Wolfram Alpha for Genealogists

Wolfram Alpha Home 01

Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes

Summary: Participants will learn how to use the Wolfram Alpha website – a “computational knowledge engine” – as a genealogical research tool.

Description: Wolfram Alpha provides solutions to questions such as “How am I related to my great-grandmother’s niece” or “What was the time of the sunrise on April 1, 1962, in Chicago, Illinois?” Learn how this unique site can expand your genealogy and family history research.

Audience Level: Beginner

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

Content: 4 page handout


  • Wolfram Alpha – The Basics
  • Ways to Use Wolfram Alpha for Genealogy Research
    • Family Relationships
    • Names
    • Words and Text
    • Dates
    • Money
    • Weather
  • Genealogy & History Research Assistant
  • Fun Stuff
  • Resources

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