I use Microsoft Access for all my data bases instead of Excell. I find with Access I a can create what ever kind of report, querry, index etc. I want, and in the order I want. I don’t know how to do any of that with Excell, other than listing it and sorting by the headings. I just created the data bases myself (and believe me I am no computer expert). I also have my Land Index, dog licenses in Access and like them very much.


Susan C. Covalla


From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Anne Haley
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 9:15 AM
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Subject: Re: vital records indexing


As with the Land Record, Plat file etc, I started an excel file index for vital records.  Excel allows you to sort by column headings, so I print the indexes, sorted by name, date, book etc.


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From: [log in to unmask]">Larry Sharer

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Sent: Monday, June 23, 2008 2:24 PM

Subject: vital records indexing


We were informed today that there are some towns that are indexing their vital records on computer and we were wondering if they purchased a program or developed it themselves.  Please let me know how you have done it and how your are making it available to people who need to do some searches.