Some LifeLines operations need you to identify a person, not for the purpose of browsing, but for the purpose of completing an operation you have requested. For example, when you add a child to a family, LifeLines may ask you to identify the child. When this happens a panel pops up that asks you to identify a person. You respond by typing a name or key exactly as you would for the b command. If no one matches, LifeLines returns to the previous browsing mode. If the name matches persons in the database LifeLines displays something like:

Please choose from among these persons.
  >Thomas Trask Wetmore, b. 1826, N.B. (42)
   Thomas Trask Wetmore IV, b. 1949, Conn. (1)
   Thomas Trask Wetmore III, b. 1925, Conn. (6)
   Thomas Trask Wetmore Jr, b. 1896, Conn. (11)
   Thomas Trask Wetmore Sr, b. 1866, N.S. (23)
   Thomas Trask Wetmore V, b. 1982, Mass. (5)
Commands: j Move down k Move up i Select q Quit

Use the j and k commands to move the selection cursor (>) to the correct person, and then use the i command to select that person. There may be more persons in the list than you can see at once. If this is so then you can use the j and k commands to scroll through the full list. If you don't find the proper person, use the q command and LifeLines asks whether you want to enter another name.

When LifeLines creates a list of names for you to select from, it tries to add extra information to the name; this helps determine which name to choose, and is important in databases where many persons have the same name. LifeLines also places the person's key value at the end of each menu line; this may be helpful in large databases.

Some browse screens provide the z command, which allows you to browse to a new person using the zip style of identification rather than the b style.