How To Export a FamilySearch GEDCOM with RootsMagic – updated 12/1/23

RootsMagic is one of the FamilySearch partners that allows you to download your FamilySearch tree and create a GEDCOM file. RootsMagic has free and subscription options and both allow you to download your tree from FamilySearch.


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 or purchase a version here. At, next to RootsMagic Essentials 9, select Download a new page will open, filling in your name, address, and email are optional; Select Downloadwhere you'll need to type in your First Name, Last Name, email address, and verify your email address,…
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