I say start from scratch, rather than trying to get rid of baggage that you don't need. It's easy! You can use the examples for ideas, but just create the fields that YOU require, as you need them. The only pitfall would be putting all fields in one big table, and it sounds like you've already thought of that. So i guess next on the list would be to consider how the tables are going to be related?
Start small with just a few names; don't try experimenting with hundreds of records in a table. If that works, then add more info. When you get stuck, just post a question. Best of luck.
Thanks a lot Scott, I will go that route. I can probably set up about 4 or 5 test records when I finish my 1st attempted design. I appreciate your comment.
NOTE: The information in the later thread: "New User table designs and relationship question" given by davidanders re: "White Paper for FMP Novices" looks EXCELLENT. I have printed it out for my FM 3 ring binder (101 pages).