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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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Using absolute vs relative paths for Gramps media?

Absolute and relative pathnames are used in many different types of software. I found a good explanation of the difference in the Help of ArcGIS Desktop (a specialty of mine) on a page titled Paths ...
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Proper way to record mother's maiden name in Gramps 5?

I'm a new Gramps user and had this same question. After much searching I concluded that the best way is to add multiple names under the 'Names' tab: Unfortunately this requires retyping the given ...
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what data will be lost when exporting from "gramps database model" to "gedcom database model"?

Gramps 5 allows you to adjust the content of the GEDCOM to suit the intended use (identified by the software to receive the file), so the precise answer to your question will depend upon the option ...
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Format a large amount of dates

A GEDCOM file is a text file. You can open it up in a text editor and do "search and replace". I would suggest 12 different replacements; one for each month. For example, replace " juni ...
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Gramps on Linux cannot read BDDB from Windows

TL;DR export your family tree in XML format in windows version and import it in new family tree in linux version. I quoted this from gramps bugtracker where I reported this 'feature' 2 years ago, ...
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Recording census as event or source in GRAMPS?

Part of the reason for confusion here may be that genealogy software tends to be very person-centered, and it's easy to fall into a person-centered workflow. We tend to think of gathering information ...
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Properly displaying the gender of a nonbinary individual in Gramps

The Gramps Wiki includes the page: GEPS 027: Gender as an Entry Field. It address the exact issue you are bringing up with Gramps, i.e. that the categories of Female, Male and Unknown do not allow ...
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Recording census as event or source in GRAMPS?

There are several ways you can approach this. You can consider a census as an event, even though it was not an important life event. Since it was not an important event, you would also not be wrong to ...
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Should I mark a divorced family as Married or No-married?

Yes, this is a bit of a point of confusion. Currently in Gramps, I would list the Marriage Type/Status of a family as the last known status. You can create Marriage and Divorce events for the Family, ...
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Gramps syncing with Dropbox or via second Genealogy program?

It can be dangerous. For example, on Linux, you might get an automatic update of the low-level BSDDB database library. This can make it so that you can no longer open the file on the other OS (or even ...
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Link trees on different genealogy softwares

First of all, I second the recommendation offered by @HarryVervet in comments: Don't consider it as "redoing the work". Think of it as verifying and correcting other people's research! It may seem ...
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Editing/fixing mispelled custom type in places menu of Gramps?

You can, but it is a bit convoluted: Export your tree in Gramps XML Change the extension from .gramps to .gz Unzip the file Edit the XML to remove the misspelled type Save the file Rename it back to ....
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Sharing GRAMPS database between 2 computers

There are two ways. The simpler way is to create a new, empty tree then import your existing database into it. You should then be able to save the tree and convince Gramps to use the existing file ...
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Is there a semantic description of gramps data.xml?

One idea is to view how Gramps writes its own XML file Another is to join the Gramps developers mailing list and ask. I don't believe many of the developers are here Also see: RDDL Directory for ...
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Accessing data 'natively' in Gramps?

Here's my solution that works on Ubuntu 15.04 using python3. #!/usr/bin/python3 import sys, os # Add the home directory to sys.path sys.path.append('/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/') from gramps....
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Making family chart with everyone in it?

Did you try Gramps' relationship graph (reports/graph/relationship graph)? If you want to see everybody in your database ("select all") make sure you set filter to "entire database" in the report ...
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Finding old gramps data on my computer

This could be tricky if you do not have a version of gramps running on your current computer, and it likely is going to be different for different operating systems. On my windows system I have a ...
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Setting event date as "preferred" in Gramps

In Gramps you can create a custom event type. I have created, alongside the built-in Birth type, a custom Alt-birth type. By adding the details of your preferred record to the Birth it will always be ...
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Proper way to record mother's maiden name in Gramps 5?

This is not specific to Gramps (not a Gramps user), but a general comment on naming individuals. There are at least 3 main options for recording the name of an individual: (1) their name at birth; (...
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How to add a biography to a person in Gramps?

Yes, I would create a note for each person. You can give the note a "type" or tag it. Yes, you can read the tags programmatically.
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Should I mark a divorced family as Married or No-married?

My understanding (FWIW) is the family Type isn't really intended to record the current state of the relationship, it's more describing the circumstances by which that family unit came about. Current ...
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Link trees on different genealogy softwares

I would expect that Gramps would be able to import GEDCOM, so the first thing that I would check is whether heredis-online.com and geneanet.org can export GEDCOM. If they can, then you should have a ...
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Filtering for specific associations in Gramps

You can create a customised filter for godfathers using "People with record containing " and substring -> "godfather".
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Organizing FamilySearch Sources in Gramps

I do as you described in your example. Also I link the event to the citation. This is a lot of clicks in the UI but it helps a lot when you come back two years later to continue your research. I wish ...
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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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Format a large amount of dates

This is intended to be a supplement to the earlier answer for users who need a bit more information about editing text files. I'll start by repeating the excellent advice which was given already. ...
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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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Encoding Surnames with Gender Variations (Greek, Czech, Russian, etc) in Gramps?

In my family database, many surnames have variant spellings. I use metaphone (which strips vowels and substitutes some consonants) to group related surnames. I had to create a custom-field for this, ...
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Encoding Surnames with Gender Variations (Greek, Czech, Russian, etc) in Gramps?

Each name in Gramps can have an associated "Group as name", "Sort as name", and "Display as name" when listing, sorting, and displaying, respectively. However, I don't think any of those are used for ...
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