How may I transfer a GEDCOM from my Family Tree at FamilySearch.org?

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How may I get information from my Family Tree at familysearch.org into this Wiki?  I am unclear on how to create and transfer a GEDCOM file.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Richard Bennett
asked in Genealogy Help by Richard Bennett G2G Crew (340 points)
retagged by Doug Lockwood

Thank you everyone for the help.  Unfortunately the observations that I may not download info from FamilySearch.org looks to be correct.  Here is what they say:  

"You cannot download information from the new FamilySearch system or from Family Tree by exporting to a GEDCOM file. However, you can purchase other programs certified by FamilySearch that will let you download information."

I've been looking into the suggested programs, but they seem to all be for Windows computers and I use a Mac.  I'll look into MacFamilyTree and Evidentia to see if those will work.

Thanks again, 

Richare Bennett

3 Answers

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I retagged your question. Check out the answers below.
answered by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
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Hi Richard,

As Doug indicated, it will help you a lot to read previous answers to this question.  That will give the the most complete understanding.

The quick of it is, you would want to be logged onto your FamilySearch site, then find the option to download a gedcom.  You might have to specify some specifics but it will be user friendly.  The file might be sent right away or you might wait overnight while the file is generated, sent, and received through different servers and time zones.  This gedcom gets saved to your computer.  Edit it if you wish using desktop software.  When you are ready, upload to wikitree.  There are easy to follow instructions on this in the help section.  Once uploaded, it will be checked for matches with the existing tree, then you are on your way!

I hope this helps,

Robert
answered by Keith Hathaway G2G6 Pilot (595k points)

Roots Magic has a free standard edition :

http://familyhistorylab.byu.edu/261/lesson-1

I should change the statement in my answer to "Ancestry" in place of "FamilySearch".
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Correct me if I am wrong but one can not download a gedcom from Family Search Tree.

If you have ROOTS MAGIC or LEGACY, or perhaps even ANCESTRAL QUEST you can interact with FAMILY SEARCH TREE through these softwares to gather your data, and thereby, produce a gedcom from these programs to upload here.

See  https://help.familysearch.org/publishing/816/110088_f.SAL_Public.html

answered by Maggie N. G2G6 Pilot (563k points)

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