Hello, I am new to using this program, but with many years of genealogy research.
Usage W11 and GRAMPS: AIO64-5.1.5-1
Excuse me, I use a translator as English is not my mother tongue.
I have several doubts, I hope you can solve them or tell me where I can find a solution, if there is one.
Can I put colors for the branches of my 4 grandparents?
I want places to appear in the graphs (only the date appears).
I need to see the Sosa numbers always and everywhere.
To train myself, I have created a small tree with my parents and grandparents. In the Board it appears [Missing surname] It is not really true, they are all there, how can I correct it?
Since the numbering systems are based on a reference person (a progenitor for descendant numbering systems; a center person for ancestor numbering systems) and that reference person can easily be changed before running a report, the numbers are not normally stored as the “Gramps ID”.
The Gramps ID is normally automatically assigned in sequential order to each new record following the ID Formats specified in the Gramps Preferences.
However, you can override this and assign the ID manually. Just type in the ID that you want to use in to the ID field. This can be done during creation of a record… or any time later. The ID simply must be unique.
You might want to look at the Display tab Gramps Preferences option for Surname Guessing. It allows selecting a different cultural bias for the guess when adding New persons via the Edit Family dialog.
I realize your point is about Married Names rather than inherited names. But this feature is peripherally related.
I am not talking about married surnames. I am talking about inherited surnames, like this:
Father: Oliver Brown
Mother: Mary Davies
Son: Jack Brown Davies
Daughter: Diana Brown Davies
Sons and daughters keep their birth names throughout their lives; marital status does not change them.
There have been a variety it items addressing the “Combination of mother’s and father’s surname” Gramps Preferences Display tab option for “Surname guessing”. But that feature was already in the earliest online documents for Gramps 2.2 from 2008. Which certainly predates my experience with Gramps.
The patches for the following resolved bug is helpful for locating the pertinent code.
There is a way to have Gramps give children both Father’s and Mother’s name. This works best if you are entering in all the children at the same time.
Set the father’s name entry with the way you want the children’s names. With surname guessing set to the father’s, the children will get the father’s name as set. You would just have to reverse the father’s name back to his regular setting.
As I said, this only makes sense if you are entering several children at the same time.