Uses for Excel in Genealogical Research

Many people use Excel for work or financial tasks, but don’t think about applying the same to their genealogical research and analysis. In this discussion, I will point out nine ways to use Excel as part of your research analysis and tracking:

List of Names – manipulate them to your heart’s content!
Or – enter and re-order those old sets of data.
Timeline – which ancestors were alive at the same time?
Pedigree Chart – the largest piece of paper ever
Family Group – create this with links between worksheets
Source Check List – track the source used for each ancestor
Research Log – track the work already done – where & how
Inventory – list the resources in your genealogical library
Toolbox of Websites – collect the websites you plan to visit
Speakers & Presentations – track who, what, when, & results