Gramps vs. MyHeritage?

Hi my name is Mette

I have started a family tree in my heritage, but it is limited to 250 people on the tree. I need to find another and not so expensive solution, and I found Gramps (havent downloadede it yet)
I know im talking to people who like Gramps, but I will ask anyway :wink:

  • is there a limit on persons in the Gramps tree?
  • Can I share with others online?
  • Can I save my tree in a PDF or jpg file, in more than one designs?
  • What is the pro and cons for Gramps vs. MyHeritage?

Thanks and best wishes
Mette

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There is no fixed limit, but Gramps could slow down with very large trees. Some of our users have trees with 20,000 people with no problem.

We don’t have a real-time collaborative wen front-end, but you can generate static web reports suitable for hosting on a web site.

Yes, PDF is a supported output format. What type of report design you are looking for?

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[MetteBundgaard] MetteBundgaard
https://gramps.discourse.group/u/mettebundgaard
January 26

Hi my name is Mette

I have started a family tree in my heritage, but it is limited to 250
people on the tree. I need to find another and not so expensive
solution, and I found Gramps (havent downloadede it yet)
I know im talking to people who like Gramps, but I will ask anyway :wink:

  • is there a limit on persons in the Gramps tree?
    I currently have over 60,000 people in my tree. It does have some
    effect on performance, but it can handle the tree.
  • Can I share with others online?
    There are at least two web reports that can be generated by Gramps that
    can be uploaded if you have a hosting site. Each has its pros and cons.
    If you would like to see an example, I have both on my website:
    http://www.cridermcdowellfamily.com. The first family history link is
    to a Narrated Web Report and the second (alternate) link is to a Dynamic
    Web Report. These allow you to share data, but there is no way to allow
    others to make changes to your data.
  • Can I save my tree in a PDF or jpg file, in more than one designs?
    There are lots of reports and various formats available. I’ve done many
    PDF reports of subsets of my data to share with different people.
  • What is the pro and cons for Gramps vs. MyHeritage?
    Gramps is the only genealogy software I’ve ever used because it is
    basically the only one I’m aware of that was developed for Linux. It
    has improved substantially in the approximately 15 years that I have
    been using it.
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ok, thanks

I dont wanna put so much time and work into this project, if I cant use it all, and so that my family can enjoy it too.
So Im thinking, after looking at the different possibilities there are, mabe I have to make a webpage where my family can get access to the info, memberships.

Im good at Word Press, there is a plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/treepress/ do you have any experience with this plugin?

If I use Gramps as my base family tree building on my computer, can I then transfere it to the plugin treepress? I dont wanna have to make the same work twice…

Im not a programmer, im good at layout and design, so my focuse is usability and apperance www.mettebundgaard.com , I can make graphics as family tree posters, family logos and so on…


Not all done with it yet, as you can see on the double pictures, but you get the idea. I like that it is presented nicely, but it has to be stable and without surprises.

As for design, I think a chart with pictures and text, that looks good on a poster, and for printing out, put in a family photo book.

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Like MyHeritage made it or like this…

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I don’t know wordpress nor this plugin but in its documentation it is indicated you can use a gedcom file as input to the plugin. Gramps can generate gedcom as export files so I think you could use gramps and this plugin without difficulties

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It was something like that I hoped for… thanks for looking in the documentation. As I said, im not that good at the technicalities :wink:
But it would give me the stability of creating a stable family tree in Gramps, that only I can change on, and then share the information on a website for the family to enjoy.

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There is one review where someone is using GrampsAIO (our “all-in-one” installer for Windows). He gives the plugin 5 stars.

You can also use TNG, https://www.tngsitebuilding.com/ it has its own Wordpress plug-in, but you will need a web provider to host it (your own domain), lots of them out there, also in Denmark and rest of Scandinavia…

You also has geneweb, I have never tested it, but Gramps do export to its file format (and it reads gedcom), it has user control, but I do not know how or if you can embed it easily with wordpress.

and you have Webtrees, it also have some kind of wordpress add-in, but I have never tried this either…

All of this software need a site to work from, so it will be some tech stuff to get it going…
But I know that the host TNG link to do set up TNG for you…

All of this 3 are fully multiuser…

You also have HUMO-Gen, but I don’t know if you can embedd it easily with a wordpress site…

none of this software are hard to install and get going, and its not very difficult to make som custom design on either… and all of them is acctually “full featured” genealogy software, but not close to Gramps regarding feature and flexibility…

Just thought I should give your some web alternatives…