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 Data Entry
- Text Reports
- Graphical Reports
- Pedigree View
- Fan Chart View
- Source Tracking
- Citations Recording
- GEDCOM 5.5.1 Support
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I started using GRAMPS about 5 years ago. Every now and then a evaluate other genealogy software but so far I always returned to GRAMPS. What I like about the software is its flexibility and features, especially the management of sources and places. When you start using GRAMPS it has a rather steep learning curve. But once you have developed an understanding where you store things like places, sources, repositories, etc. within GRAMPS the entry of data is very efficient. Though, I have to admit the UI is not the prettiest one in the market of genealogy software, GRAMPS does its job of handling even huge databases of ancestors. A wiki system is available as a documentation and help systems. There you will find even "How-tos" of the main work-flows within GRAMPS. There is no single manual. So, one has to be prepared to spend some time looking for the appropriate information. What makes it even worse is the fact that currently 2 major releases (3.x and 4.x) are maintained in parallel. Thus, one have to figure out whether the help given in the wiki applies to the release you are using. So, IMHO the documentation needs a radical brush-up and update which will help especially beginners in getting to know the software. One the other hand, there is an active community of users and developers answering questions within hours. So, if you expect a comprehensive manual you will be disappointed.
Même la petite Puppy linux arrive a faire tourer Gramps, application vraiment professionnelle. Une merveille de qualité, application très aboutie. Bon il faut remplir les cases. Vous pouvez y inscrire vos ancêtres, mais aussi vos contemporains avant qu'ils ne soient morts. Vous leur passez un coup de fil s'il vous manque des éléments. C'est mieux que de demander aux descendants !
I found this app bundled in fedora 19 when I converted from Windows. How fortuitous!! I had been using rootsmagic on windows which I liked alot. I had a learning curve but then genealogy is complicated. I think this app is simply great! Notice I have not rated support -- that is only because I have not called on them. The extensive documentation covering both technical aspect of the application and subject matter of the field and intuitive design, justly described, of the application has precluded my need to ask for help.