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From: "Cheri Casper" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Match Finder not working
Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 09:12:01 -0700
In-Reply-To: <002101c43ef3$60fc2990$0e01a8c0@t23>

I simply try to stay on top of all of the MS Windows updates. This includes
Access. I'm not sure of the underlying structure of GenBox, but I do know
that you can open the tables in Access and do modifications there and in the
past have found that adding all of the MS Windows updates resolved a lot of
issues. At one time -- the memory is fuzzy -- I even think I uninstalled
Access and reinstalled it.

It is worth a try even if you don't have Access on your computer. The
Windows update will tell you what updates you need and it may be something
that modifies the registry in some manner.


-----Original Message-----
From: Julia Walsh [mailto:]
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 10:21 PM
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Match Finder not working

Mine gives similar results to yours as well Kathy.

Cheri - did you find an MS/Access update to cure all your assorted
oddities? If so, I'd be interested in the details, as I'm starting to
discover the odd one or two myself.


-----Original Message-----
From: Kathy Lenerz [mailto:]
Sent: 20 May 2004 22:26
Subject: [GENBOX] Match Finder not working

Nothing seems to be working for me today. I tried using the Match
Finder, set as follows:

Surnames: Exact Match
Given Names: Same First Letter x 3
Birth Date: Within 2 years

This resulted in a lot of matches that didn't look right, e.g.:

REED, Alice Elizabeth
SCHWARZ, Helen Claudia

They have the same married name and birth year, but their first names
don't match on the first 3 letters. So I changed the Given Names option
to Exact Match. Same result. Added same number of children (Alice=5,
Helen=2). Same result. It didn't matter what options I chose-- I always
got the same result. Does the Match Finder work for anyone else?


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