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Several Identical Names In Family Tree

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grantmaker

I'm a newbie to genealogy software and need some insight on a topic that's probably not that unique.

In my family tree, there are a number of identical names, eg. John Thomas Smith. They are not shown as Juniors or Seniors, simply as John Thomas Smith.

I find it a little confusing when I go to link parents, photos, etc. to these identical names. I'm thinking of adding the record number to the last name to help keep these guys straight.

Any ideas, comments?

Thanks,

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Kimon

I run into that all the time

I usually have something to uniquely identify them, either a spouse, birth/death dates, notes, siblings, children, etc. That's what helps me make sure I'm linking the right people.

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Barry Chuckle

I run into that all the time

I usually have something to uniquely identify them, either a spouse, birth/death dates, notes, siblings, children, etc. That's what helps me make sure I'm linking the right people.

I recently came across one FAMILY where there were multiple identical names. The Father was called John, the first son was called John and the last son was called John!!

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