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This section is designed to give you the basic knowledge necessary to start putting your genealogical information into Gramps. It will explain how to enter people into the database and how to specify their family relationships. (A more detailed explanation will follow in the next chapter: [[Gramps 5.0 Wiki Manual - Entering and editing data: detailed]].)
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This section is provides the basic knowledge necessary to start entering your genealogical information into Gramps. It will explain how to enter people into your family tree (also called a database) and how to specify their family relationships. (A more detailed explanation will follow in the next chapter: [[Gramps 5.0 Wiki Manual - Entering and editing data: detailed]].)
  
First, let us identify the types of information you can enter into your Gramps database. These include:
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First, let us identify the types of information you can enter into your family tree using Gramps. These include:
 
* Personal information about an individual (names, addresses, birth and death dates, etc.)
 
* Personal information about an individual (names, addresses, birth and death dates, etc.)
 
* Information about an individual's relationships (marriages, divorces, civil unions, etc.)
 
* Information about an individual's relationships (marriages, divorces, civil unions, etc.)
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* Sources that document your research
 
* Sources that document your research
  
{{man note| Keybindings (Keyboard Shortcuts) |In addition to interacting with Gramps through menu items and buttons, you can use its extensive set of "keybindings." For more information, see [[Gramps_5.0_Wiki_Manual_-_Keybindings|Appendix B: Keybindings reference]].}}
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{{man note| Keybindings (Keyboard Shortcuts or Hotkeys) |In addition to interacting with Gramps through menu items and buttons, you can use its extensive set of "keybindings." For more information, see [[Gramps_5.0_Wiki_Manual_-_Keybindings|Appendix B: Keybindings reference]].}}
  
Now let us take a quick look at how you can enter and edit these various types of information.
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Now let us explore how you can enter and edit these various types of genealogical information.
  
 
== To add or edit a person ==
 
== To add or edit a person ==
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There are multiple ways to add a new person to your family tree. We will cover some of them as we proceed.
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===Add a new person===
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[[File:People-tree-view-grouped-people-50.png|450px|thumb|right|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} People Category - Tree View - Grouped People]]
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The simplest way to enter a person to add them from the {{icon|peop}}{{man label|People}} View. While you are in the {{icon|peop}}{{man label|People}} View, click the Toolbar {{man button|+}} button.
  
[[File:People-tree-view-grouped-people-50.png|400px|thumb|left|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} People Category - Tree View - Grouped People]]
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[[File:Edit-person-window-new-person-50.png|450px|right|thumb|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} Edit Person - window - New empty editor]]
  
[[File:Edit-person-person-window-50.png|400px|right|thumb|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} Edit Person - window]]
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The {{man label|Edit Person}} dialog will be shown and you can enter any data you know about this person then select {{man button|Ok}} to save the new person.
  
 
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There are multiple ways to add a person to the database. We will cover some of them as we proceed. The simplest way to enter a person to add them from the {{icon|peop}}{{man label|People}} View. While you are in the {{icon|peop}}{{man label|People}} View (see ''side-nofilt-fig'' ), click the Toolbar {{man button|+}} button. Enter any data you know about this person into the {{man label|Edit Person}} dialog (see ''edit-pers-fig'' for details).
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===Edit an existing person===
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[[File:Edit-person-window-example-existing-person-50.png|450px|right|thumb|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} Edit Person - window - Existing person example]]
  
To edit information about a person already present in the database, select the person from the {{man label|People}} View and click the Toolbar {{man button|[[Image:Gramps-notes.png|13px]]Edit}} button.
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To edit information about a person already present in the family tree, select the person from the {{man label|People}} View and click the Toolbar {{man button|[[Image:Gramps-notes.png|13px]]Edit}} button.
  
 
{{man note|1=Alternate ways of adding or editing a person from the {{icon|peop}}People View |2=You can also use the Menu {{man menu|Edit->Add...}} and other items available under {{man menu|Edit}}. Or you can right-click on the person and select {{man label|Add...}} or {{man label|Edit...}} from the context menu that pops up.}}
 
{{man note|1=Alternate ways of adding or editing a person from the {{icon|peop}}People View |2=You can also use the Menu {{man menu|Edit->Add...}} and other items available under {{man menu|Edit}}. Or you can right-click on the person and select {{man label|Add...}} or {{man label|Edit...}} from the context menu that pops up.}}
  
People can also be added to the database in the {{icon|rela}}{{man label|Relationships}} View, {{man label|Edit Family}} dialog, and other places where it makes sense.
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People can also be added to the family tree in the {{icon|rela}}{{man label|Relationships}} View, {{man label|Edit Family}} dialog, and other places where it makes sense.
  
 
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== To specify a relationship ==
 
== To specify a relationship ==
  
There are two primary ways to specify relationships between people - using the {{icon|rela}}{{man label|Relationships}} View and using the {{man label|Edit Family}} dialog from the {{man label|Family List}} View. The {{man label|Family List}} is usually used to build all the {{icon|rela}}Relationships within a single family at a time. The {{man label|Relationships}} View is usually used to build multiple relationships to a single person.
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There are two primary ways to specify relationships between people:
 
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* using the {{man label|Edit Family}} dialog from the {{man label|Family List}} View. The {{man label|Family List}} is usually used to build all the {{icon|rela}}Relationships within a single family at a time.  
 
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[[File:Family-editor-dialog-example-family-42.png|right|thumb|350px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} Editing a family]]
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[[File:FamilyEditor-dialog-example-50.png|right|thumb|350px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} Editing a family]]
  
 
Clicking the {{man button|+}} button will display the {{man label|Edit Family}} dialog with the Active Person set as either the father or the mother.
 
Clicking the {{man button|+}} button will display the {{man label|Edit Family}} dialog with the Active Person set as either the father or the mother.
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[[File:Select-mother.png|thumb|right|350px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} Select Person - dialog]]
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[[File:SelectMother-selector-example-50.png|thumb|right|350px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} Select Mother - dialog]]
  
Now a question ?: Does the person who will form the relationship with the Active Person already exist in the database? If yes, click the {{man button|Select}} button to the other person. You will then be able to browse through the list of people in the database to select the one you want. If not, click the {{man button|+}} button. This will allow you to add a new person to the database and to specify the relationship this person has to the Active Person.
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Now a question ?: Does the person who will form the relationship with the Active Person already exist in the family tree? If yes, click the {{man button|Select}} button to the other person. You will then be able to browse through the list of people in the family tree to select the one you want. If not, click the {{man button|+}} button. This will allow you to add a new person to the family tree and to specify the relationship this person has to the Active Person.
  
{{man note|1=Filtering|2=By default, Gramps filters the displayed list to show only those people who could theoretically have a relationship with the Active Person. That is, Gramps only shows those people whose birth dates and death dates fit within the lifetime of the Active Person. If you wish, you can add a person to the list by clicking the {{man button|+}} button. To completely override the filter and display all people from the database, check the '''Show all''' box.}}
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{{man note|1=Filtering|2=By default, Gramps filters the displayed list to show only those people who could theoretically have a relationship with the Active Person. That is, Gramps only shows those people whose birth dates and death dates fit within the lifetime of the Active Person. If you wish, you can add a person to the list by clicking the {{man button|+}} button. To completely override the filter and display all people from the family tree, check the '''Show all''' box.}}
  
 
{{man tip|To search a person on dialog selector|Remember that you can get an entry on the list by typing the first letter on your keyboard. (see [[Gramps_5.0_Wiki_Manual_-_Navigation#Finding_records|Finding records]])}}
 
{{man tip|To search a person on dialog selector|Remember that you can get an entry on the list by typing the first letter on your keyboard. (see [[Gramps_5.0_Wiki_Manual_-_Navigation#Finding_records|Finding records]])}}
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== To specify parents ==
 
== To specify parents ==
  
[[File:SelectFamily-dialog-41.png|thumb|right|400px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} Select Family - dialog]]
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You can specify Active Person's parents in the {{icon|rela}}{{man label|Relationship}} View (See {{man label|[[Gramps_5.0_Wiki_Manual_-_Categories#Select_Family_selector|Select Family]]}} - selector). A little care is required to prevent the creation of {{man label|[[Gramps_5.0_Wiki_Manual_-_Entering_and_editing_data:_brief#Duplicate_Family_warning_dialog|duplicate families]]}}. If you wish to add the Active Person to an already existing family, you should click the {{man button|Select}} button. If the family including the parents does not already exist, you should click the {{man button|+}} button.
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[[File:SelectFamily-SelectorDialog-example-50.png|thumb|right|400px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} Select Family - selector dialog example]]
  
You can specify Active Person's parents in the {{icon|rela}}{{man label|Relationship}} View (See ''Select Family - dialog''). A little care is required to prevent the creation of duplicate families. If you wish to add the Active Person to an already existing family, you should click the {{man button|Select}} button. If the family including the parents does not already exist, you should click the {{man button|+}} button.
 
  
 
If you click on the {{man button|Select}} button, you are presented with the {{man label|Select Family}} dialog. This will allow you to select the existing family, and then the Active Person will be added as a child to the family.
 
If you click on the {{man button|Select}} button, you are presented with the {{man label|Select Family}} dialog. This will allow you to select the existing family, and then the Active Person will be added as a child to the family.
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If you click on the {{man button|+}} button, a new {{man label|Edit Family}} dialog is presented with the Active Person listed a child of the new family. You can add the parents to the family by either adding new people as the parents or selecting existing people as the parents.
 
If you click on the {{man button|+}} button, a new {{man label|Edit Family}} dialog is presented with the Active Person listed a child of the new family. You can add the parents to the family by either adding new people as the parents or selecting existing people as the parents.
  
{{man warn| Warning |If you create a new family and select parents that are already in an existing family, Gramps will issue a warning message. If you proceed by saving the new family, you will have a duplicate family.}}
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You can also specify the parents of a person in the {{icon|fami}}{{man label|Family List}} View. If the family already exists, click on the Toolbar {{man button|[[Image:Gramps-notes.png|13px]]Edit}} button and add the person as a child when the {{man label|Edit Family}} dialog is displayed. If the family does not already exist, click the {{man button|+}} button to create a new family, and add the appropriate parents and children.
  
[[Image:Family-warn.png|thumb|right|400px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} Duplicate family]]
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{{man warn| {{man label|Duplicate Family}} Warning |If you create a new family and select parents that are already in an existing family, Gramps will issue the {{man label|Duplicate Family}} warning message. If you proceed by saving the new family, you will have a duplicate family.}}
  
You can also specify the parents of a person in the {{icon|fami}}{{man label|Family List}} View. If the family already exists, click on the Toolbar {{man button|[[Image:Gramps-notes.png|13px]]Edit}} button and add the person as a child when the {{man label|Edit Family}} dialog is displayed. If the family does not already exist, click the {{man button|+}} button to create a new family, and add the appropriate parents and children.
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[[File:DuplicateFamily-warning-dialog-50.png|thumb|right|450px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} Duplicate Family - warning dialog]]
  
 
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== To specify children ==
 
== To specify children ==
 
[[File:Child-reference-editor-gramps-42.png|thumb|right|400px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} Child reference editor]]
 
  
 
Adding children to a relationship is done through a similar procedure. From the {{icon|rela}}{{man label|Relationships}} View or the {{icon|fami}}{{man label|Family List}} View, select the existing family or create a new family. Children can be added by selecting the {{man button|+}} button or {{man button|Select}} button to the right of the child list.
 
Adding children to a relationship is done through a similar procedure. From the {{icon|rela}}{{man label|Relationships}} View or the {{icon|fami}}{{man label|Family List}} View, select the existing family or create a new family. Children can be added by selecting the {{man button|+}} button or {{man button|Select}} button to the right of the child list.
  
Clicking the {{man button|+}} button will display the {{man label|Edit Person}} dialog, allowing you to enter a new person. Clicking on the {{man button|Select}} button, will allow you to select an existing person from a list. By default, the child is added with a the relationship type of birth to both parents.
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Clicking the {{man button|+}} button will display the {{man label|Edit Person}} dialog, allowing you to enter a new person. Clicking on the {{man button|Select}} button, will allow you to select an existing person from a list. By default, the child is added with the relationship type of '''birth''' to both parents.
  
If you wish to change the parent/child relationship from the default setting of '''Birth''', select the child and click on the {{man button|[[Image:Gramps-notes.png|13px]]Edit}}. This will display the {{man label|[[Gramps_5.0_Wiki_Manual_-_Entering_and_editing_data:_detailed_-_part_1#Child_Reference_Editor|Edit Child Reference]]}} dialog.
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[[File:ChildReferenceEditor-dialog-example-50.png|thumb|right|400px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} Child reference editor]]
  
If you wish to change the order of the children in the family, use the arrows or the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drag_and_drop ''drag and drop''] function on {{man label|Family Editor}}.
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If you wish to change the parent/child relationship from the default setting of '''Birth''', from the {{man label|Edit Family}} dialog select the child and click on the {{man button|[[Image:Gramps-notes.png|13px]]Edit}}. This will display the {{man label|[[Gramps_5.0_Wiki_Manual_-_Entering_and_editing_data:_detailed_-_part_1#Child_Reference_Editor|Edit Child Reference]]}} dialog.
  
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You can add photos and other media objects to individual people, events, sources, and places. You can also add images that might not be limited to a single person or event (for example, group family photos).
 
You can add photos and other media objects to individual people, events, sources, and places. You can also add images that might not be limited to a single person or event (for example, group family photos).
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{{man note|Note|The first image in the Gallery will be the default ''(displayed)'' image}}
 
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[[File:People-tree-view-people-list-view-50.png|right|thumb|400px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} People Category - Tree View - People List View ( mainwin-fig)]]
 
[[File:People-tree-view-people-list-view-50.png|right|thumb|400px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} People Category - Tree View - People List View ( mainwin-fig)]]
[[File:Edit-person-person-window-50.png|thumb|right|400px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} edit-pers-fig]]
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[[File:Edit-person-window-example-existing-person-50.png|thumb|right|400px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} edit-pers-fig]]
  
 
If you want to add an image to a single person, switch to the {{icon|peop}}{{man label|People}} View (mainwin-fig), select a person, and then click the {{man button|[[Image:Gramps-notes.png|13px]]Edit}} icon on the toolbar. This will bring up the {{man label|Edit Person}} dialog (edit-pers-fig). Next, select the {{man label|Gallery}} tab, and click the {{man button|+}} button to call up the {{man label|Select a media object}} dialog. Type a filename or browse to find the image file you want and then provide a title for that image. Keep adding images until you are done.
 
If you want to add an image to a single person, switch to the {{icon|peop}}{{man label|People}} View (mainwin-fig), select a person, and then click the {{man button|[[Image:Gramps-notes.png|13px]]Edit}} icon on the toolbar. This will bring up the {{man label|Edit Person}} dialog (edit-pers-fig). Next, select the {{man label|Gallery}} tab, and click the {{man button|+}} button to call up the {{man label|Select a media object}} dialog. Type a filename or browse to find the image file you want and then provide a title for that image. Keep adding images until you are done.
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[[File:MediaCategory-MediaListView-example-50.png|thumb|right|400px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} media-fig]]
  
Finally, to add images that you want to include in the database, but hare are not limited to any particular person, relationship, source or place, switch to the {{icon|medi}}{{man label|Media}} View (media-fig). Then click the {{man button|+}} icon on the toolbar to add an image. If you have already added any images to any individual galleries, you will also find them listed in the {{icon|medi}}{{man label|Media}} View.
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Finally, to add images that you want to include in the family tree, but hare are not limited to any particular person, relationship, source or place, switch to the {{icon|medi}}{{man label|Media}} View (media-fig). Then click the {{man button|+}} icon on the toolbar to add an image. If you have already added any images to any individual galleries, you will also find them listed in the {{icon|medi}}{{man label|Media}} View.
  
 
{{man note| Alternate way of adding images to galleries |An image can always be added to any gallery by using drag-and-drop. Items can be dragged from the {{icon|medi}}Media View, any gallery, the desktop, the file manager or a web browser and dropped on the target gallery, adding the image to the gallery.}}
 
{{man note| Alternate way of adding images to galleries |An image can always be added to any gallery by using drag-and-drop. Items can be dragged from the {{icon|medi}}Media View, any gallery, the desktop, the file manager or a web browser and dropped on the target gallery, adding the image to the gallery.}}
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In any gallery, you can also use the {{man button|[[Image:Gramps-notes.png|13px]]Edit}} to edit image information and the {{man button|-}} button and to remove the image reference from that gallery.
 
In any gallery, you can also use the {{man button|[[Image:Gramps-notes.png|13px]]Edit}} to edit image information and the {{man button|-}} button and to remove the image reference from that gallery.
  
{{man note| Removing an image from a gallery |Removing a media object from a gallery does not remove the image from the database. To completely remove the image from the database, delete it from {{icon|medi}}{{man label|Media}} View by first selecting it and then clicking the {{man label|Remove}} icon on the toolbar.}}
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{{man note| Removing an image from a gallery |Removing a media object from a gallery does not remove the image from the family tree. To completely remove the image from the family tree, delete it from {{icon|medi}}{{man label|Media}} View by first selecting it and then clicking the {{man label|Remove}} icon on the toolbar.}}
  
 
== To edit events, citations/sources, places, and repositories ==
 
== To edit events, citations/sources, places, and repositories ==
 
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[[File:Events-category-view-42.png|thumb|right|400px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} events-fig]]
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[[File:EventsCategory-EventsListView-example-50.png|thumb|right|400px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} events-fig]]
 
[[File:PlacesCategory-PlaceListView-50.png|thumb|right|400px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} places-fig]]
 
[[File:PlacesCategory-PlaceListView-50.png|thumb|right|400px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} places-fig]]
 
[[File:RepositoriesCategory-RepositoriesListView-example-50.png|thumb|right|400px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} repository-fig]]
 
[[File:RepositoriesCategory-RepositoriesListView-example-50.png|thumb|right|400px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} repository-fig]]
  
To add an event, a citation/source, a place, or a repository to the database, switch to the appropriate {{icon|even}}{{man label|Events}} View ( events-fig), {{icon|cite}}{{man label|Citations}} View, {{icon|sour34}}{{man label|Sources}} View (sources-fig), {{icon|plac}}{{man label|Places}} View (places-fig), or {{icon|repo}}{{man label|Repositories}} View (repository-fig). Then click the {{man button|+}} icon on the toolbar to add the corresponding object. Enter the information into the {{man label|Event Editor}} ( {{man label|Source Editor}}, {{man label|Citation Editor}}, {{man label|Place Editor}} , or {{man label|Repository Editor}} ) dialog.
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To add an event, a citation/source, a place, or a repository to the family tree, switch to the appropriate {{icon|even}}{{man label|Events}} View ( events-fig), {{icon|cite}}{{man label|Citations}} View, {{icon|sour34}}{{man label|Sources}} View (sources-fig), {{icon|plac}}{{man label|Places}} View (places-fig), or {{icon|repo}}{{man label|Repositories}} View (repository-fig). Then click the {{man button|+}} icon on the toolbar to add the corresponding object. Enter the information into the {{man label|Event Editor}} ( {{man label|Source Editor}}, {{man label|Citation Editor}}, {{man label|Place Editor}} , or {{man label|Repository Editor}} ) dialog.
  
To edit information about events, sources, places, and repositories already present in the database, switch to the appropriate view, select an entry you would like to view/modify, and then click the {{man button|[[Image:Gramps-notes.png|13px]]Edit}} icon on the toolbar. Alternatively, you may double-click on the entry to edit it.
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To edit information about events, sources, places, and repositories already present in the family tree, switch to the appropriate view, select an entry you would like to view/modify, and then click the {{man button|[[Image:Gramps-notes.png|13px]]Edit}} icon on the toolbar. Alternatively, you may double-click on the entry to edit it.
  
 
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This section is provides the basic knowledge necessary to start entering your genealogical information into Gramps. It will explain how to enter people into your family tree (also called a database) and how to specify their family relationships. (A more detailed explanation will follow in the next chapter: Gramps 5.0 Wiki Manual - Entering and editing data: detailed.)

First, let us identify the types of information you can enter into your family tree using Gramps. These include:

  • Personal information about an individual (names, addresses, birth and death dates, etc.)
  • Information about an individual's relationships (marriages, divorces, civil unions, etc.)
  • Information about an individual's parents and children
  • Sources that document your research
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Keybindings (Keyboard Shortcuts or Hotkeys)

In addition to interacting with Gramps through menu items and buttons, you can use its extensive set of "keybindings." For more information, see Appendix B: Keybindings reference.

Now let us explore how you can enter and edit these various types of genealogical information.

To add or edit a person

There are multiple ways to add a new person to your family tree. We will cover some of them as we proceed.

Add a new person

Fig. 6.1 People Category - Tree View - Grouped People

The simplest way to enter a person to add them from the PeoplePeople View. While you are in the PeoplePeople View, click the Toolbar + button.


Fig. 6.2 Edit Person - window - New empty editor

The Edit Person dialog will be shown and you can enter any data you know about this person then select Ok to save the new person.


Edit an existing person

Fig. 6.3 Edit Person - window - Existing person example

To edit information about a person already present in the family tree, select the person from the People View and click the Toolbar Gramps-notes.pngEdit button.

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Alternate ways of adding or editing a person from the PeoplePeople View

You can also use the Menu Edit->Add... and other items available under Edit. Or you can right-click on the person and select Add... or Edit... from the context menu that pops up.

People can also be added to the family tree in the RelationshipsRelationships View, Edit Family dialog, and other places where it makes sense.


To specify a relationship

There are two primary ways to specify relationships between people:

  • using the RelationshipsRelationships View. The Relationships View is usually used to build multiple relationships to a single person.
  • using the Edit Family dialog from the Family List View. The Family List is usually used to build all the RelationshipsRelationships within a single family at a time.


Specifying a relationship using the Relationship View

Fig. 6.4

To specify a new relationship to the Active Person, switch to the RelationshipsRelationships View and you will see this individual indicated as the "Active Person". Next to the Family label is a Add button (typically represented by a + sign).


Fig. 6.5 Editing a family

Clicking the + button will display the Edit Family dialog with the Active Person set as either the father or the mother.


Fig. 6.6 Select Mother - dialog

Now a question ?: Does the person who will form the relationship with the Active Person already exist in the family tree? If yes, click the Select button to the other person. You will then be able to browse through the list of people in the family tree to select the one you want. If not, click the + button. This will allow you to add a new person to the family tree and to specify the relationship this person has to the Active Person.

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Filtering

By default, Gramps filters the displayed list to show only those people who could theoretically have a relationship with the Active Person. That is, Gramps only shows those people whose birth dates and death dates fit within the lifetime of the Active Person. If you wish, you can add a person to the list by clicking the + button. To completely override the filter and display all people from the family tree, check the Show all box.

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To search a person on dialog selector

Remember that you can get an entry on the list by typing the first letter on your keyboard. (see Finding records)


To edit an existing relationship from the RelationshipsRelationships View, click on the Gramps-notes.pngEdit button next to corresponding Family entry. If there is more than one relationship in the list, you can select the spouse or partner you want by clicking the corresponding Gramps-notes.pngEdit button next to the relationship.


Specifying a relationship using the Family List View

To specify a new relationship in the FamilyFamily List View, click on the + button on the toolbar, and an empty Edit Family dialog will open. At this point, you can add people to the family.


To specify parents

You can specify Active Person's parents in the RelationshipsRelationship View (See Select Family - selector). A little care is required to prevent the creation of duplicate families. If you wish to add the Active Person to an already existing family, you should click the Select button. If the family including the parents does not already exist, you should click the + button.


Fig. 6.7 Select Family - selector dialog example


If you click on the Select button, you are presented with the Select Family dialog. This will allow you to select the existing family, and then the Active Person will be added as a child to the family.

If you click on the + button, a new Edit Family dialog is presented with the Active Person listed a child of the new family. You can add the parents to the family by either adding new people as the parents or selecting existing people as the parents.


You can also specify the parents of a person in the FamilyFamily List View. If the family already exists, click on the Toolbar Gramps-notes.pngEdit button and add the person as a child when the Edit Family dialog is displayed. If the family does not already exist, click the + button to create a new family, and add the appropriate parents and children.

Duplicate Family warning dialog

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Duplicate Family Warning

If you create a new family and select parents that are already in an existing family, Gramps will issue the Duplicate Family warning message. If you proceed by saving the new family, you will have a duplicate family.

Fig. 6.8 Duplicate Family - warning dialog


To specify children

Adding children to a relationship is done through a similar procedure. From the RelationshipsRelationships View or the FamilyFamily List View, select the existing family or create a new family. Children can be added by selecting the + button or Select button to the right of the child list.

Clicking the + button will display the Edit Person dialog, allowing you to enter a new person. Clicking on the Select button, will allow you to select an existing person from a list. By default, the child is added with the relationship type of birth to both parents.


Fig. 6.9 Child reference editor

If you wish to change the parent/child relationship from the default setting of Birth, from the Edit Family dialog select the child and click on the Gramps-notes.pngEdit. This will display the Edit Child Reference dialog.


If you wish to change the order of the children in the family, use the arrows or the drag and drop function on Family Editors Children tab.

Adding photos and other media objects

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You can add photos and other media objects to individual people, events, sources, and places. You can also add images that might not be limited to a single person or event (for example, group family photos).

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Note

The first image in the Gallery will be the default (displayed) image


Fig. 6.10 People Category - Tree View - People List View ( mainwin-fig)
Fig. 6.11 edit-pers-fig

If you want to add an image to a single person, switch to the PeoplePeople View (mainwin-fig), select a person, and then click the Gramps-notes.pngEdit icon on the toolbar. This will bring up the Edit Person dialog (edit-pers-fig). Next, select the Gallery tab, and click the + button to call up the Select a media object dialog. Type a filename or browse to find the image file you want and then provide a title for that image. Keep adding images until you are done.


Fig. 6.12 family-fig

To add images related to a relationship (for example, a marriage), switch to the FamilyFamily View (family-fig) and double-click on the Spouse box. This calls up the Marriage/Relationship editor dialog. Select the Gallery tab and click the + button to add an image.

Fig. 6.13 sources-fig
Fig. 6.14 places-fig

To add images related to a source or a place, first switch to the Sources (v3.4.x)Source View (sources-fig) or PlacesPlace View (places-fig). Select the source or place you want and then either double-click on it or click the Gramps-notes.pngEdit icon on the toolbar. Select the Gallery tab and click the + button to add an image.

Fig. 6.15 media-fig

Finally, to add images that you want to include in the family tree, but hare are not limited to any particular person, relationship, source or place, switch to the MediaMedia View (media-fig). Then click the + icon on the toolbar to add an image. If you have already added any images to any individual galleries, you will also find them listed in the MediaMedia View.

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Alternate way of adding images to galleries

An image can always be added to any gallery by using drag-and-drop. Items can be dragged from the MediaMedia View, any gallery, the desktop, the file manager or a web browser and dropped on the target gallery, adding the image to the gallery.

In any gallery, you can also use the Gramps-notes.pngEdit to edit image information and the - button and to remove the image reference from that gallery.

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Removing an image from a gallery

Removing a media object from a gallery does not remove the image from the family tree. To completely remove the image from the family tree, delete it from MediaMedia View by first selecting it and then clicking the Remove icon on the toolbar.

To edit events, citations/sources, places, and repositories

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Fig. 6.16 events-fig
Fig. 6.17 places-fig
Fig. 6.18 repository-fig

To add an event, a citation/source, a place, or a repository to the family tree, switch to the appropriate EventsEvents View ( events-fig), CitationsCitations View, Sources (v3.4.x)Sources View (sources-fig), PlacesPlaces View (places-fig), or RepositoriesRepositories View (repository-fig). Then click the + icon on the toolbar to add the corresponding object. Enter the information into the Event Editor ( Source Editor, Citation Editor, Place Editor , or Repository Editor ) dialog.

To edit information about events, sources, places, and repositories already present in the family tree, switch to the appropriate view, select an entry you would like to view/modify, and then click the Gramps-notes.pngEdit icon on the toolbar. Alternatively, you may double-click on the entry to edit it.

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