Holocaust Data Entry Standards for FTM #general

Steven Chall <steven.chall@...>

Madeleine Okladek remarked on a new field for burials. I assume this is strictly a FTM issue since advanced programs like The Master Genealogist (TMG) and Ultimate Family Tree (UFT) and others have had Burial events for as long as I can remember. TMG also allows you to use Burial events to approximate Death dates if specific data is unavailable for the death.

The advanced programs also allow for detailed notes for documentation, sources and citations for all your data that the beginner programs seem to ignore.

Steven Chall in Minneapolis

1. The JewishGen FAQ at <http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/faq.html#Computers> has a discussion of some of the leading genealogy software.

2. This thread is now closed.

Alex Korn <apkorn@...>

MOkladek@... wrote:

The new Version 7 of Family Tree Maker had added a burial field to the
family page. This presents both a problem and an opportunity for Jewish
researchers. The problem is that we Jews have no agreed upon standard
to indicate victims of the Holocaust (or survivors). I would like to
make a suggestion for a standard. My suggestion is that we use the
burial field for Holocaust information.

Hello Jewishgeners!
There already is a "standard" for indicating victims of persecution. After the individual's name we add "HaShem yinkom et dammo/dammah", which means "May G-d avenge his/her blood". I add the Hebrew abbreviation "heh yud dalled" after the names of Holocaust victims in my family charts.
Alex P. Korn
Toronto, Canada