Import Records can copy records from one table to another, but in relational databases, such is rarely necessary. There are other ways than copying groups of records to different tables to keep them distinct from each other while still keeping them in the same table.
Thanks Phil. I can see the logic behind what your'e saying. I will play with your suggestion see how it works. The access app allows me to copy the records to the history table that has a bigger structure (more fields) there is more info attached in the history data later such as tracking numbers etc. I will see how this works in FM