To kick-start your tree:
Start with yourself! Enter all the things you already know (your full
name, birth date and place). Then, add your parents, with everything
you know. Next, your wife and children (if married with children!)
Be sure to find and reference as many original source documents as
possible as you go. e.g. your birth certificate, marriage certificate,
etc. you can scan these, store the images on your computer and point
to them from gramps (gallery or media editor). there's lots more to
be said about sources, but you need to get started!
>From there, build out your tree up (towards your ancestors) and down
(towards your descendants). If you don't know some date or place, ask
your living relatives. If you have siblings, add them to your parents
family in the same way.
As you go, you will gain profiency with gramps and with genealogical
data. Before you go too far, get copies of Cite your Sources and
Evidence, These will help you understand source material better and
how to track it.
If you get stuck, ask questions here!
On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 11:20 AM, Duke Normandin <dukeofperl@...> wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Mar 2011, Doug Blank wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 10:27 AM, Duke Normandin <dukeofperl@...> wrote:
>> > Hey ...
>> > I'm new to Gramps and genealogy process and software.
>> > Gramps is installed on my Xubuntu box, and ready to go. I need to know
>> > what is the typical to begin a family tree? Do I start with the
>> > "People" category, or with "Families", for example?
>> > Is there a tutorial outlining the creation of an example family tree?
>> > TIA ...
>> You didn't mention whether you had read any documentation, and that's
>> where you should begin:
>> I suggest you start with:
>> Gramps has a lot, and can take a while to discover all that it has to
>> offer. The more you read now, the more time you'll save later.
> I perused all of the above _before_ my post to this list. Did you miss
> the line above, where I ask if there's an example of the "process"
> typically used to kick-start a family tree? I can figure out how to
> use the software - that is _not_ a problem. I've been programming and
> using computers for over 30 years :)
>> Good luck, and feel free to ask the group questions.
> Much obliged!
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