Is it possible to import a family tree file from My Heritage Site?

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I have an extensive tree on My Heritage and would like to know if it is possible to import it instead of re-typing all the information? I have over 900 family members on that tree.
in WikiTree Tech by Monique van Zyl G2G Crew (340 points)
retagged by C S
You can if MyHeritage allows you to export a GEDCOM file. See Magnus' answer for more details.
Please note that there are already 900+ "van Zyl" profiles on Wikitree, so there is a fair chance of duplicates.

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Yes see

  1. Before_importing_a_GEDCOM
  2. You need to spend a lot of time cleaning imported profiles. Example of a Gedcom imported profile
  3. Approval process of a GEDCOM

but as WikiTree is doing genealogy we have in our honour code that all WikiTree profiles should cite sources. 

We strongly encourage new members to begin by manually entering a small number of people from their family before importing a GEDCOM. This is the best way to get a better understanding of WikiTree.

If you upload a GEDCOM please also have sources. To many people have uploaded profiles without sources and that makes it impossible to work together....

From the WikiTree Honor Code

  • We cite sources. Without sources we can't objectively resolve conflicting information.

 

by C S G2G6 Pilot (274k points)
edited by C S

Fortunately, new Gedcom-imported profiles aren't as ugly as that example. The import process has been revised, and it now discards some of the junk.

Here are a couple that were created from a MyHeritage gedcom import that I did a while back, as they appeared when first imported (except that items like Nicknames, Middle Names, and Other Last Names were added post-import):

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