Ancestry Gedcom file


Pat Haefner
 

Perfect.


On Thu, Aug 26, 2021 at 8:35 AM Mike Tate <post@...> wrote:

No, use Roots Magic, which is free.



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Pat Haefner
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Mike Tate
 

No, use Roots Magic, which is free.


Pat Haefner
 

Thanks Mike,

I just read through the info so other then buying FTM my only other option is to download all of my media one by one from Ancestry and then save it in FH. Is that about right?

Thanks,
Pat


Mike Tate
 

Welcome Pat.

That is a common problem that users encounter when migrating from online trees to PC based genealogy programs.

Online trees from such as Ancestry and FindMyPast do NOT export the Media with the GEDCOM.

What you can see are the Media records that are trying to link to the online Media, but can never succeed.

 

The FHUG Knowledge Base has advice for users migrating from other products and importing to Family Historian.

https://fhug.org.uk/kb/kb-article/importing-to-family-historian/

The section on ‘Import from Ancestry website’ has specific advice on using Family Tree Maker or Roots Magic as an intermediary to preserve Media.

 

Regards, Mike Tate

 


Pat Haefner
 

I am new to FH. I uploaded my Ancestry file to FH version 6.2.7, when I look at the media window it shows that they are there but I can't view them. What happened and can I fix this so I don't lose all of my media. 

Thanks
Pat