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How do I import a GEDCOM in Family Tree Builder?

To be able to work in Family Tree Builder with a GEDCOM file, simply open the Family Tree Builder and select File > Import GEDCOM. This will automatically create a new project for you. Family Tree Builder does not change or modify the data on your GEDCOM file. This file will remain intact, exactly as

How do I export a GEDCOM in Family Tree Builder?

You can easily export a GEDCOM of your family tree in Family Tree Builder. In order to do so: – Open your family tree in Family Tree Builder. – Go to File > Export GEDCOM. – Click ‘Save as’ to give the file a name (the current name of your project will automatically be selected).

Can I import a family tree from Ancestry.com?

Yes, if you created a family tree on Ancestry.com or in Family Tree Maker (Ancestry’s family tree software) you can import your family tree. To import your tree to a family site at MyHeritage, you’ll need a GEDCOM file of the tree. There are plenty of tutorials available on the internet showing how to export

How do I import my family tree that I built in another program into Family Tree Builder?

It’s really easy to import your family tree from another program into Family Tree Builder. You can import files from: Family Tree Legends (*.FTL), Family Tree Maker (*.FTM/*.FTW/*.FTMB), Personal Ancestral File (*.PAF), and Legacy (*.FDB). Just open up Family Tree Builder, and click on File > Import GEDCOM.  The next dialog box allows you to either

How can I import a family tree from Geni?

This post will explain how to export your family tree from Geni.com and then import it to MyHeritage.com. 1. Log in to Geni.com 2. Click on ‘Family’ > ‘Share your tree’ > ‘GEDCOM Export – Export’ (as shown in the picture below) 3. Geni allows you to export ‘Blood relatives’, ‘ancestors’  or ‘descendants’  and ‘forest’

How do I divide my existing tree into parts if I edit online?

It is possible to split your family tree into two or more branches using our family tree software, Family Tree Builder. First, if you don’t already have it, please download Family Tree Builder for free here. Then open a browser and log into your Family Site on MyHeritage.com. Go to the Family Tree tab >

Can my Family Tree Builder tree be edited online?

Now with Family Tree Builder 7.0, the tree that you synced from Family Tree Builder to your site can be edited online. You can choose to edit the tree online by yourself, or with your site managers, and site members. By default, trees that were synced from Family Tree Builder  to a family site can be edited

Can I export a GEDCOM file of my family tree on my family site?

If you have a family tree on your family site at MyHeritage.com you can export a GEDCOM file of the tree by logging into the site > clicking on ‘Family Tree’ tab > ‘Manage Trees’ > ‘Export to GEDCOM’.

Can I restore my Family Tree Builder tree from my family site?

When you sync your family tree with your online family site, in addition to sharing the tree with your family members, you also create an online backup that can be restored anytime. Because of that, we strongly recommend to sync an updated version of your family tree on a regular basis. In case you wish

How do I merge two family trees?

It is possible to merge two family tree projects using Family Tree Builder software. Trees will be merged during Import GEDCOM process (click here to learn what a GEDCOM file is) in Family Tree Builder. The first tree will be used as a basis for merge, and the second tree will be merged with the

How do I convert my online tree to one I can use in Family Tree Builder?

If you built your family tree in Family Tree Builder and need to get a copy of your tree from your family site, you should be here: Can I restore my Family Tree Builder tree from my family site? If you built your family tree on your family site on MyHeritage.com and would like to

Do you have a Mac version?

Our Family Tree Builder software doesn’t have a Mac version yet. We’ve received many requests for this, so producing a Mac version is definitely in our plans. In the meantime, you can wait until we have a Mac version, or continue to grow your tree online. A tree can be built online on MyHeritage.com using

If I have Family Tree Builder, why can’t I edit my tree online?

In previous versions of Family Tree Builder software, only the site manager could publish a tree to the website. After publishing a tree from Family Tree Builder to the family site, all changes made on the software were shown on the website. The tree on the site was ‘read only’ and only the site manager

What is a GEDCOM file?

GEDCOM, an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunication, is a specification for exchanging genealogical data between different genealogy software. A GEDCOM file is the most widely recognized file format standard for creating a family tree. Most genealogical programs recognize this format, which allows you to easily move your tree to the genealogical program of your choosing.

How do I upload a GEDCOM if I already have a family site and tree?

If you are an existing member of MyHeritage.com and already have a family site and family tree, then follow the steps below to upload your GEDCOM file. 1. Log in and go to your family site. 2. Click on the Family Tree tab. 3. Click on Import GEDCOM. 4. Browse your computer for the GEDCOM

Do my photos transfer with a GEDCOM file?

A GEDCOM file is a text file, that doesn’t include the actual photos but it may contain the links to the photos original location on your computer or family site. Importing and exporting GEDCOM files from your family site on MyHeritage.com: Exporting GEDCOM files from your family site on MyHeritage.com will include the links for

If I am a new member how do I upload a GEDCOM file at MyHeritage.com?

If you don’t have a family tree or family site at MyHeritage.com, follow the steps below to upload a GEDCOM file and create a family site where you can start building your family tree online. From the MyHeritage.com home page, click on the “Import tree (GEDCOM)” link. Enter your gender, first and last name and

How do I export specific branches of my family tree in Family Tree Builder?

Before you start exporting specific branches, we suggest you review your family tree and choose which ancestral branches to export. It will save you a lot of time when you get to the list of people you choose to add to the exported file. To export specific branches of your family tree: Open your tree

How do I get my tree back in Family Tree Builder after my computer crashed?

You will first need to install Family Tree Builder on your computer. You can download it here. If you have previously synced your family tree online, then there will be a backup of your original family tree that you created in Family Tree Builder and synced to your family site on MyHeritage. In that case, please

If I use Family Tree Builder can I still have a tree I can edit online?

Now with Family Tree Builder 7.0, the tree that you synced from Family Tree Builder to your site can be edited online. You can choose to edit the tree online by yourself, or with your site managers, and site members. By default, trees that were synced from Family Tree Builder  to a family site can be edited

 
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