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Hebrew Date 2 weeks 1 day ago #1

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I set Preferences to convert Gregorian dates to Jewish. A conversion isn't accurate. A Jewish day starts at sunset the previous day. I want to manually edit the Jewish date, but can't find how to do it.

Ideas?

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Hebrew Date 2 weeks 1 day ago #2

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> A conversion isn't accurate. A Jewish day starts at sunset the previous day.

This is a known limitation of the conversion algorithm.

> I set Preferences to convert Gregorian dates to Jewish

You can add two conversions. It is common to specify Gregorian *and* Hebrew.

If your event was recorded in the Gregorian calendar, then use the Gregorian date and let webtrees convert it to Hebrew.
If your event was recorded in the Hebrew calendar, then use the Hebrew date, and let webtrees convert it to Gregorian.

This way your data will contain the correct date, as recorded in your source data.

There should be a help link next to the date entry field. It will tell you how to enter Jewish dates. e.g. "23 NSN 5678"
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Hebrew Date 2 weeks 1 day ago #3

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TIP - if you record death dates using the Hebrew calendar, then webtrees can automatically calculate the correct anniversaries, yahrzeit, etc.
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Hebrew Date 2 weeks 1 day ago #4

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Greg Thanks for your replies. If you can't tell, I am relatively new to Webtrees.

I don't see how to have 2 conversions and I don't understand what to do after seeing the help link.

I have the same problem with your "tip" in the next reply.

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Hebrew Date 2 weeks 23 hours ago #5

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> I don't see how to have 2 conversions

You already selected the "convert to Jewish" option in the family tree preferences page.

There are two conversions side-by-side. You can select Gregorian in the second one.

> I don't understand what to do after seeing the help link.
> I want to manually edit the Jewish date, but can't find how to do it.

You just need to know the right format to use.

To enter 23 Nissan 5678, you type "23 NSN 5678" into the date field.

webtrees recognises this hebrew date, (and can convert it to other calendars).

The help link tells you all the abbreviations and formats that you can use.

If this is still unclear, tell me which jewish date you want to enter, and we can use it as an example.
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