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Default OO Advise and Clarification

I am fairly new to .NET and OO.
My background is in ASP and VB6.

If I were to create a simple class called 'Person'.
Am I correct in using the constuctor to initialise an existing person and a static method to create a new person]

EG
Person p1 = new Person(personID)
This would then load all the instance variables from the db such as Name, DOB, etc.

But I would use a static method to create a new Person.
EG
Person p2;
p2 = Person.CreateNewPerson(Name,DOB,ETC)
This would insert a new person into the DB and return that person as a new person instance.

I am looking for any general advise on what I should do.
Could this be handled better another way?



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I guess someone would have mentioned if this was totally the wrong way to go about things?


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