Gramps Glossary

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


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

E

__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.

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

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.

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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

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Y

Z