Managing your family tree with GRAMPS

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If you’re planning to study your family history, you’d better be ready to manage large amounts of data. Why not use your Linux box for the hard work?

If you plan to catalog your family history, you must first find the relevant information, which is sometimes not at all easy, and then you have to keep this information in a form that allows you to get the most out of it. The good news is that Linux users now have an attractive application that meets all the requirements for family history research. Genealogical Research and Analysis Management Programming System (GRAMPS) is a handy tool for Linux and Unix systems that helps you track your family history. In this article, I’ll try out GRAMPS [1] on a 530-person family tree that was originally put together on "that other OS." Installation

The most accessible version of GRAMPS is 1.0.11, so this article concentrates on that version. (The current version 2.0.3 requires the most recent python-gnome packages – see Box: GRAMPS v2.) Richard Bos has built GRAMPS 1.0.11 rpms for SUSE 9.2, which are available via apt4rpm [2]. Mandriva and Fedora rpms are available from the GRAMPS site, along with the usual source tarball.

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