Research, organize and share your family tree with Gramps.
Gramps Current version: 5.2.0 Released: 2024-02-23
For a list of updates see: What's new?
Before upgrading your distribution
For advanced users, a source package and Debian package are available:
This executable installer supports Microsoft Windows in all versions Vista/7 and later.
After download: double-click to install Gramps.
Before downloading read the before installation instructions.
After download: Double-click the .dmg file to mount the disk (note: your browser may do this for you automatically). Next, drag the Gramps application to your application folder and double-click to launch it.
Advanced users can build from source using the link in the Linux section.
Further information can be found on the BSD platforms page in the wiki.
Normally, when you try to load your old Family Tree you can allow it to be upgraded if necessary, and it will be opened.
Should this fail for any reason, Create a new Family Tree and Import the backup into this new Family Tree.
Backup to Gramps XML format when updating. Although Gramps reads and writes GEDCOM 5.5.1 format fluently (because it is the de facto format for genealogical data interchange), never depend on such a rudimentary format for archiving your research. GEDCOM cannot store all the intricacies found in Gramps data. Always backup with the more robust Gramps XML format.
You will find a Make Backup... option in the Family Trees menu of recent Gramps versions. Alternately, use Export... in the same menu but deselect the privacy and filtering options in the Exporter Assistant to avoid omission of any data.
See: How to make a backup
- Installer package maintainers
Installing Gramps for Desktops
GitHub Gramps for Desktops Releases
Installing Gramps Web for online collaboration
Gramps Web is a frontend for a hosted instance of Gramps