For a simple database (as you would write in a book, maybe), you can also use MS Excel or any other spreadsheet just as well. As soon as it's getting more complex, a 'real' database (like MS Access indeed) comes in the picture.
I just started working at a cemetery as an admin assistant to the office manager, and as you can imagine, record-keeping is very important. My job consists of adding new internments to a log that helps the cemetery keep track of plots/graves. They have all these extremely worn down books that they have been writing the information in by hand, but I was wondering if there was a way I could create some sort of Access database that the whole staff can use if they need to look up this information after I add it? I think it would be easier in the long run for everyone. Also, I am not that great at Access, so simple solutions are welcome! I plan to ask my boss about their server to see if I can put the database on there when I am done. I basically need to list the ownership/deed #, first and last name of deed owner, plot/grave/row #, and the date when the deed was mailed to the owner. Thank you for any help!^_^