My gedcom is over 7000 individuals. Is there a way to prune it?

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First off, WikiTree cannot handle a GEDCOM of more than 5, 000.  So YES, you'll need to prune it.  Most sites and genealogy database programs will allow you to do this PRIOR to creating or sending the GEDCOM.


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by Keith Baker G2G6 Pilot (101k points)
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First I am not an expert on this, but what I’d do is load it into one of the family history programs on your computer, if you don’t have one you can still get PAF for free. If you don’t already have one.

Here is the link:

Then split your family tree by extracting two gedcom files.

in PAF you do this by going to file >export > and at the bottom is an option to export all or partial export, use this to split the file.

An obvious split would be to do a gedcom of your mothers side and then another from you fathers side.

Hope this helps

by Peterson Cobbett G2G6 Mach 2 (20.1k points)

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