Features - DoroTree - Jewish Family Tree Maker
imports all popular picture formats - you may include as many pictures per
person as you choose.
offers a "write ahead" feature, completing surnames and places after partial
typing in. This feature draws on an internal table of names previously
You can choose from a
variety of date formats for your data input and display.
DoroTree has fields for both civil and Hebrew
DoroTree also comes with a date converter - a click of the mouse and
your date is converted from Hebrew to civil, or visa versa.
The Sunset button
The Jewish day begins at sunset,
whereas the civil day begins at midnight. During the period between sunset and
midnight the Jewish date is already "the next day" while the civil date has not
If a birth, marriage or death occurred between sunset and
midnight then press the Sunset button between the date fields. The image will
change from a sun to a moon. Pressing the date convert button afterwards will
adjust the date accordingly.
Hebrew and Yiddish
Are you confused by all the names one single relative of yours
had a few generations back?
Was your great grandmother called Dorothy
Ethel Deborah in her official papers, but Ita Dívora in her Jewish records?
How do you represent that without filling her regular first name field
with five names and too many characters to print on any form of family tree?
Letís say that you want the Hebrew or Yiddish names to show up in your
family tree: does your software allow you to do that?
With DoroTree you
can specify which name and other fields you want included in your family tree
and it prints it. What you donít want to see, donít include.
"OnkelUs" First Name Translator
As a Jewish
genealogist you want to be able to enter your ancestorsí and your familyís
Hebrew or Yiddish names when you know them Ė and in the original language,
Hebrew, Yiddishor Ladino.
You donít read Hebrew? You donít type Hebrew?
Sounds difficult? Not really, DoroTreeís OnkelUs function is a first name
converter that will help you to do this automatically with many Hebrew or
If you know your grandfatherís Hebrew name was Moses or
Moshe, just right click his name and OnkelUs will translate it into Hebrew in
If you do not have Hebrew Windows installed, then the data
input dialog boxes display a Keyboard button at the bottom right, which when
clicked displays an on-screen keyboard.
The letters of the Hebrew Aleph
Bet are arranged in alphabetical order to ease data entry.
To use the
keyboard, simply click on the Hebrew field into which you wish to enter data,
and use your mouseclick on the appropriate letters.
Many Jewish genealogists of European origin find that a
large number of their ancestors and relatives were killed in the Holocaust.
a special Holocaust symbol that enables you to mark Holocaust victims in your
database and Ė on your family tree printouts, should you so
You can start your DoroTree family by importing your existing family database as a GEDCOM file from another genealogy program.
(GEDCOM is an internationally accepted standard format for the exchange of data between genealogists. Most genealogical software programs will have a utility for importing and exporting family databases from one program to another).
You have the following GEDCOM options:
Export: Build a GEDCOM file from your DoroTree family database.
Import new tree: Import a family database from another program. (In this case DoroTree will keep the GEDCOM identity numbers as generated by the original program.)
Append to current tree: Import and add an external family database into your existing DoroTree family database. (In this case DoroTree will assign new identity numbers to the added records.)
Special import: Attempt to import Hebrew fields from another program.