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The Gramps-view.png File:GrampsPseudonymTree(02Feb2020).gz file ideally will have an example of the various relationships in Gramps.

This is a standard Gramps backup file using the default gzip compression. Gramps would normally have a .gramps extension for these files but the wiki doesn't permit that extension for uploads. However, Gramps uses the typical gzip (GNU Zip archive, labeled with the extension .gz) format files as its own archival format. So you can change the extension from .gz back to .gramps for full Gramps compatibility.

The GrampsPseudonymTree example is used to provide a predictable Tree environment for testing, for working through charting options & filter rules, and for experimenting.

Load GrampsPseudonymTree(02Feb2020).gz

Follow these steps to load the example family tree:

  1. Click the linked file at the top of this page
  2. Find the GrampsPseudonymTree(02Feb2020).gz downloaded to your system.
    Since the file is named GrampsPseudonymTree(02Feb2020).gz, you must rename it to GrampsPseudonymTree(02Feb2020).gramps before the Gramps import tool will recognize it. You can copy this renamed file to a temporary location or import it directly from this directory.
    • 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)
    • On Apple MacOS the example database is not included in the MacOS AIO(All in one package) and you may download the files from here and import the Family Tree. (On MacOS ensure you can see hidden files; see: User Directory:Mac OS X)
  3. Start Gramps
  4. To create a new family tree Family Trees > Manage Family Trees... select the New button. Give it some name to indicate that is a disposable tree, such as "psuedo"
  5. Open this new family tree. It will be empty.
  6. In Gramps, use Family Trees > Import... to import GrampsPseudonymTree(02Feb2020).gramps.

Import Statistics of the GrampsPseudonymTree(02Feb2020).gramps family tree

Number of new objects imported:

Fig. .1 Import Statistics - dialog

Sample Graphs

Fig. .2 2-Way Fan chart
Fig. .3 Topola - window

Grafting multiple Import branches together into a bigger test Tree

You can duplicate this branch to make a more varied Tree. Usually, repeated imports of the same data is a very bad idea and make a mess of duplicates. But since this is a psuedo Tree, with placeholders instead of real people, duplicates are simply assumed to be non-dupicates.

As an example:

  1. repeat the import
  2. rename the newer "1 Progenitor" as "4 iii.(spouse) son-in-law"
  3. copy the "4 iii.(spouse) son-in-law" to the clipboard
  4. navigate the Relationship view to the remaining Progenitor's 3rd child, a daughter called "4 iii. Daughter"
  5. drag "4 iii.(spouse) son-in-law" from the clipboard to the empty husband spot.

The 2 imported branches are now grafted together. This also creates a 'blended' step-family example... the renamed "4 iii.(spouse) son-in-law" has another spouse & offspring.

Connecting to the example Media Objects

There are no example Media Objects (JPEG and PNG images) provided.l

See also