Gramps Web

Main features

  • Browse all objects in your family tree: people, families, events, places, repositories, sources, citations, media objects, and notes
  • Two different interactive pedigree views
  • Display all places on an interactive map
  • Blog section with blog articles stored in Gramps
  • Switch the language of the interface between any of 40 languages
  • Multi-user system with different levels of permissions
  • Edit all objects collaboratively and add new objects
  • Fully responsive & mobile friendly
  • Export the tree as Gramps XML or GEDCOM from the web interface
  • Import a tree (in Gramps XML or GEDCOM format)
  • Synchronize with your local Gramps database and use Gramps desktop in parallel

Software Included

Package Version License
Gramps Web 0.22.2+ AGPLv3

Creating an App using the Control Panel

Click the Deploy to DigitalOcean button to create a Droplet based on this 1-Click App. If you aren’t logged in, this link will prompt you to log in with your DigitalOcean account.

Deploy to DO

Creating an App using the API

In addition to creating a Droplet from the Gramps Web 1-Click App using the control panel, you can also use the DigitalOcean API. As an example, to create a 4GB Gramps Web Droplet in the SFO2 region, you can use the following curl command. You need to either save your API access token) to an environment variable or substitute it in the command below.

curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
         -H 'Authorization: Bearer '$TOKEN'' -d \
        '{"name":"choose_a_name","region":"sfo2","size":"s-2vcpu-4gb","image": "thegrampsproject-grampsweb"}' \

Getting Started After Deploying Gramps Web

After spinning up the 1-click app, wait 1-2 minutes, then log in to your new droplet via SSH (ssh root@your_droplet_public_ipv4). On first login, a setup dialog will be shown. (If the dialog is not shown, installation is not complete yet; logout and login again after a couple of minutes.) After completing the setup dialog and waiting for the remaining installation to complete in the background, Gramps Web will be available at the root of your droplet URL.

Note: since the app generates an SSL certificate via Let’s Encrypt, as part of the setup dialog you will have to provide a domain name for your Gramps Web instance. If you do not own a domain, you can use DuckDNS or a similar service.

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