Algis Kabaila <akabaila@...> writes:
> A paper information about my family tree came to my possession. As a
> Linux user (KDE, not Gnome :( ) and a Python lover, I found GRAMPS
> very interesting, so I want to enter the information of the family
> tree to GRAMPS.
> Naturally, I want to do it in the quickest possible way. But what is
> the quickest way?
> My way of learning is to do it first, so I would greatly appreciate
> some help to start doing stuff with Gramps.
> To start of, I entered my grandfather's wife and children - all 9 of
> them! Now, I want to add their birth dates. I entered one event, birth
> of one child. Under "events" it does appear as event ID E0000. Fine,
> but where does it say whose birth date it is?
I've been entering people by importing a text file in csv format (19C
families with 10-14 children). Afterwards I add them to a family. Sample
Surname,Given,Gender,Birth date,Birth place,Birth source,Death date,Death place,Death source
Smith,Ann,female,1889-07-24,London,Birth certificate,1920,London,Death certificate
You could include family and other info here as well, but that seems
like more trouble than doing it from inside the database. Export your
existing database in csv format to get a more detailed sample.
There is info about this in the (old) docs, I think, and maybe in the
wiki. There are spreadsheet products that understand csv, if you want to
key-in the data in that way, but I don't do that so can't help you
As for whose event it is, that's provided by the 'description' field in
the event editor. You can fill this in manually, or use the following
Tools::Database processing::Extract event descriptions from event data
I only do them manually if I don't like the default form (which isn't
often). Enter a block of individuals, call Tools to fill in the
It's easy to make a duplicate db to test things in. I do this all the
time. I also keep external xml backups.
> Sorry to be so elementary, but I find it all much more puzzling than I
> expected... I would appreciate some advice on the "best" way of doing it!
Is there a best way?