Gramps is a genealogy database, a program used for recording and tracking your family tree. Gramps gives you the ability to record the many details of an individual?s life as well as the complex relationships between various people, places and events. All of your research is kept organised, searchable and as precise as you need it to be.

Gramps can display information in a number of ways, from the dashboard where you record the progress of your research, through the interactive map view highlight places associated with an individual or group of people to a graphic representation of a person's ancestry, a family tree. The database also stores images, videos and other media associated with people, places and events, along with details and notes on every event and person in the database.

What makes Gramps such a good genealogy tool is not simply the amount of data it can hold but the way it correlates that information and allows you to view relationships between people, places and events.

Fixes and changes since 4.1.2:

  • Fix db upgrade failure
  • GtkDialog mapped without a transient parent
  • [Gedcom} SUBN and SUBM record handling
  • [Gedcom] Import/export round trip causes lost information
  • [Gedcom] Entering a witness to an event such as marriage might be ignored
  • [Gedcom] Gramps can’t import estim. date period exported by itself
  • [Gedcom] 1/4 and 1/2 ANSEL characters not supported on importing ANSEL
  • [Gedcom] Importing file containing multibyte UTF-8 characters fails
  • [Gedcom] Import fails for ANSI file under python 3
  • [Gedcom] Failure importing ANSEL encoded gedcom file
  • [Gedcom] Characters ignored on a Gedcom encoded ANSI (cp1252 West Europe, USA)
  • [Gedcom] NameError in importer
  • [Gedcom] Event address is lost on import, i.e. disconnected from event
  • Crash on geneweb export with python3
  • GuiColorOption missing avail-changed event handler
  • Bad generation of [timeline report] ODT files since 4.0.0
  • Fix bad handle in explanation note for unknown event
  • Fix spurious generation of empty ‘Alternative Name’ in place.merge()
  • Support creating directories in various scenarios
  • Attempting to add a bookmark causes an error
  • Long series of “unhandled exception” popup boxes while doing a check & repair
  • Crash when trying to link existing place as an enclosing place using P0001 number
  • HTML view fails to load
  • Relationship Graph crashes
  • Python3 needs new_subpixbuf not subpixbuf
  • Regression: running gramps from crontab fails
  • tag_map is not initialized
  • Some labels now fit better on citations sidebar filter
  • Event columns in web narrative are too narrow
  • Problem by start program (launcher)
  • Translation string missing in Not Related tool for help and close button
  • Date format month/year is not well reported at editing time [in Italian]
  • Fix unknown gender relationships handler for the french locale
  • Fix a handle type bug on sidebar filter
  • Tidy up About dialog
  • Cleanup on some man files
  • Convert some remaining unicode literals
  • Fix mac menubar setting
  • Enable python3 to run po/update_po.py
  • Updated translations: cs, de, fr, is, nl

Verdict

 Genealogy research generates a great deal of information,. Gramps does a good job of keeping it organised and relevant.