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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:39 PM

Question about Ancestry.com: My brother and I have been sharing a membership for a few

years, but he has been the primary user and researched his wife's and our family. They have since divorced, and I'd like to have him transfer the whole section of his ex-wife's ancestry somewhere else. He did it for his son, which is fine, but I'm not interested in having it there whenever I want to get back to genealogy research.

Any ideas?

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Response to LuckyLib (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:44 PM

1. That's a tough question

I've not been in that kind of situation before. I don't know of any way to transfer only part of a tree someplace else. I'd suggest contacting someone at Ancestry to see if someone can help you with that.

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Response to LuckyLib (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 09:46 PM

2. From what I understand, if it's a whole tree, it would need to be...

downloaded as a GEDcom and then uploaded to the new account. The problem is apparently the pic files, etc don't move too.

The only reason I know this is because there was a similar question asked today in a FB genetic genealogy group I'm in called 'DD Social' and I'm pretty sure that's basically what they were told.

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Response to LuckyLib (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 10:46 PM

3. I understand there is a way to split a tree into 2 trees

although I've never done it and don't know how. You might try Ancestry help.

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Response to LuckyLib (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:34 PM

4. From Ancestry, you can duplicate the tree

Recommendation - Backup the entire tree before going through the process.

Ancestry does not care how many trees you have under a membership. I have at least a couple of dozen, mostly my family and my husbands. Some are in-laws, some are trees I did for friends. So your brother could keep the current tree and duplicate it following the directions here:

Duplicate your tree

To create a duplicate tree on Ancestry, download the tree you wish to duplicate, then upload it again as a separate tree. After creating a duplicate tree, you can delete the people that you do not wish to include in the new tree.

When you download a tree from Ancestry, it comes in the form of a GEDCOM file. GEDCOM files are text-only, which means that any media attached to your original tree will not be included in the second tree. Media items will need to be added to the duplicate tree from the original. Facts, notes, and sources are usually retained by a file in GEDCOM format after conversion.

If you plan to alter both trees after creating the duplicate tree, we recommend keeping your original tree as a backup and downloading two copies.
https://support.ancestry.com/s/article/Splitting-your-Ancestry-Member-Tree-1460088580844


That way, he could have one with the ex's family in one for his son, and another just for your family.

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