In my inexperience, I am not quite following the ins and outs of the above proposed solutions. However, I will defer to the more experienced hands as to a solution. I would like to mention that the suggestion of closing the original threads so they could serve only to redirect searchers seems to have merit. I must confess, I had not given much thought to UIDs in the new forum. As part of my creation of a thread for every Mendo Cty cold case (pre ET Forum), I found only 2 UID cases. I don't really know about Humboldt and Trinity Ctys, but Mendo apparently doesn't track UIDs. I get the impression that LE is just too overrun with work to track UIDs.