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.
I like using the Kanban view to see my ancestor’s timelines. I have hundreds of my great great grandfather’s newspaper clippings, plus other genealogical documents, land records and other dated reference points (world and community events). It’s super helpful for conceptualizing their lives and for getting a feel for their stories.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Intriguing introduction to a relational database tool that has multiple applications. Not only for genealogy research, but for organizing genealogy society membership data.
Good overview well presented . Seems to be or can be a program like Legacy or Roots Magic with collaboration in the cloud.
A beautiful tool, and of course the full power of it could not be presented in such a short time
Great introduction to a powerful set of tools
I’m so glad to know about Airtable. Francis had a clear presentation and some great tips to get started.