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Gramps 3.3 Wiki Manual - Manage Family Trees

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== Starting a new Family Tree ==
== Starting a new Family Tree ==
[[Image:Dbmanager01.png|right|thumb|250px|Fig. 3.3. Starting Family Trees ]]
To start a new Family Tree, choose ''' Family Trees ->Manage Family Trees ''' or select the {{man button|Family Trees}} button from the toolbar. This will open the Family Tree Manager.
Select the {{man button|New}} button and GRAMPS will add a new Family Tree entry to the list of Family Trees. To change its name from the default ''Family Tree 1'', click on the name and type in a new name.
== Deleting a Family Tree ==
Select the family tree you want removed, and click the {{man button|Delete}} button.
== Renaming a Family Tree ==
You can rename a Family Tree (or an archive of it) by selecting the tree you want to rename and clicking {{man button|Rename}}. You can also click on the name in the list of trees.
== Backing up a Family Tree ==
*The safest way to backup your GRAMPS Family Tree is to export without privacy options and filters to '''GRAMPS XML''' format (or '''GRAMPS Package''' to include items from your Gallery) and copy the resultant file to a safe place, preferably in a different building.
You can use any of the following keywords in the pattern: year, month, day, hour, minutes, seconds, filename, extension.
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*You can use the Archive feature (see next section) to store snapshots of your tree. These snapshots can be used as simple backups, very useful if you want to try something that you might later want to undo. However this method should not be used for standard backups, as it will not survive a hard disk crash or most of the other disasters that can befall a computer.
== Archiving a Family Tree ==
You can easily archive and timestamp family trees with GRAMPS built-in use of [ GNU Revision Control System] or ''RCS''. For this to be possible this utility must be installed on your computer.
== Extracting a Family Tree Archive ==
[[Image:Dbmanager04.png|thumb|left|200px|Fig. 3.3 Selecting a version to extract]]
Simply highlight the archive you want to restore, and select the {{man button|Extract}} button.
[[Image:Dbmanager05.png|thumb|right|200px|Fig. 3.3 Extracted version]]
GRAMPS will transfer the archive into a new Family Tree. The Family Tree name is based on the original name and the archive name (see also [[#Archiving a Family Tree|Archiving a Family Tree]]).
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== Unlocking a Family Tree ==
When GRAMPS opens a tree, it locks the tree, preventing you or anyone else opening it at the same time. A second copy of GRAMPS will be able to open another family tree, but the tree already open will appear with the lock icon, indicating you cannot open it. Closing the tree in the first copy of GRAMPS will make it available to be opened in the second copy.
== Repairing a damaged Family Tree ==
[[Image:Dbmanager07.png|thumb|right|250px|Fig. 3.4 Repairing a Family Tree]]
Should your Family Tree become damaged or corrupted in some way, GRAMPS' Family Tree Manager will display a red Error icon in the {{man label|Status}} column.
To import data, select ''' Family Trees ->Import ''' . The '''Import database''' dialog will open, asking you to specify the file you wish to import.
 Note that you can only import data into an existing database so if you are transferring all your data from another program or from an olderversion of GRAMPS, then first create a new empty database and then import the data into it.
{{man warn|Data loss with some formats |It is important to note that the importing process is not perfect for [[Gramps_and_GEDCOM|GEDCOM]] and GeneWeb databases. There is a chance that [[Gramps_and_GEDCOM|some of the data]] in these databases will not be imported into GRAMPS.}}
== Exporting data ==
[[Image:Export-druid.png|right|thumb|200px|Fig. 3.5 Export assistant: format selection]]
=== Exporting into the GEDCOM format ===
[[Image:Gedcom-export_3_1.png|right|thumb|200px|Fig. 3.5 Export assistant: GEDCOM options]]
*GRAMPS CSV Spreadsheet format: Allows exporting (and importing) a subset of your GRAMPS data in a simple spreadsheet format. See [[Gramps 3.3 Wiki Manual - Manage Family Trees: CSV Import and Export|CSV Import and Export]] for more information. Also, see [[Gramps_3.3_Wiki_Manual_-_Settings#Export_the_screen|Export Display]] .
== Moving a Gramps 2.2 databases to Gramps 3 .x ==
There are two ways of moving your Gramps data from version 2.2 to version 3; either directly importing your version 2.2 grdb file or by exporting to XML format first. Because of complexity in the way that version 2.2 stores data, exporting to XML is usually the most convenient and problem free way of moving your data to version 3.
*Gramps XML: With this approach firstly start up Gramps 2.2 and export your database to the Gramps XML format. The XML file is actually compressed and contained in a .gramps file. This file is portable, has no other dependent files and can be moved to wherever you have Gramps 3 installed. Next, start Gramps 3 and create an empty database using the Family Tree Manager and import the .gramps file.
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