Hi Silverfox, Thanks for the advice. I remember you mentioning your backup procedures a while ago and thought at the time it might be a bit extreme! I now feel otherwise and will be implementing some similar actions. I have now found an earlier copy backed up on my external hard drive and it shows all christian names and marriage/birth dates. I have loaded it to the list on FTM albeit it does have less names. I have just asked the question if it is possible to merge the data with my most recent list which contained the living data? Kind Regards, Ray.