How do I download a GEDcom to post on another site?

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I limited the GEDcom for privacy, but it came with a warning not to make it public, therefore I did not use it.  I want it to contain sources.  How do I accomplish this goal?
in WikiTree Help by A. Curtis G2G4 (4.0k points)
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A suggestion: export a small gedcom and import it into your desktop genealogy program (import it into a new file), run a report with notes, either an ancestry or descendant report (it does not matter which one), and see what you will have to deal with. A large gedcom means a lot of work.
by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (650k points)
Are you saying there is no way to limit a GEDcom to make it downloadable to another site as it is?  I use a tablet, not a desktop computer.  Can't I limit it to only what I have posted to WikiTree and post that elsewhere?  Is there no procedure to do that?

What if I delete, on the other site, what I have not posted.  Or make my tree private?  I want it for my research.  I can direct people to WikiTree to see my tree if that works.
There are only a few options to pick from when you download a gedcom.

Go to the help menu in the upper right corner of the screen. Go to gedcom, and read through the section. You will get to the part about downloading a gedcom from WikiTree.

You choose the starting person, choose ancestors or descendants, and the number of generations (which is limited to 15). There are some options about file size and privacy to pick from as well.

The WikiTree gedcom includes reference numbers in the data fields. They all have the same label, but one is related to the privacy level, the others are a code for the profile manager(s). If your software imports these, it should be easy to pick the one that identifies you (look at the people that only have you as the profile manager) and then export “your people” based on that reference number.

On the tablet perspective ...

I have tried four different tablet-based genealogy systems, quite frankly, I find them less than optimal. Desktop software, in my view, is the better option.

Web-based systems are ok, but they are easier to use on a desktop machine or a laptop.

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