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 Living Sälgö
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 Living Sälgö G2G6 Pilot (275k points)
edited by Living Sälgö

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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