Can I import a tree?

+2 votes
I have a large family tree on My subscription is about to expire, and they want more money.

I would like to move my tree and abandon MyHeritage.
in WikiTree Tech by Keith Tilton G2G Rookie (190 points)
edited by Ellen Smith

3 Answers

+3 votes

It's been a long time since I used any part of My Heritage other than the offline FamilyTreeBuilder software, but if it is still possible to sync an online tree to the software, your first step should be to download the free FamilyTreeBuilder software. Then sync your online tree to the software. That should save it on your computer, where you can access it and edit it without paying fees to MyHeritage.

And (after that): Yes, you can import family tree data to WikiTree by exporting it from MyHeritage or FamilyTreeBuilder as a GEDCOM file, then uploading the GEDCOM file to WikiTree, comparing your tree to what's already here (most of us find that many of our relatives are here already!) and selectively importing profiles and data that don't duplicate content that's here. See Help:GEDCOM for more information.

by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
+2 votes
Why will you abandon My Heritage?

Even if you cannot renew your subscription, you can still have a free account and you should still be able to access your tree even if you cannot edit or add to it. Others may also want to see it.

I found that I cannot use the Family Tree Builder becasue that seems to be a 32 bit program and my computer has a 64 bit processor.
by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (962k points)
That seems strange, Robynne.  64 bit computers can run 32 bit programs with no problem.  If you are using Windows 10, it is possible that your Family Tree Builder is an older version that is not supported in Windows 10.  If that is the case, you might try to check and see if there is a newer version of Family Tree Builder that can run under Windows 10 (regardless of how many bits it is).
My OS is Windows 7

I only know that I tried to download the Family tree Builder and it could not be installed. So I chose not to bother. I am happy with the Legacy software I use, and very happy with Wikitree!!!
+2 votes

Hi Keith and Welcome to WikiTree!

Here is the Help Page from My Heritage on how to download a GEDCOM file from your Tree(s). How to Export a GEDCOM File 

You may want to look at this page which is a little more in depth on migrating your Family Tree to WikiTree. It has various links to WikiTree Help Pages and some hints and tips. GEDCOM File Usage Primer

And as a new user, you may find this page of some help as it lists many, but not all, Help and Information Pages on WikiTree and what you can do on WikiTree. I call it The Cheat Sheet

Happy WikiTreeing.

by LJ Russell G2G6 Pilot (184k points)

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