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Generate ID numbers

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



The window that appears presents two main choices.

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

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 elementsmedia
  • N for notes
  • R for storage locationsrepositories
  • S for sources
  • B for information providerssubmitters

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 identifierID of the entity to renumber, and the new identifier.ID number.


    The renumbering of the entities classifiessorts the selected entities in alphabetical order of their descriptionname and then assigns aallocates number of 1"1" to the number of entities, without leaving aany number empty, respectingand according to the formatthe indicated.formatting provided.

    For one-by-onesingle entity numbering, the button withuse the red arrow allows youbutton to selectchoose the current entity in the views.entity.

    If you indicate an existing identifier,ID, 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 assignedallocated to an entity in your genealogy.


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




    There is no specific customization for this tool.