Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dear Randy: How Do I Create a GEDCOM File From my MyHeritage Tree?

Reader Joan asked me this question recently, and I had to really explore my MyHeritage family tree in order to provide an answer for her.  Here is the process I found that worked for me:

1)  Open your MyHeritage account.

2)  Roll your mouse over the "Family Tree" menu item and see the dropdown menu options:

3)  Click on the >Manage trees" option:

4)  For each of your family trees, there are five Actions on the right-hand side of the screen.  One of them is "Export to GEDCOM."  

5)  Click on "Export to GEDCOM" and a check list opens for you to choose what you want in the GEDCOM file:

6)  Click on the orange button to "Begin the Export."

7)  The export should start and when it's done, you should receive an email from MyHeritage with a link to view it.  

8)  In the email, click the link and the GEDCOM file should download to your computer.  Mine downloaded to my Downloads file folder in Windows 7.  You should rename the file to something you can recall with a .ged file extension and move it to a file folder on your computer where you can access it.

That's it - easy peasy!!  Once you know the secret sauce, of course [I had to use the "Help" link at the bottom of the home page screen].


Disclosure:  I have a complimentary MyHeritage.com subscription, courtesy of MyHeritage.  That does not affect my objectivity in discussing and evaluating their product.

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