Supercharge your Research Spreadsheets with Airtable

Francine Crowley Griffis, CG
Apr 8, 2022
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
1m 41s
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Introduction
5m 37s
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Relational database
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Terminology
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Examples and tour
33m 18s
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
3m 51s

About this webinar

Recording our research on the FAN Club of our ancestors can be a time-intensive task. How many times have we inadvertently duplicated a record or found that we did not record one correctly? One tool to help keep track of our research is Airtable, an online platform for creating and sharing relational databases. It works in a similar way to a spreadsheet but is much more powerful. Enter your information into tables, create an association between the tables, and Airtable then links that data to make it easier for you to identify relationships. There is a free version of Airtable, and it is easy to use, even if you have never used a database before. Learn how to use Airtable to keep track of FAN club members, correspondence, research logs and images – a powerful tool that can extract data in seconds.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Francine has researched for more than thirty years—the past ten professionally—in the United States, and with an international focus in Canada, France, Ireland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. Her specialties include recreating forgotten Family
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  1. SW
    Stacy Weaver
    3 months ago

    Loved you demonstration of all the different views and options for genealogy using airtable. I especially loved the formula for birth calculation base. I was trying to re-create the formulas and was not successful. I was wondering if you would be willing to share the base.

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      Francine Crowley Griffis CG
      2 months ago

      Hi Stacy, I am working on a master to put into Airtable Universe. Thank you for your comments. Please feel free to email me also.

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    Therese Beckman
    3 months ago

    Airtable is an app on my phone that I have never used! After this webinar, I am going to give it a try at least for spreadsheets. Not being a computer native, the advanced techniques are going to take some time do master, but, I hope to advance my skill set.

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      Francine Crowley Griffis CG
      2 months ago

      Hi Therese, No problem with taking your time to learn the software. Nicole Dyer has some templates on Universe that can help get you started. I will be adding some there over time.

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    Pacquitta Laverents
    3 months ago

    Intriguing introduction to a relational database tool that has multiple applications. Not only for genealogy research, but for organizing genealogy society membership data.

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    Dick Robertson
    3 months ago

    Good overview well presented . Seems to be or can be a program like Legacy or Roots Magic with collaboration in the cloud.

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    Edward Kozłowski
    3 months ago

    A beautiful tool, and of course the full power of it could not be presented in such a short time

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    Megan Heyl
    3 months ago

    Great introduction to a powerful set of tools

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  7. WV
    Webinar Viewer
    3 months ago

    I’m so glad to know about Airtable. Francis had a clear presentation and some great tips to get started.

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  8. WV
    Webinar Viewer
    3 months ago

    Francine is brilliant! So impressed with her knowledge. And she took a very slow pace so we could follow all the details since this is very new to most of us…but she made it inspiring more than scary.

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