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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.

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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