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Revision as of 20:51, 18 March 2007

This Glossary gives an overview of terms that appear in GRAMPS, with a short description, and a link to relevant articles.

For a glossary of genealogical terms, see Genealogy Glossary.

A

address
(sec. obj.) Mailing address of a person or repository. Not to be confused with a place which has a fixed position (it's location). Use this with care. For genealogical research use the residence event coupled with a place. For mailing (email, postal), add an address to a person or repository.
aide
(event role) A term to refer to an assistant.

B

bride
(event role) A term to refer to the woman at a marriage who will be referred to as wife after the marriage. See also: mother.

C

celebrant
(event role) A term to refer to a priest at Eucharist.
clergy
(event role) A term applied to a religious person regardless of religion. For example, a monk or priest. See http://www.webster.com/cgi-bin/dictionary for more details. See also: celebrant.
custom
This indicates a user defined type, as opposed to types that are predefined in GRAMPS.

D

DTD
acronym: Document Type Definition

E

event
An defining moment in a person live. See events for the use in genealogy, see events in GRAMPS for predefined events in GRAMPS and suggested naming for common events.
event role
The role a person plays in an event. In GRAMPS an event can be coupled to as much people as wanted. Each person will play a different role. Event role captures this. Some common roles are predefined, others the user can add by just typing in the appropriate role.
event type
The general denominator an event belongs to. Eg a christian, civil, tibetan, ... marriage, are all denoted by the event type marriage. See events in GRAMPS for an overview.

F

family
(prim. obj) A Family is a core concept in GRAMPS. It depicts the basic relations between people. Commonly this will contain a father, a mother and some children, however, it con also contain only parts of this (eg. two brothers, a mother and child). People can be part of several families (adoption, remarried, ...)
family
(event role) An event can be coupled to a family, denoting that the entire family was involved in the event. Typically the Marriage event will be coupled to a family with event role family

G

GEDCOM
  1. acronym: Genealogy Data Communication
  2. a format for exchanging genealogy data
groom
(event role) A term to refer to the man at a marriage who will be referred to as husband after the marriage. See also: father.

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

role
see event role

S

T

U

V

W

witness
(event role) The term that applies to the people asked to be present at an event so as to be able to testify to its having taken place

X

XML
acronym: Extensible Markup Language

Y

Z