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Updating Ancestry public trees from laptop data?
« on: Tuesday 02 January 18 09:57 GMT (UK) »
I maintain my genealogical data on my laptop, with multiple levels of backup.

I have previously (on occasion) upload a GEDCOM of my data up to an Ancestry private tree; this helps me with searching, since Ancestry will auto-fill the parameters for an individual. When either working to extend the reach of my research, or "infilling" data as Ancestry bring new sources on line, this is very helpful.

I have not found a way to refresh/sync the tree by uploading a new GEDCOM to it. This isn't really a problem, I just delete the old tree, and make a new one from the new upload. Simples!

Enter DNA.

It is now important to me that I can allow selected people (cousins discovered via DNA matches) to see my tree. So I want to allow them to view it. Of course, given the nature of DNA research, I will shortly be updating my database quite a lot.  :)

But if I upload by making a new tree (my previous technique) all the people granted access to the old tree will be shut out.

So - what's the best way to upload/sync my database up to Ancestry?

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(I will NEVER make changes to the Ancestry tree, so I will never need to transfer data the other way)

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Re: Updating Ancestry public trees from laptop data?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 11:58 GMT (UK) »
What programme are you using on your laptop
As I believe Ancestry only allow their Family treemaker and Roots Magic to sync but could be wrong

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Re: Updating Ancestry public trees from laptop data?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 12:05 GMT (UK) »
What programme are you using on your laptop
As I believe Ancestry only allow their Family treemaker and Roots Magic to sync but could be wrong

Ancestry no longer own FTM, it is owned by MacKiev. The only one it will sync with now is FTM2017. I don't know about RootsMagic.
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Re: Updating Ancestry public trees from laptop data?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 12:09 GMT (UK) »
I think you will have to re-invite everyone each time you create a new tree unless you purchase some software which will sync with Ancestry. Your choices are either FTM , from Software McKiev, or Roots Magic, which I don't think has quite the same functionality as FTM. I watched a video about it a while back when I was considering changing. I think this is it :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDOlq7EFIWA
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Re: Updating Ancestry public trees from laptop data?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 12:12 GMT (UK) »

I have the basic free version of Rootsmagic and it syncs with the tree that I have on Family Search.  But seems that they now include Ancestry

https://www.rootsmagic.com/ancestry/
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Re: Updating Ancestry public trees from laptop data?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 13:04 GMT (UK) »
I use Gramps/Linux.

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Re: Updating Ancestry public trees from laptop data?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 17:13 GMT (UK) »

My Resident Nerd says if you are using Linux you can sometimes get programmes written for Windows to work if you run them through "Wine". It may or may not work, but he reckons it's always worth a try. ;)

This may be worth a look:

http://www.ssdirect.com/news/solved-rootsmagic7-on-ubuntu-linux  ;) ;)
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Re: Updating Ancestry public trees from laptop data?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 17:19 GMT (UK) »

My Resident Nerd says if you are using Linux you can sometimes get programmes written for Windows to work if you run them through "Wine". It may or may not work, but he reckons it's always worth a try. ;)

This may be worth a look:

http://www.ssdirect.com/news/solved-rootsmagic7-on-ubuntu-linux  ;) ;)

Hmm. I'd then have to work out how to get my data from Gramp to a Wine Resident roots magic.

Still, a tricky option is better than no options.

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Re: Updating Ancestry public trees from laptop data?
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 18:15 GMT (UK) »

I don't know if it will work, but you could try converting the Gramp to a Gedcom and then loading it onto the Rootsmagic.

It may just take a little research but it probably could be done.    This may help

http://www.genealogywise.com/forum/topics/importing-ancestrycom-data
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