On Thu, 2002-02-07 at 17:04, dpeterso@... wrote:
> 1) A filter to essentially split up a database. That is, write a new DB
> containing only those individuals that are related in some way to the
> active person. This would allow me to, say, export only my wife's family
> to a GEDCOM for my father in law to use, since he's not overly interested
> or concerned with my family history. Or, select only those people related
> to me to share with my brother, who doesn't care about my wife's
If you do an File->Export->Export to GEDCOM, you will see a "filter"
selection in the dialog box. This allows you to pick either the "Entire
Database", ancestors of the active person, descendants of the active
person, ancestors and descendants of an active person, and people
somehow connected to the active person.
> 2) Related to #1: Merge two separate databases. This strikes me as a bit
> more difficult, as you have to be very careful about duplicate people.
This can be done, but as with anything, you have to be careful.
1) Load up the first database
2) Import the second database (typically via GEDCOM)
3) Choose Tools->Database Processing->Find possible duplicate people
This will search for possible matches (you can set the probability
threshold that is rather hard to describe). You will then be presented
with a list of possible matches, along with a "rating". Select the pair
you wish to merge, and gramps tries to guide you on combining the
Or, you can do something similar from the People View to merge two
people. Select the first person by clicking on the person's name.
Control-click on the second person, and select Edit->Merge.
> 3) An ability to merge places, much like the ability to merge people. One
> night I was lazy and entered a family branch, giving birthplaces as
> "Smalltown". The next night I was not in such a hurry and listed the
> birthplace of another branch as "Smalltown, Oregon, USA". Well now I have
> two "places" that are really the same. I'd like to merge all the
> references if possible.
In the Place View, select the first place by clicking on it. Select the
second place by control-clicking on it. Choose Edit->Merge from the main