What are some of the main conventions used in Gramps?

How do you use the Gramps family tree?

In the pop up family tree (manager) window click on the New button (on the right). Now under the title Family tree name (to the left) enter a name for your tree and then click on the Load Family Tree button (bottom right). Gramps will now open with your newly created tree.

Where does Gramps store data?

Gramps creates a hidden directory in your home directory called . gramps containing all the user-specific data. There is a directory in that directory called grampsdb (eg /Users/yourname/. gramps/grampsdb) that contains all your data stored in individual directories for each family tree.

Is Gramps software private?

Gramps is an Open Source project covered by the GNU General Public License. You have full access to the source code and are allowed to distribute the program and source code freely.

What is a .gramps file?

Gramps (formerly GRAMPS, an acronym for Genealogical Research and Analysis Management Programming System) is a free and open source genealogy software. Gramps is programmed in Python using PyGObject. It uses Graphviz to create relationship graphs.

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