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Generate ID numbers (L)

This function renumbers the entities of your genealogy by redefining their identification numbers.



The window that appears presents two main choices.

  • Mass renumbering for a category or all categories of entities.
  • Renumbering one by one of the entities of your choice.

In mass numbering, it is possible to define a numbering format. This will always start with a letter.

In Ancestris, entity numbers always start with a letter.

  • I for individuals
  • F for families
  • M for multimedia elements
  • N for notes
  • R for storage locations
  • S for sources
  • B for information providers

Then it is possible to define a prefix, then a number of a chosen number of digits, then a suffix.

In the case of the numbering of the entities one by one, you enter the identifier of the entity to renumber, and the new identifier.


    The renumbering of the entities classifies the selected entities in alphabetical order of their description then assigns a number of 1 to the number of entities, without leaving a number empty, respecting the format indicated.

    For one-by-one numbering, the button with the red arrow allows you to select the current entity in the views.

    If you indicate an existing identifier, Ancestris warns you with a message to the right of the button.

    For the new identifier, Ancestris tells you if the chosen identifier is free and is not already assigned to an entity in your genealogy.


    Whether in case of mass or individual renumbering, Ancestris displays the following window when it is finished.



    There is no specific customization for this tool.