On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 11:27 AM, Joseph Shook <liljoentx@...> wrote:
> Having just decided to use Gramps as our main genealogy application, I am
> wanting to move forward by enlarging our already substantial (13,378 person)
> database. In the process, I've created GEDCOMs, or had family members creat
> their own descendant GEDCOMs, for appending or merging into this still
> growing family tree.
> My question is simple: How do I append/merge these other GEDCOM files?
> Some contain previously unentered pedigree information and most are just
> descendant info.
> Thank you. I look forward to learning more about this excellent program!
AFAIK, the ability to merge two family tree files is not currently
*efficiently* supported. Currently, the way that it works is that you
import the file with the new/changed data, and then you have to sift
through the duplicates, select them to be merged, and then select the
elements to be used and which ones will be discarded. This is not the
way that most of us would like to combine two data files.
We are working on a new variation called "sync". If you are using
Gramps 4, then there is a new text report called "Database Differences
Report" that can show the differences between your current tree and a
file (GEDCOM, gramps, etc). If you run that, you should be able to see
the differences between your version and someone else's changes of the
Next, we are working to be automatically able to merge the sync. That
will involve adding what is new, deleting what is missing, and
selecting among the differences.
If you have data that you could share with a developer, it would be
great to have some real live data representing edits so that we could
test it with the developing sync process. This is a very important
process in working in distributed editors, and something I hope we can
get finished in the next few months.
Hope this helps,
> Joe Shook