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Saving family tree

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Patricia Report 24 Nov 2017 13:46

Hi, Although I have my tree on here not sure how to back up so I never loose it. Many thanks. Patricia.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 24 Nov 2017 14:55

You won't lose it because it's stored on here. But you would have to be a member to have access to it

Your best bet is to make a gedcom of it and download it to another tree program

I use Family Tree Maker but you have to purchase that one

I believe there are free programs you can download


Kense Report 24 Nov 2017 15:56

You still have access to the tree even if you are not a paying member.

So you can export your tree as a GEDCOM file as back up but don't need to get a family tree program unless the GR program becomes unusable or GR goes out of business.

However it is probably better to do as Shirley says and get a Family Tree Program as that will have a lot of extra useful facilities that GR's tree doesn't.


Patricia Report 24 Nov 2017 16:25

Thank you both for your reply and will look into it. I am a member and although I haven’t added to my tree for some time I certainly would not want to loose any of it after all the long , but rewarding work done......bit late in the day I know but just never thought of it before. Thanks again. Patricia


ArgyllGran Report 24 Nov 2017 21:35

One of the free programs you can download is Rootsmagic Essentials.


grannyfranny Report 27 Nov 2017 19:20

I export my tree after making changes. The gedcom is stored as an email in your inbox until you are ready to put it into a different family tree programme. I use Family Tree Builder which is free on My Heritage, or at least, the basic one is.