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==Features of GRAMPS 2.2==
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* Easy to use. A well designed user interface makes entering data easy. Browser like controls allow you to navigate your family tree with ease.
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=Overview=
* Nine different views for navigating your family:
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* Many different [[Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Categories|Category views]] for navigating your family tree:
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|{{icon|gram}}'''Dashboard'''[[File:DashboardCategoryView-example-50.png|center|400px]] Displays different general purpose Gramplets, small widgets that can help in your genealogical research.
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|{{icon|peop}}'''People'''[[File:People-tree-view-grouped-people-50.png|center|400px]] Displays the people in the family tree without their connections. This Category contains the PeopleListView and the Grouped PeopleTreeView. Filter the display using preset filters or a custom filter.
 
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|style="padding: 0.3em;" |'''People''' — A list of all individuals in the database. Filter the display using preset filters or a custom filter.[[Image:Mainwin.png|center|thumb|300px]]
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|{{icon|rela}} '''Relationship'''[[File:Relationships-category-view-51.png|center|400px]] Display a family of parents, grandparents and children with the birth/death dates and relationships. Navigate to nearby relatives with a single click.
|style="padding: 0.3em;" |'''Relationship''' — Display a family of parents, grandparents and children with the birth/death dates and relationships. Navigate to nearby relatives with a single click.[[Image:Relationship 2 2.png|center|thumb|300px]]
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|{{icon|fami}} '''Families'''[[File:Families-category-list-view-50.png|center|400px]] List all families in a single view. Double-click on each to edit, add notes, and to see parents and children in each family.
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|{{icon|ance}}'''Charts - Pedigree'''[[File:ChartsCategory-pedigreeview1-horizontal-right-standard-5gen-default-50.png|center|400px]] Display the family in the traditional pedigree view. Hold the mouse over individuals to see more information about them and to move to more distant parts of the tree
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|{{icon|ance}}'''Charts - Fan Chart'''[[File:ChartsCategory-fanchartview-fullcircle-9gen-default-50.png|center|400px]] Displays graphical trees for the selected person.
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|{{icon|ance}}'''Charts - Descendant Fan Chart'''[[File:ChartsCategory-desendantfan-fullcircle-9gen-default-50.png|center|400px]] Displays graphical trees for the selected person.
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|{{icon|ance}}'''Charts - 2-Way Fan Chart'''[[File:ChartsCategory-2wayfan-fullcircle-ances4gen-descen4gen-default-50.png|center|400px]] Displays graphical trees for the selected person. 4 Generations of Ancestors (Top) / 4 Generations of Descendants (bottom)
 
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|- valign="top"
|style="padding: 0.3em;"|'''Family list''' — List all families in a single view. Double-click on each to edit, add notes, and to see parents and children in each family.[[Image:Family_List.png|center|thumb|300px]]
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|{{icon|even}} '''Event'''[[File:EventsCategory-EventsListView-example-50.png|center|400px]] Displays the events in the family tree in a single view. Double-click on each to edit, add source, and to see which individuals reference the event.
|style="padding: 0.3em;"|'''Pedigree''' — Display the family in the traditional pedigree view. Hold the mouse over individuals to see more information about them and to move to more distant parts of the tree[[Image:Pedigree.png|center|thumb|300px]]
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|{{icon|plac}} '''Place'''[[File:PlacesCategory-PlaceListView-50.png|center|400px]] Displays the places in the family tree and sort the list by half a dozen headings such as City, County or State.
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|- valign="top"
|style="padding: 0.3em;"|'''Events'''[[Image:Events.png|center|thumb|300px]]
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|{{icon|geog}} '''Geography'''[[File:GeographyCategory-GeoPlacesView-AllKnownPlaces-openstreemap-example-50.png|center|400px]] Displays data of your family tree on a map.
|style="padding: 0.3em;"|'''Sources''' — See all referenced sources in a single view. Double-click on each to edit, add notes, and to see which individuals reference the source.
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|{{icon|sour34}} '''Source'''[[File:SourcesCategory-CitationTreeView-example-50.png|center|400px]] Displays the sources in the family tree in a single view. Double-click on each to edit, add notes, and to see which individuals reference the source.
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|- valign="top"
|style="padding: 0.3em;"|'''Places''' — View all places referred to in the database and sort the list by half a dozen headings such as City, County or State.
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|{{icon|cite}} '''Citations'''[[File:CitationsCategory-CitationsListView-example-50.png|center|400px]] Displays the citations in the family tree.
|style="padding: 0.3em;"|'''Media''' List all forms of media referenced by the database. Can be graphic images, videos, sound clips, spreadsheets, documents, etc.
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|{{icon|repo}} '''Repository'''[[File:RepositoriesCategory-RepositoriesListView-example-50.png|center|400px]] List all source repositories in a single view. Double-click on each to edit, add notes, and to see which sources reference the repository.
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|- valign="top"
|style="padding: 0.3em;"|'''Repository''' — List all source repositories in a single view. Double-click on each to edit, add notes, and to see which sources reference the repository.
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|{{icon|medi}} '''Media'''[[File:MediaCategory-MediaListView-example-50.png|center|400px]] List all forms of media referenced in the family tree. Can be graphic images, videos, sound clips, spreadsheets, documents, etc.
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|{{icon|note}} '''Notes'''[[File:NotesCategory-NotesListView-example-50.png|center|400px]] Displays the notes in the family tree.
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==Features==
 
* Bookmark favorite individuals for quick access. (The number able to be marked is unlimited)
 
* Bookmark favorite individuals for quick access. (The number able to be marked is unlimited)
 
* Custom filters. In addition to the numerous preset filters, create any number of selections based on interesting facts about your family to use for reports and data exports.
 
* Custom filters. In addition to the numerous preset filters, create any number of selections based on interesting facts about your family to use for reports and data exports.
* Link any media or filetype to your GRAMPS family tree. Choose between copying or linking the file to the database.
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* Link any media or filetype to your Gramps family tree. Choose between copying or linking the file to the database.
 
* Privacy options allow restriction of any information marked with this option or information about living individuals. Data marked with this option can be excluded in reports and data exports.
 
* Privacy options allow restriction of any information marked with this option or information about living individuals. Data marked with this option can be excluded in reports and data exports.
* Multiple calendars and date ranges are supported. You can convert between Gregorian, Julian, Hebrew, French republican, Perzian and Islamic calendars from within GRAMPS via the Date selection window, and you can use fuzzy dates like about 1874, estimated 1905, ...
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* Multiple calendars and date ranges are supported. You can convert between Gregorian, Julian, Hebrew, French republican, Persian and Islamic calendars from within Gramps via the Date selection window, and you can use fuzzy dates like about 1874, estimated 1905, ...
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* View, edit, and save Image Exif Metadata for use with modern-day cameras, cell phones, and graphic programs...
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==Languages==
 
* Multiple languages and cultures support is mature.
 
* Multiple languages and cultures support is mature.
** Translations exist for 15 languages (See the translations page)
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** Translations exist for 43 languages + 1 Custom Language (See the [[Portal:Translators|Translators Portal]])
** GRAMPS has been designed so that new translations can easily be added with little development effort. If you are interested in participating please contact us.
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** Gramps has been designed so that new translations can easily be added with little development effort. If you are interested in participating please see the [[Portal:Translators|Translators Portal]]
** Relationship calculators available in four languages
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** Relationship calculators available in twenty languages (See [[Handler List]])
** Full unicode support. Characters for all languages are properly displayed.
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** Full Unicode support. Characters for all languages are properly displayed.
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==Reports==
 
==Reports==
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[[Image:RelationshipChartDescendants.png|right|thumb|200px|An example descendant chart]]
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Generate brief or detailed reports for the ancestors or descendants of an individual.
 
Generate brief or detailed reports for the ancestors or descendants of an individual.
  
* Multiple styles of reports are currently available by default. Users can also create their own custom styles.
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* Multiple styles of reports are currently available by default. Users can also create their own [[Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Settings#Customize_report_output_formats|custom styles]].
* Eight output formats are supported by GRAMPS: PDF, AbiWord, KWord, OpenOffice Writer, HTML, Rich Text Format (RTF), Latex, and plain text.
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* Eight output formats are supported by Gramps: PDF, OpenDocument, HTML, Rich Text Format (RTF), Latex, and plain text.
 
* Custom reports can be created by advanced users under the "plugin" system which allows the sharing of custom report styles between users.
 
* Custom reports can be created by advanced users under the "plugin" system which allows the sharing of custom report styles between users.
 
* Book report allows the user to collect a variety of reports in a single document, which in turn is easier to distribute.
 
* Book report allows the user to collect a variety of reports in a single document, which in turn is easier to distribute.
  
Charts and Graphs - Create graphical Ancestor and Descendent charts in several formats.
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Charts and Graphs - Create graphical Ancestor and Descendant charts in several formats.
[[Image:RelationshipChartDescendants.png|right|thumb|200px|An example chart]]
 
  
 
* Box and Fan charts are available, see eg [[Howto: Make a relationship chart | here]].
 
* Box and Fan charts are available, see eg [[Howto: Make a relationship chart | here]].
* Multiple formats are supported by GRAMPS for charts and graphs: OpenOffice Draw, PDF, PostScript, and SVG.
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* Multiple formats are supported by Gramps for charts and graphs: OpenDocument Draw, PDF, PostScript, and SVG.
 
* Custom charts can be created by users. We hope to add more in the near future through the contributions of users and developers.
 
* Custom charts can be created by users. We hope to add more in the near future through the contributions of users and developers.
  
 
Export to Web Pages -Select the entire database, family lines or selected individuals to a collection of web pages ready for upload to the World Wide Web.
 
Export to Web Pages -Select the entire database, family lines or selected individuals to a collection of web pages ready for upload to the World Wide Web.
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*[[Sample reports]]
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*[[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_-_Reports]]
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==Tools==
 
==Tools==
A rich set of tools includes operations such as checking database for errors and consistentcy, as well as the research and analysis tools such as event comparison, duplicate people finding, interactive descendant browser, and others.
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A rich set of tools includes operations such as checking database for errors and consistency, as well as the research and analysis tools such as event comparison, duplicate people finding, interactive descendant browser, and others.
  
* Merge. Combine two seperate people into one. Very useful combining two databases with overlapping people.
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* Merge. Combine two separate people into one. Very useful combining two databases with overlapping people.
 
* Soundex generator. Generate the standard codes commonly used in genealogy to compare similar sounding names even though spelled differently.
 
* Soundex generator. Generate the standard codes commonly used in genealogy to compare similar sounding names even though spelled differently.
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[[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_-_Tools]]
  
 
==File formats==
 
==File formats==
Import/Export support for serveral different formats.
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Import/Export support for several different formats.
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* GEDCOM import and export. Extensive support for the defacto industry standard GEDCOM version 5.5.1 so you can exchange Gramps information to and from users of most other genealogy programs.
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* Gramps package import and export. A compressed file containing your family tree data and any other files used. Useful for backup or sharing with other Gramps users.
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* Web Family Tree export. Web Family Tree (WFT) allows you to display your family tree online with only a single file, instead of many html files the web page report generates.
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* [[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_-_Manage_Family_Trees#Importing_data|Importing data]]
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* [[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_-_Manage_Family_Trees#Exporting_data|Exporting data]]
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==Third-party Addons==
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Gramps comes with a core set of plugins which provide all of the critical features.
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However, you can extend this functionality with additional Third-party Addons. These addons provide reports, filters, views, Gramplets, and more.  
  
* GEDCOM import and export. Extensive support for the industry standard GEDCOM version 5.5 so you can exchange GRAMPS information to and from users of most other genealogy programs.
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* [[Third-party Addons]]
* GRAMPS package import and export. A compressed file containing your family tree data and any other files used. Useful for backup or sharing with other GRAMPS users.
 
* Export to CD Burner. Export data and media directly to the GNOME file manager (Nautilus) for burning to CD.
 
* Web Family Tree export. Web Family Tree (WFT) allows you to display your family tree online with only a single file, instead of many html files the web page report generates. See [http://www.simonward.com/cgi-bin/page.pl?family/tree their homepage] for more information.
 
  
 
==Community==
 
==Community==
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The Gramps program has been available in the decades since being released in April 2001 and has continually grown with many features and capabilities.
  
* Active community involvement. Many current GRAMPS users contribute reports, suggestions, and feedback to the developers through various public mailing lists. The program is only a few years old and already has wide capabilities and features.
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* Active community involvement. Many current Gramps users contribute reports, suggestions, and feedback to the developers through the supported [[Contact#Mailing_lists|public mailing lists]] and [[Contact#Forum|forums]].
* Active development effort. New versions already in testing use an advanced database design that guarantee very fast access to many thousands of entries in the database. Other new features are being designed and coordinated by several active developers. Many additional participants assist through the mailing lists. Group effort shapes and tests GRAMPS constantly improving functionality and usability.
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* Active development effort. New features are being designed and coordinated by several active developers. Many additional participants assist through the mailing lists. Group effort shapes and tests Gramps constantly improving functionality and usability.
* Portable. GRAMPS is written in a computer language called Python using GTK and GNOME libraries. While only well supported in certain Unix and Linux environments, these are multi-platform development libraries, meaning that GRAMPS can be ported to any platform the required libraries are ported to.
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* Portable. Gramps is written in a computer language called [https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_(programming_language) <abbr title="honoring Monty Python's Flying Circus">Python</abbr>] using [https://wikipedia.org/wiki/GTK <abbr title="formerly GIMP ToolKit">GTK</abbr>] and [https://wikipedia.org/wiki/GNOME <abbr title="formerly GNU Network Object Model Environment">GNOME</abbr>] libraries. While only well supported in certain Unix and Linux environments, these are multi-platform development libraries, meaning that Gramps can be ported to any platform the required libraries are ported to.
* Free Software/Open Source development model means GRAMPS can be extended by any programmer since all of the source code is freely available under its license.
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* Free Software/Open Source development model means Gramps can be extended by any programmer since all of the source code is freely available under its license.
* GRAMPS is freely distributable under the GPL!
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* Gramps is freely distributed under the [https://wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_General_Public_License <abbr title="General Public License">GPL</abbr>].
  
 
== Checklist ==
 
== Checklist ==
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|-
| ''' '''
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!bgcolor="#8DA7D6" style="line-height:2.25em;"| Gramps
|bgcolor="#8DA7D6" style="line-height:2.25em;"|'''GRAMPS 2.2.9'''
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!bgcolor="#8DA7D6" style="line-height:2.25em;"| 5.0.x
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!bgcolor="#8DA7D6" style="line-height:2.25em;"| 5.1.x
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Price
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Price
|style="color:red;" |Free
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|style="color:green;"|Free
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|style="color:green;"|Free
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|-
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|bgcolor="lightgray"|Open Source
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
 
|-
 
|-
|Open Source
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!style="color:blue;" colspan="9"|Category Views
|yes
 
 
|-
 
|-
|style="color:blue;" colspan="2"| '''Views'''
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|bgcolor="lightgray"|Dashboard(was Gramplets)
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
 
|-
 
|-
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Individual
 
|Yes
 
 
|-
 
|-
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Family
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|bgcolor="lightgray"|People
|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
 
|-
 
|-
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Pedigree
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|bgcolor="lightgray"|Families
|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
 
|-
 
|-
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Source
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|bgcolor="lightgray"|Relationships
|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
 
|-
 
|-
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Event
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|bgcolor="lightgray"|Charts
|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes (4 - Pedigree Chart / Ancestor Fan Chart / Descendant Fan / 2-Way Fan)
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|style="color:green;"|Yes (4 - Pedigree Chart / Ancestor Fan Chart / Descendant Fan / 2-Way Fan)
 
|-
 
|-
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Place
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|bgcolor="lightgray"|Events
|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|-
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|bgcolor="lightgray"|Places
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|-
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|bgcolor="lightgray"|Geography
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|-
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|bgcolor="lightgray"|Sources
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|-
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|bgcolor="lightgray"|Citations
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|-
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|bgcolor="lightgray"|Repositories
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Media
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Media
|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
|-
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Repository
 
|Yes
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Notes
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Notes
|No
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
 
|-
 
|-
|style="color:blue;" colspan="2"| '''Chart Types'''
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!style="color:blue;" colspan="9"| Chart Types
 
|-
 
|-
|style="color:blue;" colspan="2"| '''Reports'''
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!style="color:blue;" colspan="9"| Reports
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Books
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Books
|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Family Group Sheets
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Family Group Sheets
|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Individual Summary
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Individual Summary
|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
 
|-
 
|-
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Henry Numbering
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|bgcolor="lightgray"|Sosa Numbering (ascendants)
| /
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
 
|-
 
|-
|bgcolor="lightgray"| D'Aboville numbering
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|bgcolor="lightgray"|Henry Numbering (descendants)
| /
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|-
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|bgcolor="lightgray"|Count numbering (descendants)
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Calendar
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Calendar
|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
 
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|-
|style="color:blue;" colspan="2"| '''Database'''
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!style="color:blue;" colspan="9"| Database
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Native Database
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Native Database
|Yes (Berkeley DB)
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|style="color:green;"|Yes ('''Berkeley DB'''(default)/ SQLite(Experimental)
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|style="color:green;"|Yes ('''SQLite'''(default)/Berkeley DB(Legacy))
 
|-
 
|-
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Unlimited Size
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|bgcolor="lightgray"| [[Gramps Performance|Size Limit]]
|Yes (tested upto 250.000 people)
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|style="color:green;"|Yes (tested up to 250,000 people)
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|style="color:green;"|Yes (tested up to 1.4 Million people ([[Gramps_Performance#JohnBoyTheGreat_2019-12.2C_version_5.1.1|GRANDMA]]))
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"| Open multiple Databases at once
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"| Open multiple Databases at once
|No (works for viewing, not supported !!)
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|style="color:red;"|No (works for viewing, not supported !!)
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|style="color:red;"|No (works for viewing, not supported !!)
 
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|-
|style="color:blue;" colspan="2"| '''Multimedia'''
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!style="color:blue;" colspan="9"| Multimedia
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Audio
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Audio
|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Video
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Video
|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Images
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Images
|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes
 
|-
 
|-
|style="color:blue;" colspan="2"| '''Remote'''
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!style="color:blue;" colspan="9"| Remote
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Remote Access
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Remote Access
|Yes (linux, over X connection)
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|style="color:green;"|Yes (linux, over X connection)
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|style="color:green;"|Yes (linux, over X connection)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Collaboration
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Collaboration
|No
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|style="color:red;"|No
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|style="color:red;"|No
 
|-
 
|-
|style="color:blue;" colspan="2"| '''International'''
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!style="color:blue;" colspan="9"| International
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Unicode
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Unicode
|Yes  
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|style="color:green;"|Yes(40+)
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|style="color:green;"|Yes(43+1)
 
|-
 
|-
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Languages
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|bgcolor="lightgray"|[[Gramps_translations|Languages]]
|English, Czech, Danish, German, Esperanto, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Swedish
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|English(USA), English(UK), Arabic, Albanian, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk), Polish, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Vietnamese.
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|English(USA), Arabic, Bulgarian, Breton, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English (UK), Esperanto, Spanish, Finnish, French, Gaelic (Irish), Hebrew, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian (Bokmål), Dutch, Norwegian (Nynorsk), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Serbian, Serbian (Latin), Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Hong Kong), Chinese (Traditional).
 
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|-
|style="color:blue;" colspan="2"| '''Compatibility'''
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!style="color:blue;" colspan="9"| Compatibility
 
|-
 
|-
|bgcolor="lightgray"|GEDCOM 5.5
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|bgcolor="lightgray"|[[GEDCOM|GEDCOM 5.5]]
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|Import/Export
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|Import/Export
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|-
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|bgcolor="lightgray"|[[GEDCOM|GEDCOM 5.5.1]]
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|Import/Export
 
|Import/Export
 
|Import/Export
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|HTML
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|HTML
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|Export
 
|Export
 
|Export
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|XML
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|XML
|GRAMPS XML
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|Gramps XML
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|Gramps XML
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Backup
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Backup
|On Exit, import possible
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|On Menu
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|On Menu
 
|-
 
|-
|style="color:blue;" colspan="2"| '''Platform'''
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!style="color:blue;" colspan="9"| Platform
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Linux
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Linux
|yes
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|style="color:green;"|Yes (Officially Supported compile/install)
 +
|style="color:green;"|Yes (Officially Supported compile/install)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Windows
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Windows
|Yes (limited support)
+
|style="color:green;"|Yes (Community Supported)
 +
|style="color:green;"|Yes (Community Supported)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Mac
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Mac
|yes (user compile/install)
+
|style="color:green;"|Yes (Community Supported)
 +
|style="color:green;"|Yes (Community Supported)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|BSD
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|BSD
|yes (user compile/install)
+
|style="color:green;"|Yes (user compile/install)
 +
|style="color:green;"|Yes (user compile/install)
 
|-
 
|-
|style="color:blue;" colspan="2"| '''Additional Features'''
+
!style="color:blue;" colspan="9"| Additional Features
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Match/Merge
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Match/Merge
|yes
+
|style="color:green;"|Yes (Limited)
 +
|style="color:green;"|Yes (Limited)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Multiple relationships (adoptive-foster)
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Multiple relationships (adoptive-foster)
|yes
+
|style="color:green;"|Yes
 +
|style="color:green;"|Yes
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Relationship calculator
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Relationship calculator
|yes
+
|style="color:green;"|Yes
 +
|style="color:green;"|Yes
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Soundex calculator
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Soundex calculator
|yes
+
|style="color:green;"|Yes
 +
|style="color:green;"|Yes
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Spell check in notes
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Spell check in notes
|yes
+
|style="color:green;"|Yes
 +
|style="color:green;"|Yes
 +
|-
 +
|bgcolor="lightgray"|3rd party Addon/plugin infrastructure
 +
|style="color:green;"|Yes
 +
|style="color:green;"|Yes
 
|-
 
|-
|bgcolor="lightgray"|3th party plugin infrastructure
+
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Check for 3rd party Addon Updates
|yes
+
|style="color:red;"|Yes
 +
|style="color:red;"|Yes
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Check for Program Update
 
|bgcolor="lightgray"|Check for Program Update
|No
+
|style="color:red;"|No
 +
|style="color:red;"|No
 +
|-
 +
|bgcolor="lightgray"|User Manual
 +
|style="color:green;"|Yes ([[User_manual|online]])
 +
|style="color:green;"|Yes ([[User_manual|online]])
 
|}
 
|}
 +
 +
=See also=
 +
* [[Previous releases of Gramps]]
 +
 +
[[Category:Documentation]]
 +
[[Category:screenshots| ]]

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Contents

Overview

 Dashboard Displays different general purpose Gramplets, small widgets that can help in your genealogical research.  People Displays the people in the family tree without their connections. This Category contains the PeopleListView and the Grouped PeopleTreeView. Filter the display using preset filters or a custom filter.
  Relationship Display a family of parents, grandparents and children with the birth/death dates and relationships. Navigate to nearby relatives with a single click.   Families List all families in a single view. Double-click on each to edit, add notes, and to see parents and children in each family.
 Charts - Pedigree Display the family in the traditional pedigree view. Hold the mouse over individuals to see more information about them and to move to more distant parts of the tree  Charts - Fan Chart Displays graphical trees for the selected person.
 Charts - Descendant Fan Chart Displays graphical trees for the selected person.  Charts - 2-Way Fan Chart Displays graphical trees for the selected person. 4 Generations of Ancestors (Top) / 4 Generations of Descendants (bottom)
  Event Displays the events in the family tree in a single view. Double-click on each to edit, add source, and to see which individuals reference the event.   Place Displays the places in the family tree and sort the list by half a dozen headings such as City, County or State.
  Geography Displays data of your family tree on a map.   Source Displays the sources in the family tree in a single view. Double-click on each to edit, add notes, and to see which individuals reference the source.
  Citations Displays the citations in the family tree.   Repository List all source repositories in a single view. Double-click on each to edit, add notes, and to see which sources reference the repository.
  Media List all forms of media referenced in the family tree. Can be graphic images, videos, sound clips, spreadsheets, documents, etc.   Notes Displays the notes in the family tree.

Features

  • Bookmark favorite individuals for quick access. (The number able to be marked is unlimited)
  • Custom filters. In addition to the numerous preset filters, create any number of selections based on interesting facts about your family to use for reports and data exports.
  • Link any media or filetype to your Gramps family tree. Choose between copying or linking the file to the database.
  • Privacy options allow restriction of any information marked with this option or information about living individuals. Data marked with this option can be excluded in reports and data exports.
  • Multiple calendars and date ranges are supported. You can convert between Gregorian, Julian, Hebrew, French republican, Persian and Islamic calendars from within Gramps via the Date selection window, and you can use fuzzy dates like about 1874, estimated 1905, ...
  • View, edit, and save Image Exif Metadata for use with modern-day cameras, cell phones, and graphic programs...

Languages

  • Multiple languages and cultures support is mature.
    • Translations exist for 43 languages + 1 Custom Language (See the Translators Portal)
    • Gramps has been designed so that new translations can easily be added with little development effort. If you are interested in participating please see the Translators Portal
    • Relationship calculators available in twenty languages (See Handler List)
    • Full Unicode support. Characters for all languages are properly displayed.

 
   

Reports

 
An example descendant chart

Generate brief or detailed reports for the ancestors or descendants of an individual.

  • Multiple styles of reports are currently available by default. Users can also create their own custom styles.
  • Eight output formats are supported by Gramps: PDF, OpenDocument, HTML, Rich Text Format (RTF), Latex, and plain text.
  • Custom reports can be created by advanced users under the "plugin" system which allows the sharing of custom report styles between users.
  • Book report allows the user to collect a variety of reports in a single document, which in turn is easier to distribute.

Charts and Graphs - Create graphical Ancestor and Descendant charts in several formats.

  • Box and Fan charts are available, see eg here.
  • Multiple formats are supported by Gramps for charts and graphs: OpenDocument Draw, PDF, PostScript, and SVG.
  • Custom charts can be created by users. We hope to add more in the near future through the contributions of users and developers.

Export to Web Pages -Select the entire database, family lines or selected individuals to a collection of web pages ready for upload to the World Wide Web.


Tools

A rich set of tools includes operations such as checking database for errors and consistency, as well as the research and analysis tools such as event comparison, duplicate people finding, interactive descendant browser, and others.

  • Merge. Combine two separate people into one. Very useful combining two databases with overlapping people.
  • Soundex generator. Generate the standard codes commonly used in genealogy to compare similar sounding names even though spelled differently.


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File formats

Import/Export support for several different formats.

  • GEDCOM import and export. Extensive support for the defacto industry standard GEDCOM version 5.5.1 so you can exchange Gramps information to and from users of most other genealogy programs.
  • Gramps package import and export. A compressed file containing your family tree data and any other files used. Useful for backup or sharing with other Gramps users.
  • Web Family Tree export. Web Family Tree (WFT) allows you to display your family tree online with only a single file, instead of many html files the web page report generates.


Third-party Addons

Gramps comes with a core set of plugins which provide all of the critical features.

However, you can extend this functionality with additional Third-party Addons. These addons provide reports, filters, views, Gramplets, and more.

Community

The Gramps program has been available in the decades since being released in April 2001 and has continually grown with many features and capabilities.

  • Active community involvement. Many current Gramps users contribute reports, suggestions, and feedback to the developers through the supported public mailing lists and forums.
  • Active development effort. New features are being designed and coordinated by several active developers. Many additional participants assist through the mailing lists. Group effort shapes and tests Gramps constantly improving functionality and usability.
  • Portable. Gramps is written in a computer language called Python using GTK and GNOME libraries. While only well supported in certain Unix and Linux environments, these are multi-platform development libraries, meaning that Gramps can be ported to any platform the required libraries are ported to.
  • Free Software/Open Source development model means Gramps can be extended by any programmer since all of the source code is freely available under its license.
  • Gramps is freely distributed under the GPL.

Checklist

Gramps 5.0.x 5.1.x
Price Free Free
Open Source Yes Yes
Category Views
Dashboard(was Gramplets) Yes Yes
People Yes Yes
Families Yes Yes
Relationships Yes Yes
Charts Yes (4 - Pedigree Chart / Ancestor Fan Chart / Descendant Fan / 2-Way Fan) Yes (4 - Pedigree Chart / Ancestor Fan Chart / Descendant Fan / 2-Way Fan)
Events Yes Yes
Places Yes Yes
Geography Yes Yes
Sources Yes Yes
Citations Yes Yes
Repositories Yes Yes
Media Yes Yes
Notes Yes Yes
Chart Types
Reports
Books Yes Yes
Family Group Sheets Yes Yes
Individual Summary Yes Yes
Sosa Numbering (ascendants) Yes Yes
Henry Numbering (descendants) Yes Yes
Count numbering (descendants) Yes Yes
Calendar Yes Yes
Database
Native Database Yes (Berkeley DB(default)/ SQLite(Experimental) Yes (SQLite(default)/Berkeley DB(Legacy))
Size Limit Yes (tested up to 250,000 people) Yes (tested up to 1.4 Million people (GRANDMA))
Open multiple Databases at once No (works for viewing, not supported !!) No (works for viewing, not supported !!)
Multimedia
Audio Yes Yes
Video Yes Yes
Images Yes Yes
Remote
Remote Access Yes (linux, over X connection) Yes (linux, over X connection)
Collaboration No No
International
Unicode Yes(40+) Yes(43+1)
Languages English(USA), English(UK), Arabic, Albanian, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk), Polish, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Vietnamese. English(USA), Arabic, Bulgarian, Breton, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English (UK), Esperanto, Spanish, Finnish, French, Gaelic (Irish), Hebrew, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian (Bokmål), Dutch, Norwegian (Nynorsk), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Serbian, Serbian (Latin), Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Hong Kong), Chinese (Traditional).
Compatibility
GEDCOM 5.5 Import/Export Import/Export
GEDCOM 5.5.1 Import/Export Import/Export
HTML Export Export
XML Gramps XML Gramps XML
Backup On Menu On Menu
Platform
Linux Yes (Officially Supported compile/install) Yes (Officially Supported compile/install)
Windows Yes (Community Supported) Yes (Community Supported)
Mac Yes (Community Supported) Yes (Community Supported)
BSD Yes (user compile/install) Yes (user compile/install)
Additional Features
Match/Merge Yes (Limited) Yes (Limited)
Multiple relationships (adoptive-foster) Yes Yes
Relationship calculator Yes Yes
Soundex calculator Yes Yes
Spell check in notes Yes Yes
3rd party Addon/plugin infrastructure Yes Yes
Check for 3rd party Addon Updates Yes Yes
Check for Program Update No No
User Manual Yes (online) Yes (online)

See also