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Microsoft Word Skills for Genealogists

California Genealogical Society & Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612

Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PST)

Microsoft Word Skills for Genealogists

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CGS Member Nov 16, 2018 Free $0.00
Non-member Nov 16, 2018 $30.00 $0.00
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Microsoft Word for Genealogists

November 17, 2018, 10:00 pm - 12:00 noon


Matt Berry


A well written family history or genealogy article adheres to certain styles with regard to formatting, citations and indexing. This course will show how to use Microsoft Word’s features to 1) format your genealogy in “Register Style", 2) create footnotes or end notes, and 3) create a useful index. Participants are encourage to bring their own laptop computer and follow along with the examples in class. Examples in class will be shown using MS Word 2016 on a PC, but these features haven’t changed much since Word 2007 and are also available on the Mac versions of MS Word.

 Matthew Berry became interested in family history research in 2003 during a family reunion. He was born in San Diego and grew up in Foster City before attending and receiving a BA and MS from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from Santa Clara University. Now retired from Wells Fargo Bank, Matt has been a member of CGS since 2006, has served as a desk duty volunteer in the past, and has taught several CGS classes on Microsoft Word skills for genealogists. His genealogical research has focused on California, New England and the American mid-west.



Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited so register early. 

CGS members enjoy free admission.

Non-member admission fee is $30.00* and can be applied towards a new one year CGS membership the day of the class.

Register early to confirm your seat. Walk-ins will not be admitted.



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*Seminar fee is non-refundable.


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California Genealogical Society & Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, CA 94612

Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PST)

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California Genealogical Society & Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612

   Connecting people to their diverse family heritage

Whether you have Gold Rush ancestors or have no family connection to California, you will find extensive support for your genealogy research at the California Genealogical Society (CGS) in Oakland. The society offers research services, online indexes and databases, and a research library housing over 38,000 reference materials from California, the United States, and around the world. CGS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The library is conveniently located in Uptown Oakland, one block north of the Paramount Theatre, at 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2. We are three blocks from the 19th Street BART Station.

Phone: (510) 663-1358 

Non-Discrimination Statement

The goal of the California Genealogical Society is to connect people to their family heritage and to promote a spirit of diversity and inclusivity for our members and patrons. The California Genealogical Society does not tolerate discrimination in any form. 


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