Spreadsheets aren’t just for number crunching! With Excel or another spreadsheet program in your genealogy toolkit you can create research logs, produce parallel time lines for multiple individuals, analyze data to identify patterns and problems, and design diagrams depicting complex family and inter-family relationships. Examples of each of these will be presented in the context of actual research along with tips and tricks for creating them.
Susan O’Connor teaches and coaches genealogy and family research in addition to her client work. She has over 25 years experience developing and teaching computer training programs. She is a certificate holder from BU’s Genealogy Research Program and is a member of multiple genealogical associations. Susan was involved in beta testing Lotus 1-2-3 and has been using spreadsheets in ways they were never intended to be used ever since.