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Your installation of Gramps should include an example family tree database. This is used to provide a known stable environment for testing.

If you think you have an issue/bug in your Family Tree/database, try the same operation with the example family tree. If the problem happens there as well, then it is probably not due to a corruption in your data.

Load example.gramps

Follow these steps to load the example family tree:

  1. Find example.gramps.gz or example.gramps on your system. For example:
    1. on Linux /usr/share/doc/gramps/example/gramps/
    2. on MS-Windows AIO C:\Program Files\GrampsAIO64-X.X.X\share\doc\gramps\example\gramps (On MS-Windows ensure you can see hidden files; see User Directory:MS Windows)
    3. on Apple MacOS /Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/gramps (On MacOS ensure you can see hidden files; see: User Directory:Mac OS X)
  2. On Linux open example.gramps.gz, and extract example.gramps to a temporary location.
  3. Start Gramps
  4. To create a new family tree Family Trees > Manage Family Trees... select the New button. Give it some name, such as example
  5. Open this new family tree. It will be empty.
  6. In Edit > Preferences, change the Base path for relative media paths:. This could be in a new directory, to keep it separate to your own family tree media. (eg On Linux ~/gramps/example/)
  7. Copy the media files from the example directory (that you found in step 1, above) to this media path directory.
  8. In Gramps, use Family Trees > Import... to import example.gramps.

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