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 family tree and everyone adds to it and grows the tree. Be…
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#FamilyHistoryMonth Day 4 – Free FindMyPast Offerings

  FindMyPast is a family history company based in the UK and its primary focus is UK records but it also has U.S., Canada, and other collections as well.   FindMyPast has some exclusive images from UK parish records which are quite helpful if you have ancestry here. Some FindMyPast freebies include: Building a free family tree, you can import a GEDCOM file or add names one by one                         US Census records, including the 1790 US Census, 1830 US Census, 1840 US Census, and 1940 US Census; you'll need to register for free in order to see search results                             US BillionGraves Index, FindMyPast lets you search the US BillionGraves index for free to find an ancestor's burial site, which may include a …
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#FamilyHistoryMonth – see the latest free MyHeritage products

    On Day 3 of #FamilyHistoryMonth see the latest free MyHeritage products!     MyHeritage is a fee/subscription family history site specializing in online family tree hosting and building online digitized record searching and DNA testing and matching. In addition to these subscription services, they offer some free help to anyone with an interest in genealogy or family history.   Some free MyHeritage offers include:   Free family tree building for basic sites with a limit of 250 people and 500 MB storage                             Upload your DNA from Ancestry, FamilyTreeDNA, or 23andMe, and receive free Ethnicity Estimates and DNA Matches at MyHeritage                 Free genealogy software, Family Tree B…
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