Extract Place Data from a Place Title

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Previously Part of Gramps 4.2.x and earlier

And now no longer part of Gramps you can download this tool from the third party addons

Fig. .1 Extract Place Data

This tool attempts to extract city, state/province and zip code information from a place title.

The tools operates on places where all fields in the main location are empty.


You can access this tool via the menu Tools->Family Tree Processing->Extract Place Data from a Place Title...

The Undo history warning will be shown and you can either Stop or Proceed with the tool.

Once the report finishes the Extract Place data dialog results window will show a preview list of Places with the possible data that can be extracted from the place title. Un-Select the places you don't wish Gramps to convert and select the Accept changes and close button to apply the changes.

You can use the mouse or keyboard to select multiple rows at once, by using the CTRL or SHIFT keys with the mouse click, or with the space key.

The Toggle selection button will toggle the selection of all selected rows to match the top row.

You can sort the columns with a click of the column header.

You can also manually edit the column values if necessary.


The description must match the following categories:

New York, NY 10000

Only available for :

  • USA
  • Canada
  • Sweden
    • Stockholm (A)
  • France
    • Paris, IDF 75000, FRA or Paris, ILE DE FRANCE 75000, FRA