Michael John Neill

Columnist for the Ancestry Daily News

Genealogy Computing Workshops

At Henry Ford Community College

Dearborn, Michigan

October 2004





15 October 2004

Word and Excel for Genealogists

In this hands-on workshop, we'll discuss various aspects of Word and Excel that have genealogical uses. We'll discuss different tables and forms that can be created for organizing genealogical data and see how to use those tables and forms in actual research situations. We'll also see how to export reports and forms into Word from most genealogical software programs such as Personal Ancestral File, Family Tree Maker, and others. We will also see how to use Word to create computerized research logs to track online research activities. Also covered will be downloading graphics from the Internet and integrating those graphics into other software applications.


16 October 2004

Getting the Most from the FamilySearch website

The Family History Library (Mormon) genealogy website offers a tremendous amount of information and finding aids. In this all-day workshop we will discuss effective search strategies for the different databases on this site including the Family History Library Card Catalog, Ancestral File, Pedigree Resource File, International Genealogical Index, and the 1880 census transcription. Also covered will be the different research aids and guides located on the site. Information on using the Library's website to prepare for a trip to
Salt Lake City or your local family history library will also be covered.


For more information, please contact

Joyce Deaton JDeaton@hfcc.edu

at the college's Center for Lifelong Learning

or Michael Neill   michaeln2@winco.net


Mailing address to request a brochure:

Joyce Deaton

Center for Lifelong Learning

Henry Ford Community College

22586 Ann Arbor Trail

Dearborn Heights, MI  48127