Gramps 4.2.0 released

Some months after ‘4.1.3‘ release, the Gramps team releases version 4.2.0,
a new major release. Think on backup before upgrade!

Fixes and changes since 4.1.x branch:

  • New date and language fields on place name
  • Review on GtkBuilder, fix some Gtk3 warnings and move from deprecated methods
  • Change icons and buttons handling methods
  • Enhanced Place Editor and new Place Name editor
  • New widget: use own interactive-search
  • Ability to import kml data into Geography views
  • Enhancement for removing multiple selected items from Views (action group)
  • Add drag support on more Views, Selectors and Editors
  • Add right-click “Copy all” to ListModel and all QuickTables
  • Review Alternate Place handling and edition
  • New ‘Place’ configuration keys set by user (settings)
  • New filter rule: ‘is enclosed by’
  • Consistency on Privacy option for reports
  • Consistency on “Name-format” options for reports
  • Add DeferredFilter class (a subclass of GenericFilter)
  • New textual Report: Links on Notes
  • Fix alphabetic index and toc bug in books
  • Enhancements on Style Editor
  • Enhancements on End Notes into textual reports
  • Changes on Individuals complete textual report
  • Changes on Ancestors Tree draw report: Include Siblings
  • Add name-format option, and deferred translation on Records report
  • Add deferred translation on Timeline draw report
  • Enable attributes gramplet on Source and Citation Views
  • New place locations gramplet
  • Optimizations around index, Flat and TreeView models
  • Enhanced samples files
  • All importers return now an ImportInfo object
  • Experimental gwplus (geneweb) import file format support
  • Remove experimental HTML renderer view
  • New test scripts
  • New Date handler for Japanese
  • Review on Slovenian and Czech Date Handlers
  • Implement both “traditional” and “simplfied” Chinese (translations and dates)
  • Serbian review
See What is New? page and the Changelog for more details.
You can get Gramps 4.2.0 from the download page.


  • Mihai

    Thanks, team. Your hard work is much appreciated!

  • Grant

    I backed up my database, the exported it as a ged file so I have 2 copies of my database. When I installed this version, over half of my places data is reported as unknown with no information. Is there a way to fix this issue so that the information is imported properly?

  • Grant

    Oh, I forgot to mention that I installed the Windows 64 bit version.

  • 2mo

    I have recently downloaded Windows 10 and then discovered Gramps. Have looked in vain for notes on compatibility. Can anyone advise me please. I am aiming to set up a reliable method of keeping my family tree and records

  • Paul Dunn

    Just retired and looking forward to discovery. This looks like a superb program for documenting what I discover and being able to analyze and display results. Thank you

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  • Vic

    I used to run Family Tree Maker on Windows. After redoing my database for a third time I switched to Linux based O/S and used Gramps. That was in 1991

  • D. Jackson

    I am looking for a software that I can enter in English and translate into another language? Can Gramps take my file and do this so I can export or make charts in a language such as Serbian. I see Serbian is listed as a possible translation but is this module plugged in and is it possible what I am explaining. I work in several countries exchanging info throughout the world and looking for the best program that might achieve my goal

  • rjerome

    Serbian translation is complete for 89% since gramps 4.2 branch. So, most labels and main strings have been translated. See also bug report #2375. Gramps will let you select one language for your reports. Interface could be in English (e.g., your current locale) and generated reports in Serbian. Maybe some minor issues around relationships handler for Serbian, where one section seems outdated. It needs a review. Any help and tests are welcome.

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