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.

Version 4.2.0 brings:

  • New date and language fields on place name
  • Review on GtkBuilder, fix some Gtk3 warnings and move from deprecated methods
  • Change icons and buttons handling methods
  • Enhanced Place Editor and new Place Name editor
  • New widget: use own interactive-search
  • Ability to import kml data into Geography views
  • Enhancement for removing multiple selected items from Views (action group)
  • Add drag support on more Views, Selectors and Editors
  • Add right-click “Copy all” to ListModel and all QuickTables
  • Review Alternate Place handling and edition
  • New ‘Place’ configuration keys set by user (settings)
  • New filter rule: ‘is enclosed by’
  • Consistency on Privacy option for reports
  • Consistency on “Name-format” options for reports
  • Add DeferredFilter class (a subclass of GenericFilter)
  • New textual Report: Links on Notes
  • Fix alphabetic index and toc bug in books
  • Enhancements on Style Editor
  • Enhancements on End Notes into textual reports
  • Changes on Individuals complete textual report
  • Changes on Ancestors Tree draw report: Include Siblings
  • Add name-format option, and deferred translation on Records report
  • Add deferred translation on Timeline draw report
  • Enable attributes gramplet on Source and Citation Views
  • New place locations gramplet
  • Optimizations around index, Flat and TreeView models
  • Enhanced samples files
  • All importers return now an ImportInfo object
  • Experimental gwplus (geneweb) import file format support
  • Remove experimental HTML renderer view


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