Google Forms for Genealogists

Google Forms for Genealogists

Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes

Summary: Participants will learn how to use Google Forms to their advantage when performing genealogy research, organizing a family reunion or a genealogy society event, or even managing an indexing project!.

Description: Learn how to use Google Forms which is part of Google Docs – a free application complete with spreadsheets, word processing and more – to your advantage. While a basic understanding of Google Docs is not necessary, it helps if you know how to access the Google Docs program (see the Google Docs for Genealogists webinar recording). We’ll cover how to create new forms, how to add templates, how to embed forms in blogs and websites, how to share forms, and how to be notified each time a form is competed.

Audience Level: Beginner

Requirements: Projection for laptop/netbook computer on large screen; internet connection – wired or wireless (preferred in order to show live interaction using blogs).

Content: 4 page handout


  • What Is Google Forms?
  • Creating a Form
  • Editing a Form
  • Using a Form
  • Sharing a Form
  • Embedding a Form
  • Adding a Form Template
  • Using Form Notifications
  • Google Forms Tricks – You’ll Be Amazed!
  • Google Forms Settings
  • Glossary
  • Resource List

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