Wednesday 19 June 2024

Smart tables for your family history

Think of a spreadsheet as a smart table for sorting and organising your accumulated data. Whether you're using Google Sheets, OpenOffice Calc, Microsoft Excel, Apple Numbers, or other programs, use the power of digital tables to manipulate your family history data.

10 uses

  1. Track certificates bought and/or ordered
  2. Timelines - for individuals and/or families
  3. Census data across the years
  4. Tracking DNA data matches / DNA contact list
  5. Land records
  6. Research plans
  7. Records downloaded from a particular dataset 
  8. An index of photos digitised
  9. Progress sheet of biographies/ blogposts/ reports written 
  10. Checklist of resources for a particular area/country

This is a compilation list, some of the best explanations of how and why to use a spreadsheet program for your family history data. 

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