When you die, you may want your DNAdeleted permanentlyassigned to a beneficiary to manage so it can be used for matchesassigned to a beneficiary for other purposes including downloading the data for use on other sites or using your test sample for further DNA testing.
Whatever your desires, you should make them as explicit as possible because in the absence of your directive, many places are treating your digital assets as part of your estate and they are managed at the discretion of the executor of your estate.
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Here's FamilySearch's statement:
"Currently we are not able to export data from Family Tree to a GEDCOM file. Use one of the Family Tree certified programs, i.e. Ancestral Quest, Legacy Family Tree, or RootsMagic to import data from Family Tree into one of the programs and then create a GEDCOM."
First, you'll need to download a free version of RootsMagic.
At rootsmagic.com and in the header menu, select Downloads, then select Trial Vers…
ThruLines™ may become a great tool but it's also like leaving a kid in a candy store because they just took the simplest, most potentially unresearched material and put it all within easy grasp in a tempting display. I'm loving it! If you haven't felt the addictive pull of genealogy before, buckle up.
Who Can See ThruLines?
To see ThruLines at Ancestry you need to have:Taken an AncestryDNA testChosen to see and be seen by your DNA MatchesMake sure your DNA test is correctly linked to a tree at AncestryMake sure your tree is sea…