How to Export a GEDCOM File from FamilySearch Family Tree

Today I alternated between 😭  and  😡  as I tried to figure out the best way to export my family tree from FamilySearch to Ancestry and MyHeritage, two sites where I have DNA matches and want trees with all my ancestors' descendant lines. This is what I learned.

 

How to Export a GEDCOM File from FamilySearch Family Tree

 

The Short Answer: You can't. FamilySearch doesn't support exporting data as a GEDCOM file. The Better Answer: You can, in a roundabout way. You can Import your way to an Export. The Short Answer - A little background info

 

GEDCOM is an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunications and is a standard file structure for genealogical information. It's the most popular file type used to exchange & share family tree information. If you want a copy of someone's family tree, you ask for a GEDCOM file.

FamilySearch Family Tree is a "one tree" site where they own the fa…

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