How large is too large for a Gedcom File upload?

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I went to upload my gedcom file and it said that my file is too large. What is the maximum size of a gedcom file to upload?

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in WikiTree Help by Mark Neice G2G Rookie (130 points)

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5000 persons. You are better off breaking the file into smaller parts and working with those. Starting with a small file, say 3 or 4 generations, and working with that is helpful for learning the process.
by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (417k points)
I have over 43,000 people in my file, so that is impossible to break-up. I used to have a WikiTree account, but some how it disappeared.
Mark, it is not impossible to break up.  You can start by importing the gedcom into a desktop genealogy program, then export a gedcom from that which only includes - for example - your maternal great-grandmother's family.  If that's still too large, then go back one more generation to make the splits.  You will end up with several gedcom files, all small enough that they can be imported to WikiTree one at a time.

As to your previous WikiTree account, you can write to info @ wikitree.com (without spaces) and ask if they can combine your current account with your old one.  The good news is that you will have that many fewer people to import from your gedcom, since probably many will match the ones you already added here.

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