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27 November 2012

Using Excel and Word to Analyze and Present Your Genealogy Research

Saturday, January 26, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

California Genealogical Society Library 
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2  
Oakland, CA 94612 

A new year heralds good organizational intentions so be sure to sign up for the first "Tech Saturday" in 2013. Tim Cox has created a new workshop featuring some of his favorite tips and techniques. Learn how using Excel™ and Word™, along with your genealogy database, can help keep you organized. Creating timelines, lists, logs, or reports may show you some obvious answers in information that you've already collected or identify holes where more information is needed.

This workshop is for beginners using Microsoft Excel and Word 2010. Tim will look at some of the differences in versions 2007 vs. 2010. Earlier versions will not be discussed. Laptops are strongly encouraged.

Some of the things on the workshop agenda:

  • Review the basic features in the ribbon
  • Set preferences to customize Excel
  • Create a timeline
  • Create a research journal

  • Review the basic features in the ribbon
  • Set preferences to customize Word
  • Create a document using these features:
    • Headers and footers
    • Page breaks
    • Section breaks
    • Footnotes and endnotes
    • Inserting a table
    • Adding an image
    • Create a family tree image
    • Inserting symbols and special characters
    • Table of contents
    • Indexing
Register online.

The workshop is limited to twelve participants and is a free benefit of membership. Non-members fee is $20.00 (non-refundable) and can be applied towards membership on the day of the workshop.

Preregistration is required. Walk-ins will not be admitted. Registration confirmations will be sent to the first twelve registrants. Additional names will be collected and placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Tim Cox has been a family historian and genealogist for more than twenty years. He is a member of numerous genealogical societies across the country, and has served as the Education and Events coordinator for the California Genealogical Society and Library for the past three years.

Copyright © 2012 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library.