link two uses are to be distinguished: 1) the relationship that holds between two individuals in a family, e.g. a parent is linked to a child; this l. may be based on individuation present in a single record; This l. is also called a “lineage link,” cf. RLG Chapter 1, §3 ¶1; 2) the relationship between two or more records that relate to the same entity or individual, cf. individual record linkage, RLG Chapter 2, §1 ¶2; the first kind of l. may be established by family reconstitution using many instances of the second kind of l. (cf. family record linkage) (cf. Newcombe, 1988, p. 105).