Configuration options

To configure Family Tree Builder, click Options under the Tools menu. The Options page allows you to configure general, display and date options. Configuration options regarding how to display the family tree. Configuration options regarding how to display the family tree. Square for Male and Round for Female Specify how to display full names of people

Importing an existing Gedcom file

Gedcom Hebrew

It is possible to start working on your genealogy project with Family Tree Builder by importing your data. You can import a GEDCOM file exported by another genealogy application to start a new project, or merge its contents into the currently open project. Start by selecting Import Gedcom from the File menu. Then 1. Browse and choose the GEDCOM file you wish to import. 2. Choose a Primary Language for your project. This should be the language that the GEDCOM was created in. 3. Fill out the...

Family Tree Builder Tutorial Beta Advanced language configuration

In order to change the Data language, select Tools gt Languages from the application's menu. The following page will be displayed Here you can determine not only the Display language but also the primary and secondary Data languages. The primary Data language is the language of the family tree data which will be displayed in pages of the application where there is no data entry. If there is no secondary data language, the application is in Single-language mode and all data entry pages will...

The Virtual Keyboard

Family Tree Builder provides a Virtual Keyboard that lets you enter data in any of the 12 supported languages in case you don't have letters for that language on your computer's keyboard. Launch the virtual keyboard by clicking the keyboard-like graphic at the top of every page in Family Tree Builder, which looks like this Figure 1 Russian Virtual Keyboard for entering Russian data Figure 1 Russian Virtual Keyboard for entering Russian data The virtual keyboard will open up as a floating,...

Examples of multilanguage support

Family Tree Builder comes with a sample project which is useful for study and practice the Kennedy family tree. In our sample tree, there are two data languages English and Hebrew. Figure 2 below shows the sample Kennedy family tree in a three-generation view. The Display language chosen is English, which means that the interface is in English i.e. headers, toolbars, field names . Also, the data is in English i.e. individual names, facts, dates, locations . O J amjlv.iXree.BuiidefJKen n d L...

Family Tree View

Family Tree View is where you build your family tree, and navigate within it. Below is an example with the Kennedy family File Edit View Person Family Favorites Family Tree John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Spouse John Fitzgerald Kennedy Spouse John Fitzgerald Kennedy Status Married Date Sep 121953 Children 4 Add Child Place Newport Rhode Island You can select to view three generations default , five generations or seven generations at a time by clicking the corresponding...

Supporting multiple languages

Multi-language support is an important feature of Family Tree Builder and affects almost every page of the application. Therefore before diving into the program's functionality, this important topic should best be understood. You may skip this part if you intend to use English only for your family tree. But if you are interested in our unique capabilities of building a family tree in multiple languages, or viewing it in one language while entering data in another, read on. The current version...

Projects

In Family Tree Builder, the main storage unit for your work is a Project. A Project is equivalent to a single GEDCOM file, plus all related photos, documents and files. It's up to you to decide whether to store your genealogy research in multiple projects by splitting up your family tree into branches and storing each branch in its own project , or to keep it in one large project. Projects are saved by default below the Data subfolder of MyHeritage Family Tree Builder, but advanced users can...