How to import a tree from family search

+6 votes
I use an iPad. I have several trees on family

I'm not sure how to import or upload my trees from there to here. I also use mobile family tree. I only have an iPad not desktop.

Thank you for my help
in Genealogy Help by Living Acaba G2G Crew (690 points)
edited by Living Sälgö

 Lessoned learned is 

  1. it is better to create profiles manually than import unsourced GEDCOM profiles - quality before quantity
  2. you have a big family tree we strongly encourage you to import just a piece at a time. See splitting a GEDCOM.
There is only one tree on FamilySearch. You may have several family lines there but they are part of one tree.

I agree with everything Magnus said. And you don't know what other people or FamilySearch itself has added to the profiles you have in their tree.

I have families on FamilySearch and every week I have to check to see what other people have added to profiles I watch. It's not just people either, some of it is by FamilySearch itself.
Thank you for your help. I will try some of the suggestions.
Absolutely. I agree. There are a lot of mistakes of family search. I have found several mistakes made during indexing. I try to correct these when possible. I also keep an I on my tree to see if any one has made any changes. I try to only add information that has an official record i.e. Birth death marriage naturalization records. I'm very careful about what I add. It can be very tedious. I've been working on 2 grandparents and one great great great grandparent for over 1 year looking for actual birth or baptism records before I put in birth dates. Instead of guessing.

Thank you for all input.

4 Answers

+3 votes
I can't see where FamilySearch supports downloading a GEDCOM from their Family Tree. I had a look in their help pages and Wiki and couldn't see anything about it.

Someone else may know. I suspect you need a computer of some sort to do this, however.
by Rosemary Jones G2G6 Pilot (245k points)
+4 votes
Alma, To my knowledge there is no way to export a GEDCOM from at this time. There has been talk about setting something up on WikiTree that would enable a simple way to create a profile on here using data from a familysearch record but if or when that would happen I have no knowledge.
by Dale Byers G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
+2 votes
Thank you so much for all the helpful comments. I will try some of the suggestions.
by Living Acaba G2G Crew (690 points)
Thank you to everyone for your help.
+3 votes
Not that I'm a big fan of GEDCOM imports (I've been on for over 18 months now and I'm STILL finding issues created by that stupid import... grrr..), but apparently there might be a creative way to get your data into a GEDCOM from Family Search through a third party utility.


They pretty much recommend you purchase a separate app to do this transfer of information:

Good luck but as others have cautioned, just be aware that a GEDCOM won't always transfer everything you think it will, and the more you transfer, the more cleanup you may end up having to do. That being said, try a small sample at first - see if it works the way you like it - and then try a larger group if it ends up working alright for you.
by Scott Fulkerson G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
Thank you for your help. I actually did purchase Mobile Family tree 7 for my iPad. I do like that. I just don't know how to import from that to wiki or tribal. Thanks

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