How Do You Know When You Have It All (Census Records)? — 6 Comments

  1. Jenny, I really admire how thorough you are in your research . Looking at your spreadsheets made me start a census inventory on my groups. Thanks .

  2. Thanks Magda! I noticed that I had some gaps while I was entering all of my sources into Evidentia, which made me wonder what else I was missing … and the spreadsheet was born. Now I know exactly what I’m missing, and (hopefully) tonight, I’ll start checking off some of those empty boxes!

    (And if you could see what the inside of the genealogy compartment of my brain looks like, you’d understand why I have to resort to spreadsheets and the like LOL)

  3. I know what you mean about brain fatigue in research. Totally love spreadsheets . Had them before I got genealogy software . I have been reading that you are studying too . That’s great .From reading your articles, I think you will be really good at genealogical research.

    • Brain fatigue … that’s a perfect description! I guess I’m a visual sort of gal, and if I can SEE what I’m trying to figure out (which also usually entails making little notes in the margins and drawing little arrows everywhere), I do much better. If I try to rely on mental power alone, I’m up a creek 🙂

  4. Do you know of any basic genealogy Excel courses that could get me started? My knowledge of Excel is very minimal, but I can see how useful it would be in my research. I’d really like to incorporate in my genealogy, but feel that I need to learn how to use it first.

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