How to export part of a tree from Ancestry?

+8 votes
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:
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.

1 Answer

+6 votes
Best answer

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

by Maggie N. G2G Astronaut (1.0m 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.

Related questions

+7 votes
1 answer
523 views asked Jul 5, 2016 in The Tree House by B Collett G2G2 (2.8k points)
+5 votes
2 answers
397 views asked Aug 25, 2017 in Genealogy Help by Pam Sharp G2G1 (1.3k points)
+5 votes
1 answer
+5 votes
2 answers
+5 votes
1 answer
222 views asked Jun 2, 2017 in WikiTree Tech by Eugene Harfst G2G Crew (310 points)
+11 votes
0 answers
+9 votes
2 answers
+7 votes
3 answers
252 views asked Jul 16, 2015 in WikiTree Tech by DJ Malloy G2G Crew (620 points)
+3 votes
1 answer
265 views asked Jun 11, 2015 in The Tree House by Dawn S G2G Crew (680 points)

WikiTree  ~  About  ~  Help Help  ~  Search Person Search  ~  Surname:

disclaimer - terms - copyright