Gramps, install this genealogy app through Flatpak

about Gramps

In the next article we are going to take a look at Gramps. In the following lines we are going to see how we can install this program. Which it may interest everyone who wants to do their genealogy. Each person has their own story, but it is also part of a collective family history. Gramps offers the ability to record the many details of an individual’s life, as well as the complex relationships between various people, places, and events.

All the research that we carry out, we can keep it organized, and this program will allow us to search it, being as precise as we need. Gramps is an intuitive genealogy program for hobbyists and full-featured for professional genealogists. This software offers the ability to record many details of an individual’s life, as well as the complex relationships between various people, places, and events.

General characteristics of Gramps

application preferences

  • The program has a Dashboard to help users monitor the progress of the investigation. A variety of widgets offers among other things a quick analysis of the data.
  • We will can generate a list of each place in our records, with place names and location details.
  • It will also allow us generate a list of individuals in our records, with birth / death dates and more.
  • We will have the possibility to create a list of source repositories referenced in our records.
  • We will can establish a summary of the active person’s parents, siblings, spouses and children.

gramps running

  • We will also have the possibility of generate a list of all sources referenced in the records, with authors and publication details.
  • The program will allow us create a list of each family group, with names of parents, marital status and, if applicable, marriage dates.
  • We can generate a list of all citations referenced in records, with quality, date, volume and page.
  • We will be able to establish a graphical representation of the ancestry of the active person, with photos and dates of birth / death.
  • We will have at our disposal an interactive map view, which highlights places associated with a person, a group of people, or all registered people.

app map

  • We will be able create a list of all events with descriptions, types of events, dates and places.
  • Also rot create a list of all photos, videos, and other media referenced in the logs, with thumbnail preview, media type, and more.
  • The program will allow us add a list of all included text notes.
  • The program has been translated into numerous languages, including Spanish.

These are just some of the features of this program. They can consult all of them in detail from the project web wiki.

Installing Gramps on Ubuntu

To install the genealogy information application through its corresponding package FlatpakIf we use Ubuntu 20.04, it will be essential to enable this technology in our system. If you still do not have it in your system, you can consult the guide that a colleague wrote on this blog a while ago.

When Flatpak packages can be installed on the system, to install this program We will only need to open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and execute the command in it:

installation with flatpak

flatpak install --user

After the installation is complete, you can start the program by typing in the same terminal:

flatpak run org.gramps_project.Gramps

It also can launch the program from the Applications menu or any other available application launcher on your team.

app launcher

To update the program, when there is a new version available, in a terminal it will only be necessary to write:

flatpak --user update org.gramps_project.Gramps


To uninstall the application from our system, we will have to open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and execute the command in it:

uninstall gramps

flatpak uninstall org.gramps_project.Gramps

For more information about this program, users can consult the project website or his repository on GitHub.

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