How to export part of a tree from Ancestry?

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We keep a huge family tree on Ancestry. My wife recently expanded a branch of that tree, so I'd like to import that branch to Wikitree rather than retype the entire thing.

I know how to export an entire Ancestry tree as a ged file, but I can't find how to extract part of a tree. Does anyone know how to do that? Or how to create a new Ancestry tree from a portion of an existing tree?

Edit...never mind, found this: http://help.ancestry.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1825/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xMzc0NjIwODExL3NpZC9lS0F6ZFp2bA%3D%3D#res3
in The Tree House by Douglas German G2G6 (6.5k points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway
I regret having imported from ancestry trees. The sources become a big mess, with no real links to sources. I'm glad I didn't import 9000 people.
I didn't either it is a lot of work, but I can actually see what is going into WiKi this way.

I have about 7000 or so people. I have found that once I started building WiKi with my relatives, most of them are here already from previous imports etc.

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Douglas, the answer you need may be in this link :

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Splitting_a_GEDCOM

by Maggie N. G2G6 Pilot (809k points)
selected by Keith Hathaway
There's a video by Christa Cowen on splitting Ancestry trees. It generally involves using Family Tree Maker to split the tree offline and then creating the GEDCOM from Family Tree Maker.

You can't do any of this on Ancestry.

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