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Saturday January 26, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM PST

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

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 Using Excel and Word to Analyze and Present Your Genealogy Research

with Tim Cox

Class is full.
To be placed on the waiting list click on the Register Now button.

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.  We’ll look at some of the differences in versions 2007 vs. 2010.  Earlier versions will not be discussed. 

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 & 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

Laptops are strongly encouraged.

This workshop is limited to 12 participants and is one of the free benefits for CGS members. Non-member fee is $20.00 (non-refundable) and can be applied towards a CGS membership the day of the class.

Pre-registration is required. 

Registration confirmations will be sent to the first 12 participants who register.
Additional names will be collected and placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Walk-ins will not be admitted.