If you've been looking for an excuse to join Second Life -- we've got one for you now. There will be a three-part mini-series on Microsoft Excel for Genealogists in about a month. Here's the line-up:
13 July 2010, Tuesday, at Just Genealogy's fire pit
Excel - Part 1
Setting up an excel worksheet to list all sources reviewed in a genealogical project. This takes into account those records where you've found nothing relevant. Includes column headings, modifying cells alignment, numbering, etc. Homework: Enter ten to twenty rows of data, so we can go forward with that data in future sessions.
18 July 2010, Sunday, at the Family History Centre
Excel - Part 2
Sorting features including filters and 3-level sorts.
20 July 2010, Tuesday, at Just Genealogy's fire pit
Excel - Part 3
Adding tabs and duplicating entries in subsequent tabs using the "= (cell range)" feature.
HOW TO GET READY
Join Second Life (SL), it's free. www.SecondLife.com. You'll be creating an avatar, then learning to walk and sit at the orientation hub. Don't worry, your genealogy friends are more than happy to assist SL newbies.
Visit various areas in Second Life where genealogists tend to hang out. Find teleport links by typing the following destination names in the search box in the upper right corner of the Second Life Viewer 2 screen.
- Afterchills Conference Room ~ We meet here on Wednesdays at 6pm SL time, hosted by Kilandra Yeuxdoux.
- The GenealogySource ~ Your spot for Irish & Celtic Family History, hosted by Jaylynn Sinatra.
If the class on Microsoft Excel will help you organize your research notes, then feel free to join in.
Happy family tree climbing!
Your friend in genealogy.