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Which program supports export (PDF/LaTex) to show full tree, not only ancestors/decendants

I'm currently using gramps (5.0.2) to build my family tree. I wanted to generate a report of a relative and the report should include basically everything, well at least it should include his ...
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Gramps detailed ancestral report with web addresses?

Is it possible to generate a detailed ancestral report in Gramps that contains web addresses associated with each person in the report? This is the report that can be reached by going to Reports > ...
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Gedcom Import Diagnostic Errors

The standard behavior of Gramps [most current 5.x versions as well as 4.x and 3.x with which I have played in the past] is to conveniently create a Note record tied to an INDI or FAM or SOUR record ...
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Removing options from name “Origin” field of Gramps?

Gramps offers a bit of a "stealth" way to add options to its dropdown lists. I've accidentally added "Suffix" data to the "Origin" field on the person page that I'd like to remove. I see the option ...
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Proper way to record mother's maiden name in Gramps 5?

It's not clear to me how both surnames should be entered for women who took their husbands surname when they married. On some genealogy websites I often see married women's names displayed in the ...
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Migrating data from Title field to Occupation event using Gramps?

When I started using Gramps (older versions 3 & 4) for my family tree, I chose to use the Title field to store their occupation information. Gramps since version 5 offers the capability to print ...
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what data will be lost when exporting from “gramps database model” to “gedcom database model”?

What data will be lost when exporting from "gramps database model 5.0.1" to "gedcom database model"?
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Making family chart with everyone in it? [duplicate]

I'd like to make a chart of every family member I know of, similar to Charting all cousins, all aunts, all uncles to degree (all living family in all lines to degree)? I don't want a pedigree ...
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Gramps on Linux cannot read BDDB from Windows

I am migrating from Windows version of Gramps (AIO 4.2.1) to Linux (Debian Stretch, manually installed 5.0.1 deb file), but cannot read the BDDB as it complains that the database has version 6,0,30 ...
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Importing .fbc, .ftmb files into Linux GRAMPS?

Will Linux GRAMPS import .fbc and .ftmb files? If not, is there a stand alone Linux utility that will convert .fbc and .ftmb to gedcom?
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Filter part of my tree in Gramps

I'd like to filter part of my tree, to be able to export only part of my tree for use by other people. I'd like to filter everything from my grandfather from mothers-side. He has to be the endpoint. ...
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Different colours for daughters and daughter-in-laws in Gramps Relationship graph

I have just very recently begun with genealogy and just started using Gramps. I have collected a lot of information about the family and want to show it through a relationship graph. In that, I would ...
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Using absolute vs relative paths for Gramps media?

When adding media such as pictures and documents to a gallery in Gramps, you are given the option between an "absolute path" and a "relative path" for linking the media to the source location on the ...
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Encoding Surnames with Gender Variations (Greek, Czech, Russian, etc) in Gramps?

Background: In some cultures, such as Greek, Bulgarian, Russian, Slovak, Czech, etc. surnames change form depending on the gender of the bearer. For example, ...in Slovakia and Czech Republic alike,...
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Link trees on different genealogy softwares

I am making my genealogy on Gramps, I found a cousin who made it on heredis-online.com and an other on geneanet.org. Is there a good way to link those trees in order to not redo the work ?
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How to add a biography to a person in Gramps?

I use Gramps to record all my data and would now like to add short biographies to each person. That way I could keep all my information in one place and then write a custom report to generate a ...
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Editing/fixing mispelled custom type in places menu of Gramps?

In Gramps places, there is a place type that can be selected. There was no place type named Cemetery so I added it. But in typing it in I typed it as Cemetary. I have added the correctly spelled ...
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Is there a semantic description of gramps data.xml?

I would like write data (export from my program) to gramps data.xml but i don't understand the semantic of gramps export format. For example: people home attribute refers to ? person change attribute ...
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Recording census as event or source in GRAMPS?

For some reason I am struggling to understand different explanations about this. I have been told that a Census is an event, and the sheet of paper is a source. This is similar to a Birth being an ...
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Should I mark a divorced family as Married or No-married?

In Gramps, I can mark the family type as Unknown, Married, No-married or Civil union. When the 2 parents was married but are now divorced, should I mark the family as married (they are no more ...
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Gramps syncing with Dropbox or via second Genealogy program?

I use Gramps almost daily and I am very satisfied with it. The only downside it has, in my opinion, is the fact that synchronising its database is fairly risky via Dropbox, s. here, or hassle-ish via ...
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Older version of Gramps for OSX

To recover from 'bsddb unknown version' I am searching for an old version of Gramps. I took some time to find out Gramps had an error with 9 of the 16 family trees. The most used trees can still be ...
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Gramps' Prolog Export Function: fancy filter or statistical tool?

Gramps is one of the most widely used genealogy program as far as I know and has recently seen another addition to its wide array of export features, called prolog as announced here. Can someone show ...
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Direct editing of underlying database for Genealogy program?

I like Gramps, but dislike it from time to time for its complexity when creating events, notes, person etc., too much tabs and submenus. I would like to be able to edit the underlying database ...
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How to get birth place in Gramps 4.2.1?

I have a script to create a book from the database of Gramps. After an update to Gramps 4.1 (I have now 4.2.1), the place have a hierarchical place structure. How can I retrieve the birth place now ...
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Directly access Berkeley database for faster editing/updating than via Gramps?

I use Gramps as my prefered genealogy program with Linux and was wondering if it would make sense to access the underlying Berkeley database directly with a bsddb reader for faster editing or even ...
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Gramps: Plugin error (from 'ExportDjango'): No module named 'gramps.webapp'

As referred in this (actually unanswered) question in 2012, I would like to use the web app functionality of GRAMPS which is called Gramps Connect. But I get the following error message: WARNING: ...
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Media links broken after migration from PC to PC with GRAMPS

I have the following problem (not a bug!) when using GRAMPS on Linux (or perhaps it is just me not knowing how to use it properly). I was migrating my system to another pc and - after a backup with ...
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What are some of the main conventions used in Gramps?

As I have started recording my family history using evidence based methods in Gramps I've noticed that it is very flexible (too flexible?). I worry that the method in which I record data might seem ...
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Alternative software to generate family tree like Descendant tree in Gramps?

Is there any other software that generates family tree like the Descendant tree in Gramps? This report generates a chart of people who are descendants of the starting person. Alternatively it may ...
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Layout setup for Descendant tree in Gramps

Is there any way to change the layout of the graph created through the Descendant tree report in Gramps? All the elements are aligned to the top of the page, I would like a middle alignment. Here an ...
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How to transfer data between different versions of gramps?

Using Gramps on Linux and Windows is causing problems with sharing the same data. Windows is on version 3.4.8 but Linux on 3.4.0. Data exported from Windows does not import into 3.4.0 on Linux. How ...
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Changing “skin” and fonts in Gramps Windows All-In-One (AIO)?

Is it possible to change the “skin” and fonts in Gramps Windows All-In-One (AIO)? I'd like to see more data by making the font smaller. I also think the buttons and graphics in the latest version are ...
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Is there a gramplet or report for getting the list of surnames from gramps?

I would like to get a text list of all the surnames in my gedcom from gramps. I can get a window with the info I need by using the 'statistics' gramplet and clicking on 'Unique Surnames'. This opens a ...
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How many sources/citations is too many?

I've been using GRAMPS, and am a little overwhelmed by the citation abilities. So I guess the question for seasoned veterans of genealogy is where do you put the citations, given the ability to cite ...
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Citing a conversation with a living relative

I had a conversation with a relative which provided me some useful information. However, when I (or someone else) read the genealogy some time in the future, there obviously needs to be a citation. ...
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Why does attribute imported into Gramps become an event?

I have a GEDCOM file that I'm trying to import into Gramps. Below are 2 lines in the GEDCOM file: 1 _UID B19A60EAE1514673B05BA89353C6FF9B7909 1 _FSFTID KWZN-WNC The first is imported correctly as ...
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How can I find loops in GEDCOM files?

I have a Gramps database that probably has an ancestral loop, i.e. a person who is his or her own ancestor. I say that, because the program freezes when I try to find a path between that person and me....
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Setting up arbitrary relationships in Gramps?

I've just started using GRAMPS to plot out something people might find silly: family trees of comic book characters. Now I know this probably isn't something people would od here, but it mostly works,...
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How to import/use Gramps records to produce family history book?

In the past, I've used PAF and Gramps to manage my family's genealogy records. I really like Gramps in particular, because of its flexibility and ability to store pictures, stories, etc. I am ...
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Recording military medals in Gramps

Military medals are considered to be important genealogy sources. What is the best way to record them in Gramps?
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How do I tell which Gramps data file goes with which family tree?

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/...
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Where do I find my Gramps data on a Mac or other Unix based file system?

If I am running gramps, and I load a gedcom file in - where does it put the data file? If I load more than one, where are they?
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Importing source from Ancestry or FamilySearch into Gramps automatically?

I've been using ancestry.com for a couple of years online, and recently got their desktop software to help manage trees better. One of the reasons I had created my trees online was the ease of ...
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How to make Gramps show more than 5 generations in the pedigree view

I just installed Gramps the other day and am rather new to it. When I go to Pedigree view, it only shows me five generations at a time. How do I change this (as in make it show more)? Or is it not ...
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Accessing data 'natively' in Gramps?

One of the several places I have my genealogy data is in gramps (see http://gramps-project.org/), an open source program written in python (a very easy to learn computer language for those interested)....
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Is there a chart type that shows myself, a chosen ancestor, every intervening ancestor and their siblings?

I use Ancestry.com and Family Tree Maker 2012, and would like to produce a multi-page PDF chart, probably in Landscape orientation, that lists myself at bottom and a chosen direct ancestor at top, ...
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How should I record sex change/gender reassignment?

My tree includes a living relative who was born male and is now legally and otherwise female. My only record of the change, at this point, is an alternate name (I use GRAMPS). I have recorded her ...