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|−|Here you can learn how to use GRAMPS in practice, with where to find manuals, use-cases, examples, problem solving, support. | |
|−|For a general overview of the content, see the [[Category:Documentation|documentation index]]. | |
|−|Some [[Reviews]] provide a critical perspective on Gramps. | |
|−|== GRAMPS terminology == | |
|−|GRAMPS uses the language of genealogists. Sometimes this might be a bit daunting. What follows gives an overview of terms used, with the meaning as used in GRAMPS, and with suggestions on how to work with these objects. | |
|−|* [[Events in GRAMPS|Events]] - What is an event, how to use it, which events are predefined? | |
|−|* [[Sources in GRAMPS|Sources]] - What is meant by a source, how to use a source reference? | |
|−|* [[Repositories in GRAMPS|Repositories]] - Is your home a repository? The web? | |
|−|* [[Places in GRAMPS|Places]] - How should you organize your places? | |
|−|* [[Category:GRAMPS terminology|Overview of terms]] - Address, call name, ... | |
|−|== Tutorials == | |
|−|Several Tutorials on how to use GRAMPS in specific situations are available, see [[Category:Tutorials| All Tutorials]]. Some quick pointers: | |
|−|General | |
|−|* [[Filter]]s | |
|−|Related to Sources | |
|−|* [[Recording UK Census data|Entering UK Census Data]]. Note that this covers how to record sources, so is useful for other countries as well. | |
|−|Related to Reports | |
|−|*[[Howto: Make a genealogy website with GRAMPS]] | |
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Revision as of 22:53, 14 March 2007
Your Portal to information on Gramps
Gramps helps you track your family tree. It allows you to store, edit, and research genealogical data with your computer. Gramps attempts to provide all of the common capabilities of other genealogical programs, but, more importantly, to provide an additional capability of integration not common to these programs. This is the ability to input any bits and pieces of information directly into Gramps and rearrange/manipulate any/all data events in the entire data base (in any order or sequence) to assist the user in doing research, analysis and correlation with the potential of filling relationship gaps.
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Learn about Gramps
The Gramps User's Manual
contains comprehensive information on all aspects of using Gramps. The User's Manual
is available in many languages please check here for your language
You can find additional articles on:
Gramps uses the language of genealogists. Sometimes this might be a bit daunting. An overview of terms used follows, with the meaning as used in Gramps, and with suggestions on how to work with these objects.
- Events - What is an event, how to use it, which events are predefined?
- Citations - What is meant by a citation, how to use them?
- Sources - What is meant by a source, how to use a source reference?
- Repositories - Is your home a repository? The web?
- Places - How should you organize your places?
- Tags - What are tags? are they different then markers or filters?
- Attributes - What is an attribute, how to use it, which attributes are predefined?
- Overview of terms - Address, call name, ...
- Gramps Glossary - overview of terms that appear in Gramps, with a short description, and a link to relevant articles.
- Genealogy Glossary - of genealogical terms details some of the most common terms you are likely to come across during your family search.
is an open source genealogical software program. It requires the help of its users to make manuals and tutorials. Fortunately, many users have contributed to the project, by adding tips, tutorials, user guides and examples to this wiki. Your continued involvement to this wiki is required to allow new users to quickly understand Gramps, and find answers to their usability questions.
- If there is a particular point that you feel should be documented (or where the existing documentation should be improved) then please look at How you can help. Perhaps you can write a tutorial on a specific aspect, or improve this wiki, or help with the User Manual.
- If you want to help with coding, see the Developers Portal, where you find tutorials to create your own reports.
- Installation See the main Installation page link in the sidebar.
- Support Gramps is a complex product that is developed entirely by volunteer effort.
- Contacting us Reporting bugs, requesting enhancements, the mailing lists, IRC and the Gramps Forum.
- I still can't find what I'm looking for...
- To search the wiki for a feature, you will need to know that feature’s proper name. The Visual Guide to the Gramps Interface will identify what terms to search. If you have any questions on Gramps that are not solved by searching this wiki, then the Mailing Lists are a good place to find help. Search the archives of the gramps-users mailing list first, and if you cannot find the answer, join the gramps-users mailing list and then send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I don't find what I'm looking for
If you have any questions on GRAMPS, not solved by searching this wiki, then the Mailing Lists are a good place to find help. Search the achives of the gramps-users mailing list first, and if you cannot find the answer, send your question to email@example.com.
Finally, if there is a particular point that you feel should be documented (or where the existing documentation should be improved) then please look at How you can help. Perhaps you can write a tutorial on a specific aspect, or improve this wiki, or help with the User Manual.