Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Genealogy is a very popular hobby with people all around the world. If you pick up any of the genealogy magazines at your local bookstore, they will cover Windows programs that are available. But no one seems to have realised that people who use Linux are also interested in researching their family trees. While there have been text-based programs to work with GEDCOM files, there hasn’t been a really complete GUI program until Gramps came onto the scene.
With Gramps, you have all of the functionality available that Windows users have enjoyed for some time. Gramps is written in Python and is designed with a plug-in architecture.