GEDCOM from Ancestry dot com

Someone asked me how to create a GEDCOM file off of Ancestry dot com.

They wanted to export their tree to some other platform and did not want to type everything over again.

I told them to create a GEDCOM file and move the data that way.

That is when they asked “How”.

The first thing I did, was to point them to web posts about GEDCOM.


There are many articles, as you can see above, about GEDCOM’s, here is just one:

Getting back to the “How To” create a GEDCOM.

From your Ancestry dot com family tree click on “tree name” at top left of screen.

Then click on “Tree Settings”.

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Then click on “Export tree” in the Manage your tree, at lower right of to export tree - GEDCOM

A GEDCOM file will be created on your computer. It will take time to create depending on the size of your family tree. Once the GEDCOM file is created you can then up load it to other web sites.

Remember that the GEDCOM file is just the data not the photos or screen prints. Those items will have to be copied and moved individually.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Thank You.

By Jose A Munoz

Retired General Motors designer who now works on subjects dealing with genealogy. I create trees using items I find in old Google News Archive newspapers and I contact other tree owners notifying them about the news item concerning their relative and send them a link to the tree I created. I post a screen print of the news item on the tree for others to copy, so that my work will benefit others. Occasionally, I will post about the tree I created or the item that I found, always with a "how to" in-bedded in the post. I want my blog posts to help others with their family trees or with their genealogy experiences.

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