Importing data from Ancestry

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I have a lot of data in the WikiTree and that's the forum that I use for sharing with others. However, for research, I tend to use other other facilities - Ancestry being the obvious one - and this often results in the need to synchronize data between the 2 trees.

I realise that I can upload a GedCom of an Ancestry (or any other)  tree to WikiTree but what about individuals or a family, is there a way to upload the data on individuals rather than having to manually transcribe the data from one to the other?
in Genealogy Help by Simon Meade G2G1 (1.2k points)

2 Answers

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Hi Simon.

GEDCOM is the only tool we have for transferring data. Inevitably, a lot will need to be need to be done manually.

by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
+1 vote

If you have a standalone genealogy program on your computer, you can probably create a partial GEDCOM with that.  In the clunky old software I'm using (PAF from, the routine goes:

  1. Save the full file under a different name.
  2. Delete everyone but the people you want to upload.
  3. Export from the software's native file format to a GEDCOM.
  4. Upload the new GEDCOM.


by Fred Remus G2G6 Mach 4 (40.8k points)
Partial GEDCOM

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