I would like to "second" the suggestion, for some sort of an
"album" report which could be passed on, as a reference.
Except that I would like the concept implemented in some
more-general way. Specifically, I would like to somehow be
able to generate something like that with no photographs.
I only started using gramps (or any genealogy program) a few
months ago, as I was delegated to gather the "family tree"
information for an upcoming family reunion in August. The
data currently consists of six generations -- but no photos.
I am stressed for time, just trying to get basic information
from the family. I have suggested to several organizers
that I think that gathering a photo of everybody would be a
good thing to do but that I didn't have the time (or skills)
to do it, but the response has been "maybe for the next one,
if there is a next one."
I feel similarly that an "address book" would be a useful
adjunct, or aspect, or concept. A physical address for each
family or adult member living away from home, ideally with
any additional "contact" information which is known (phone
number, email address, telepathy UUID, etc.).
So I would like to provide some sort of printed information
of the family, to the family. I haven't looked into what I
can do in gramps but I haven't seen anything obvious either.
I have essentially no desktop-publishing background so I am
the wrong person to suggest how it should be done, or what
should be done, but maybe the group has some ideas or might
have done something similar before, for their family?
I imagine some sort of booklet, maybe letter size, maybe a
bit smaller, something which might still be readable in a
generation or two, when it could be copied if a child (or
a grandchild) shows any interest.
I was wondering if it should be a mixture of graphical and
textual information? Maybe starting with the top family on
one page and then having a "chapter" on each family of the
second generation, with additional sub-families as needed?
Would it make sense to have a graphical page opposite a
textual report page? What about an "index" or "contents"?
As you can see, I haven't thought about it all that much,
so I would love the group's input.
But it would seem to me that a goal should be that a way to
automatically generate it must be possible, perhaps after
some initializing or choice-decision or template-providing.
I think it would be very tedious and time consuming to have
to generate such an "album" or "booklet" by manually going
down the tree. I think that one of the great advantages of
any program is that having paid the price of entering the
data in some processable format, it should then be possible
to massage the data to summarize it or output it in a form
which adds value, provides information.
Food for thought. Thanks.