Is there an easy way to import data from Ancestry.com trees

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I have a tree on Ancestry.com with 38,000 names. It took me 4+ years to input all that information. I generated a GEDCOM file which is too large to be imported into WikiTree. I do not want to re-enter all this info into a new tree.

Any suggestions?

Also I have requested to be a Trusted Member for another member. What is the expected wait time for a response? If I do not get a response what action should I take? Create a duplicate and merge at a later date.
in WikiTree Help by James Batura G2G Crew (790 points)

3 Answers

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Do it in small chunks.  It's easier to manage that way.  You'll find lots of it that is already done and you will just want to edit what's there.
by Stu Ward G2G6 Mach 3 (39.0k points)
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I ran into a similar problem with a GEDCOM. While not nearly as large as yours the prevailing wisdom was that I should break into pieces and upload the fragments. One day when I have lots of spare time I might do just that. Meanwhile, I'm afraid we are not very good at handling GEDCOMs and we are unlikely to benefit from the work you have done.

As for the response time, I believe there is a procedure set out in the help pages for dealing with an unresponsive member.
by Anonymous McCormick G2G6 Mach 5 (55.9k points)
+2 votes

It looks like Stuart and Bill have covered the GEDCOM issue so I'll address the trusted list issue.

You say you have asked for trusted list status for another member. I'm not sure if that is what you actually meant or not so I'll just start by saying we don't ask for trusted list status on another member's profile unless they are family and they want to allow us access.

If you meant you requested access to an ancestor profile managed by another member, then this link will help you understand the steps to take if you get no response.

It is never acceptable to intentionally create a duplicate profile. As outlined in the link above, there are procedures to follow, creating duplicate profiles isn't one of them. It may take some time, but eventually, you will be granted access if there is a good reason for it. You do not need trusted list access to edit open profiles.

by Deb Durham G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)

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