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Where does Gramps store information?

Gramps does not publish to the internet within itself. Gramps stores data locally within a SQLite db file. One file for each tree that your installation is set to manage. The .gramps file is a backup....
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Citing data from ancestry.com

Without seeing the specific case I can only give a general answer. If I'm understanding your description, you are looking at an Ancestry index-only database such as the England, Select Births and ...
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Recording dates from old documents?

The GEDCOM standard allows for a date that is interpreted from another date. The keyword "INT" indicates that what follows is the Gregorian DATE you've interpreted followed by the DATE_PHRASE you ...
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What should I list as the Death Place for a person?

Disclaimer: I'm assuming common GEDCOM or textual formats here. If the platform or software you are using requires a place of death in all circumstances, there are maybe special recommendations how to ...
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What should I list as the Death Place for a person?

Whether you are writing a report or entering information into genealogical software, it's easy to overlook that what we are recording is our conclusion about where the death took place. Well-thought-...
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Where does Gramps store information?

If you go Edit>Preferences, you can actually see the path and set your own custom one:
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What should I list as the Death Place for a person?

If you know the city a person died, then that is what should be entered. e.g. If a person lives in Chicago, but died when on vacation in Paris, then Paris is the death place. If you know they were out ...
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How to architect an SQL database for genealogical data?

Have you folks looked at: SQLiteToolsForRootsMagic.com It's a site for users of the commercial RootsMagic software. It includes a full schema and many SQl useful scripts.
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How to store data with Gramps?

I have a .gramps file That's a backup created by Gramps. I think stores all the data Incorrect. but when I launch the app, I have to select a family tree. What is it? Exactly what it says: a ...
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Download database of last names

If you have not already done so, try looking at the Forebears website. It has a page of the common surnames for most countries. This is a link to the page for the Netherlands and you should just be ...
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How to store data with Gramps?

A .gramps XML file can be compressed or not. (Compressed by default, uncompressed is an option.) It includes all the tree data except Media objects. Like a GEDCOM 5.5.1 file, it just has pointers to ...
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Fact type to enter for the 1939 Register?

I would say that the answer depends on what you are going to use your data for. In my case I enter the 1939 as a census but when I produce reports for general consumption, I omit all types of census ...
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How do spatial analysis (GIS) and genealogy overlap?

I have to add my twopennyworth here for public viewing. One of my research difficulties, when making a case for whether two named people are the same or different, is the lack of appropriate ...
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How to architect an SQL database for genealogical data?

Disclaimer: my experience with databases that keep data in tables is old (early 1980s) but I understand basics (e.g. the virtue of normalizing). Rather than getting into the details of SQL or any ...
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How to architect an SQL database for genealogical data?

Dates of birth and death, as well as dates of marriages, divorces and other events, can be incomplete. For example, year of birth is known, but month and day aren't. You need to take it into ...
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How to architect an SQL database for genealogical data?

My solution I've been taking on this project myself as well, albeit I am staying away from an SQL database. Though I am very familiar, I don't have SQL installed on my personal computers and I felt ...
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How to architect an SQL database for genealogical data?

This is how I have structured my tables Names table - Stores the given and surname, gender, living, reference, (date of birth and date of death only needed for my application may not be needed by you) ...
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How do spatial analysis (GIS) and genealogy overlap?

I'd agree with you about staying away from migration analysis. It seems like a really good idea, but you'd have to find a very large dataset in order to discover anything interesting. I tried doing ...
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