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Using same table for Lookup

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Hello all,

I've tried to work this one out myself, but appearantly my brain is
just a little wacked right now and I need some feedback.

I'm trying to design a genealogy database (mainly because most
databases out there don't do what I want them to). I'm creating what
is essentially a "People" table. In this People table I need to have
three fields which look up other names from within the same table:
Father, Mother, and Spouse. Every single record, theoretically, should
have each of these fields (though sometimes we don't know WHO that
person is) except maybe for Spouse.

I can generate a list of children from the Father & Mother so I don't
need to specifiy children or have a children's table.

How do I create a lookup from the same table in the same table? My
thought was to create a query of the table with the specs (for example
a "Father Query" would look up all the existing "Male" records in the
table) and then use that for my lookup, but that isn't working.

So how do I get this to work?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Tammy, the very tired puppy (*yawn*)

Nov 13 '05 #1
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Save yourself at least some of the pain. Read Allen's article
http://members.iinet.net.au/~allenbrowne/ser-06.html

Nov 13 '05 #2

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Thank you immensely!!!

T

Nov 13 '05 #3

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