You should post a bug on the bug tracker

However, Gramps 3.3 is no longer supported. You can download the debian package of 3.4 from our Download page. Please first try with that version before posting a bug.

Normally, gedcom imports are independent, that is, in gramps they will obtain all their own Gramps ID, and things should be as in the GED. A lot of gedcom out there does not satisfy correctly the gedcom standard though....


2014-01-27 ceperman <>:
I've had a problem creating a tree by merging two existing trees, imported in
GED format. The problem is that two families that are separated by 5
generations get mixed together.

The two family trees are W and T. The two family trees are joined in family
W0 where a W marries a T, so this and all subsequent generations are
duplicated in both trees. The problem occurs between family W1 (the husband
is a child of W0) and family T-4 (4 generations before W0); specifically,
the spouses of family T-4
do not show as married to each other, but both as married to the husband of
W1 (duplicate from the T import). The children of both marriages show as
belonging to W1.

The problem only occurs if I load family W first, then family T. If I do it
the other way around, everything appears to be OK.

I'm guessing that the problem is somehow caused by the fact that the
marriage T-4 is between first cousins, so there is a circularity in the
tree. I know marriage between first cousins is unusual but something that I
think is (should be) handled correctly by Gramps.

I'm using Gramps 3.3.1-1 on Linux Mint - this is the current version in the
repository. I'm new to Gramps - does this look like a bug, or something I
could be doing wrong?

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