Extracting Census into Spreadsheets to Find Your Ancestors Fast: How to Use Ancestry & MS Excel

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Learn how to use MS Excel to extract your ancestors in the U.S. Census to help find other family members living around your target ancestor. Even if you have never used Excel before, this is a step-by-step guide to how to import census data into Excel so you can filter by surname, filter multiple columns, insert rows and columns, freeze and split rows. This is a great technique to help you break down brick walls and analyze your census records quickly.