Highlighted Main Ancestral Lines

Highlighted Main Ancestral Lines
How many Ancestors Can you Find?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

RootsTech Submission - Finally!

This weekend was busy with class deadlines, recovering from a stomache bug, work at home, and of course the excitement of Genedocs submission for the RootsTech 2012 Developers Challenge.

The Submission:

This year I elected to provide an interactive version of the Genedocs Hybrid Chart (will be elaborated on in February) that both beginners, intermediate, and seasoned family researchers could hopefully appreciate using MS Excel.

Simply, you enter some data and it shows up on other sheets more organized; ancestors, siblings, insert pportraits and source docs, and wham! You have your first chart. Save it under a new name and print if you like. Start over with your next three ancestors for as far as you like or can go.

Since I am learning more in Data Analysis this year at college using Excel, I am getting some helpful new knowledge on tricks I hadn't even dreamed of using yet, sot there are bound to be some impressive and useful improvments as always, but I am working those in MS EXcel 2010 and the Hybrid has only gone to Excel 2003 so far!

Prize money would literally be a lifesaver from the 1K 2K or 5K places, but it is mainly for the fun of the challenge. Fingers crossed and wish Genedocs good luck in the coming weeks when finalists and the winner are selected and announced at RootsTech.

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