Gramps is a genealogy program for Linux, Windows, Mac, and FreeBSD that allows you to easily build and keep track of your family tree. It supports the GEDCOM standard, allows fine grained privacy controls and can generate many different types of reports (descendant trees, graphs, connection diagrams, ....)
- Genealogy Entry
- Pedigree View
- Source Tracking
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I find this one of the best featured software package and once you have gained experience it can be very flexible. I particularly like the method used to record census info.Enhancements I would like to see is ability to run own sql queries, preferably using mysql. I would also like to see the windows version better supported e.g. there is a wait before obtaining latest release and sometimes the released version takes a few updates to work correctly.
very easy to use
Lots of potential however the program crashes (in windows 7) every hour and now the windows-controls have disappeared and the window cannot be resized. I applied for bug account but never received the verification (20 hours and waiting). The interface is confusing and many simple features are missing like a middle name field. adding parents is a tedious task.
The developers have put a lot of time into this program and made it quite complex. There lies the problem. The program is not well organized, with options scattered in seemingly random places. There is also so much useless garbage in this program that it becomes very clumsy. Using "given name" and "surname" instead of first and last name is just plain clumsy. Having options for 7 different calendar types when nobody has used anything by the Gregorian calendar in the last 1,000 years is a perfect example of what's wrong with this program. It seems as if they typed up a list of 1,000 features in Latin, then ran it through Google translate, then implemented them all willy-nilly.