Gramps

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Portable version available: 

A portable version of this product is available but not from the developer.

Replacement for : 

Agelong Tree, AGES-online, Ahnenblatt, Ancestral Forest, Ancestral Quest, Ancestral Quest Basics, Ancestris, Ancestry.com - Family Trees, AniMap, Branches, Brother's Keeper, Bygones, Centennia Historical Atlas, Charting Companion, Charting Companion™, DrAlex FamiliaOnline, Family Atlas, Family Historian, Family Origins, Family Pursuit, Family Tree Legends, Family Tree Maker, Family Tree SuperTools, Family Trees Quick & Easy, Family.Show, FamilyInsight, Find My Past Online, Gaia Family Tree, GED Browser, Ged2html, Ged2js, Ged4web, GED-GEN, GedHTree, GEDitCOM, Gedpage, GEDReporter, GedTree, GEDView, Genbox, GenealogicaGrafica, Genealogy Site Builder, GenealogyJ, Geneotree, Geneotree, Generations Family Tree, GeneWeb, GeneWeb, Geni, GENMERGE, GenoPro, Get My Ancestors, Gramps, Great Family, Grow Branch, Heredis, Heritage Family Tree, HtmlPedigree, HuMo-gen, HuMo-gen, Legacy Family Tree 7.4, LifeLines, MacFamilyTree, MAF, MagiKey, Map My Ancestors, Map My Family Tree, My Family Tree, MyHeritage Family Tree Builder, Next Generation, One Great Family, Ordinance Tracker, OurFamilyology, Inc., Oxy-Gen, Pedigree Maker, PerlGed, Personal Ancestral File, PhpGedView, Reunion, RootsMagic, ScionPC, Simple Family Tree, SmartGenealogy, Synium, The Magikey, The Master Genealogist, The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding, Traces, TreeSeek, UncleGED, WebTrees, WeRelate, WikiTree, World Vital Records, XY Family Tree

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System requirements: 

"Gramps is primarily developed for Linux and UNIX-like operating systems, but it is also available for Windows and Mac OSX."

Download file size: 

79.9 MB

Version: 

4.2.1-2

Additional information: 

GrampsGramps should be able to run on any operating systems that supports Python, e.g. Windows, Linux, Mac OS (disclaimer--I only tested in Windows). Easily navigate or filter by people or name list, family, relationship, ancestry, events, places, sources, repositories, media, and notes. An undo function allows easy correction of the most recent entries.

The place entry is especially outstanding. Places have distinct fields for street, city, latitude, church parish, etc. Alternate locations can be entered for each place, e.g. one could enter Virginia as an alternate for some West Virginia locations prior to the Civil War. Sources, notes, multimedia, and internet links can be linked to each place.  Also all events linked to the place are displayed and can be navigated to.

The date support is superior. Dates can be based on several different calendars, e.g. Gregorian, Islamic, etc. The date can have a quality of regular, estimated, or calculated. And finally the type can include before, after, range, span, etc. Events support roles, e.g. bride for a marriage event. Oddly there is no date calculator so, for example, a birth date calculated from the age at death would need to be manually calculated.

Gramps creates the best narrative style web sites. You can select a standard copyright or from any of the Creative Commons copyrights. Not only can living people be excluded, entirely or name only but also a date range to restrict recently deceased people can be selected, e.g. people who died within the last five years could be treated as if they were still living.

Gramps can create large format reports which could be sent to a facility with the ability to print large sheets.  Alternatively, large sized reports can be printed on individual pages which can be put together like a jigsaw puzzle, with the pages numbered according to their location in the overall report.

Sources can be attached to people, families, events, and multimedia. Citations can be copied and pasted.

Gramps directly supports patronymic and matronymic style names, e.g. ap Robert, verch Evan, etc. It also supports multiple surnames, e.g. Ramón y Cajal.

Gramps supports multiple parent relationships, e.g. adoptive. Same sex marriage is supported and each partner is labeled as "spouse." Same sex parents are also supported but one parent will be labeled as father and the other as mother. Marriage is not assumed for parents. Gender need not be specified for parents or married couples, e.g. a marriage can be entered for J. Roe and A. Smith with both listed as unknown gender. Genealogists worried about how to enter the parents of cloned individuals will be relieved to know that the same person can be entered as both father and mother:)

Gramps supports the utf-8 character set.


The family group text report did not have foot or end notes.

Lacks people list, source list, repository list, and citation list reports.


Portable version available at http://portableapps.com/apps/education/gramps_portable

Sort weight: 

100

Page anchor: 

Gramps

64 Bit compatibility: 

32 and 64 bit versions available

Review article: 

Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree Software

Product type: 

Runs as a stand-alone program on a user's computer

Top Pick?: 

1

Download page: 

http://sourceforge.net/projects/gramps/

Developers website: 

http://www.gramps-project.org/