF itself.
My first suggestion would be to look at any backups that he may have. If there are none, and he has no other course of action, then I'd first make a backup so you don't lose what you currently have, then I'd work through using the Match/Merge utility to eliminate current duplicates.