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Summary of all the information you need about how to use Gramps. Includes an introduction to the main features of Gramps, the User Manual, reviews, tips, tutorials and much more.

New users

Gramps helps you track your family tree. It allows you to store, edit, and research genealogical data. 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.


User manual

A comprehensive User manual is available in English, and many other languages.

You can also read about the most Frequently asked questions.

Existing users

Tips and tutorials

Tips : Keyboard shortcuts - More

Tutorials : Recording UK Census data - Make a website with Gramps - Reports in another language- Add Table of Contents to reports - More

Examples : Filters - More

How do I... : Merging people - More

Troubleshooting : Known issues - Common problems

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 - What is an event, how to use it, which events are predefined?
  • 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?
  • Attributes - What is an attribute, how to use it, which attributes are predefined?
  • Overview of terms - Address, call name, ...

I can't find what I'm looking for

If you have any questions on Gramps that are not solved by searching this wiki, then the Discourse forum for Gramps is a good place to find help.

Other references

Gramps is an open source genealogical software program. It requires the help of it's 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.