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Identifying maternal grandfather using DNA

I have recently started the process of grouping my DNA matches on my mother’s side. It's starting to look like the man I thought was my grandfather may not be. I don't have my mother’s DNA but I have ...
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Where does Gramps store information?

My wife is concerned some of the information on Gramps will wind up on the Internet. Everything I have read, so far, says the data is stored in the local .gramps file and nowhere else. Is this correct?...
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Register dates from a day-month-year format

I have imported a large amount of people as a .ged file, but the date-formating are in the wrong order. They are as "day-month-year" (ex. 23 apr 1850), but Gramps date options seems to only ...
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Setting event date as "preferred" in Gramps

In Gramps, if I have three different sources stating three different years for the same person's birth year, is there a way to identify one of those dates / sources as "preferred", while ...
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Finding old gramps data on my computer

I used gramps to work with my family genealogy information years ago, but I haven't touched it since 2016, and did most of the work in 2012. I cannot find where it's storing the old information. Will ...
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Format a large amount of dates

I recently got access to some of my grandpas genealogy research, which I have imported to Gramps as a ".ged"-file. Many of the dates are in a format which Gramps doesn't understand: Is ...
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Getting non-tree ancestry graph for latex from gramps

See the project here https://github.com/gramps-project/gramps There is an addon that does a nice export for trees https://ctan.org/pkg/genealogytree but it only does trees and not the whole database (...
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Sharing GRAMPS database between 2 computers

How do I share my database between 2 computers on the same network. One is Windows 10, the other is Ubuntu 20.04. My database resides in the Windows partition but was built using Ubuntu. When I supply ...
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Adding more information to Gramps Descendant Reports

I’m trying to add more information to my Descendant reports. Nothing is working for me when trying to add a birth date and a residence for example. I open reports, descendant reports, go to the ...
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How to store data with Gramps?

I'm a new user to Gramps genealogical software. I absolutely don't understand how Gramps manages data. I have a .gramps file I think stores all the data, but when I launch the app, I have to select a ...
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Organizing FamilySearch Sources in Gramps

I'm trying to get started with Gramps and am having trouble figuring out the right way to model references to Family Search as sources/citations. I tried to follow the model from this email thread, ...
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is there a GRAMPS descendant or family report that includes photos

I have tried to find a report in GRAMPS that has the features that I require. I want a family or descendant report that includes primary person photos. There is one other requirement: It needs to be ...
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Marriage Dates not included in detailed reports

My question is about reporting of marriage dates in GRAMPS output reports. I am using GRAMPS AIO64-5.1.2-1. When I print detailed reports the marriage dates ARE NOT shown in the various reports. I ...
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Properly displaying the gender of a nonbinary individual in Gramps

In a family tree I'm working on, I'm documenting an individual that is nonbinary. This person uses they/them/theirs pronouns exclusively, and does not identify as male or female. I have contacted this ...
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Filtering for specific associations in Gramps

Godparents have an important role in my family and, as advised in Gramps, I list such associations under the tab Association. However, I find myself able to filter individuals only by number of ...
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Including ex spouses and "had a relationship with" in Gramps

I am using Gramps, but it seems to lack places for ex spouses, so children from ex's can't be correctly identified. Also it lists ongoing marriages as "had [past tense] a relationship with" not "is [...
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Bulk changing content of place field (e.g. search and replace) using Gramps

Can I bulk change the content of the place field in GRAMPS genealogy software? I am discovering a lot of errors since I started using (trying to use) the "enclosed by" feature. Now I need to fix a ...
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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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