How To Export a FamilySearch GEDCOM with RootsMagic

If you want to get a free copy of your FamilySearch family tree to upload to another program or website (Ancestry, MyHeritage, etc) you'll need to use one of FamilySearch's partner programs to get this data. Each of these partners, Ancestral Quest, Legacy Family Tree, and RootsMagic has a free version you can use to export a FamilySearch family tree and create a GEDCOM file, a format universally used for sharing family tree files.

 

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…

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FREE RootsTech 2019 SLC Classes Online

If you're #NotAtRootsTech SLC between Wednesday, February 27th and Saturday, March 3rd, they will be broadcasting the daily general sessions and a few daily classes live, for free each day at RootsTech.org.*

You can also participate live, using social media sites (in the past organizers have used Twitter) to respond to questions or follow conversations by tweeting or using the hashtag #RootsTech or #NotAtRootsTech. You can also follow discussions about RootsTech on social media sites by searching for the hashtag #RootsTech or #NotAtRootsTech.

Free RootsTech 2019 SLC Classes at RootsTech.org

DayTimeClass TitleClass Description. Speaker(s)Wednesday, Feb 27 9:30 am What's New at FamilySearchExplore the latest features and capabilities released on FamilySearch. See the future of FamilySearch. Speaker: Ron TannerWednesday, Feb 27 11:00 am Hear Them Sing! Social History and Family NarrativeDiscover how addition of social history enhances family narratives…
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Is Your Tree Well-Sourced? A Free Visual Check Using a Fan Chart

FamilySearch has a Fan Chart display mode you can use as a visual aid to see if your tree has source citations for each person. The tree is color-coded; the darker the color, the more source citations. This is a great tool to help you see which family lines need more research and sourcing.

 

FamilySearch family trees are community-owned trees that anyone can change. That makes one person's research vulnerable to the human error of all others but can also make for a better-researched tree with multiple contributors.

 

 

A Well-Sourced Tree at FamilySearch

This is my husband's family tree. The color key for this chart is:

darkest orange color represents people with 10+ source citationsmedium orange represents 5-9 source citationslight orange represents 1-4 source citationswhite represents 0 (zero) source citations

As you can see from his tree, most of his tree is well-sourc…

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