yet another project

I just got my hands on a trove of genealogical information about my family, and so, like a good little geek, I'd like to get it all poked into some sort of structured format and cross-referenced out the wazoo and published on the net and all that good stuff.

So I needs me some genealogical tools. A little bit of Googling has me thinking Gramps is my best bet -- anybody out there got something better to recommend? (Only things that run on Linux systems need apply, thanks.)

I also think it's about time to get a scanner -- there are a fair number of photos in the stack of papers I've got, and it would be nice to be able to do something with them too. Does anybody have any recommendations for a decent scanner that will work with the Linux graphical toolchain? (That'd be the Gimp and all that good stuff.) Last time I looked at this, most of the things that were sure to work were a bit more expensive that I felt like getting, and adding a SCSI card to a system just so a scanner will work strikes me as kinda nuts...