How to bring my tree over from My Heritage please

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in Genealogy Help by Dawn Kuit G2G Rookie (260 points)
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You can export MyHeritage data as a Gedcom for importation here. (I'll need to open MyHeritage to remember the specific instructions...)

However, before you import a Gedcom, it's generally a good idea to create some profiles manually to get a sense of how things work at WikiTree.
by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
selected by Anonymous Barnett

OK, here are some instructions.

You can export family tree data from MyHeritage through the FamilyTreeBuilder software. (I don't know if you can do it directly from the website version, but you should be able to open a web tree in FamilyTreeBuilder.)

In the File menu, select "Export GEDCOM". You will be led through a fairly long series of menu prompts. Create a descriptive file name, and tell it to put the file in a folder on your computer where you can find it again.  When you are asked whether you want to export the whole tree, or just selected people, choose the "selected people" option.  For your first GEDCOM import, decide on a modest-sized branch of your family tree to start with. I suggest no more than 20-25 people -- maybe this would be all of the descendants and spouses of one of your great-grandmothers who you haven't added manually. (Don't start with a larger number, or the import process will make you crazy.) Then select that person's name from the list you are presented, and choose "Descendants and spouses."

After you've created a Gedcom, you can go to the "Add" menu here and chose GEDCOMs. You will be walked through the import process, which starts with finding that Gedcom file in the computer folder where you saved it.

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First question would be ... how many folks are in your tree?  If it's not a lot then re-entering their profiles would probably be best.  If there are a lot of profiles (say, more than 500 ... depends on how you feel about entering profiles one at a time), then you should probably look at using a GEDCOM ... see: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/GEDCOM

Note that using a GEDCOM will generate a fair number of errors that you will have to go back and correct.  I did a small transfer from MyHeritage (10 or so) just to check out the process and one of the errors was both first and middle names being put into the first name field. 

 

by Bob Jewett G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)

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