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How to TRANSFER a Tree from one Account to another Account in Ancestry
« on: Saturday 21 December 19 07:57 GMT (UK) »
I have searched here and only found topics relating to Merging Trees within the one account.

I have been paying for 2 Ancestry accounts for a couple of years.  One has only my Mother's FT in it, and unfortunately that is the 'Mum's family Tree' that I have spent litterally hundreds of hours working on and have uploaded nearly 1,000 files to.
We created this account for her when we gave them both DNA tests a few years back and I didn't know that I could 'manage' both Mum and Dad's DNA test in the one account.

Is there anyway of 'Transferring' a tree from one Ancestry Account to another?
(FINGERS CROSSED!!!)

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Leanne
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Re: How to TRANSFER a Tree from one Account to another Account in Ancestry
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 21 December 19 09:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi Leanne

I would download the tree and then upload it to the other account.


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Re: How to TRANSFER a Tree from one Account to another Account in Ancestry
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 21 December 19 13:49 GMT (UK) »
Have you tried it yet, Leanne?

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Re: How to TRANSFER a Tree from one Account to another Account in Ancestry
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 21 December 19 14:09 GMT (UK) »
Hi Gadget,

Thank you very much for your reply.
I had a feeling this was going to be the only / 'best' way to do it... and yes, I did that about a month ago.

The biggest issue with this is that the export/import only contains data files, not the files & photos I have uploaded and spent literally 100s x x x of hours uploading, linking to the relevant people, adding details, links etc.

I have an enormous amount of rework to do it seems! :( :(

Now would like to see what I can do to help others not making the same mistake.
Would be great if they posted some sort of 'warning' / message, with links to articles that explain.

Again, do appreciate your time Gadget!

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Leanne
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Re: How to TRANSFER a Tree from one Account to another Account in Ancestry
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 21 December 19 14:16 GMT (UK) »
I did suspect that would be the case.

I'm not sure that if you link the tree to the other account it will remain viewable if you stop the other account. It might be worth contacting them.

I have got my main tree(s) off line (using Family Historian) with all the extra info and photos there. I  uploaded a minimal tree to Ancestry when I did a DNA test.  This has produced quite a lot of common ancestor links though.

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Re: How to TRANSFER a Tree from one Account to another Account in Ancestry
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 21 December 19 14:26 GMT (UK) »
I've just been reading your other thread and wondering if you could do a swap the other way and keep your mother's account and transfer the other tree to that account as it might have less to upload  :-\
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Re: How to TRANSFER a Tree from one Account to another Account in Ancestry
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 21 December 19 14:26 GMT (UK) »
(grrr things I hate = 'Internet interuptions as you 'post' replies! )

Just lost my reply to you :(  Take 2!...

My understanding is that if you stop paying the subscription, you do still have everything in the tree available, just can't add, access hints etc.   Certainly am hoping so as I only have 4 more months 'paid' to re-do a lot of info!

Haven't heard of 'Family Historian' and will check it out.
Until I found this website last night, have been fumbling my way alone in the dark. 

Thanks again for your time and help Gadget!
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Re: How to TRANSFER a Tree from one Account to another Account in Ancestry
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 21 December 19 14:29 GMT (UK) »
https://www.family-historian.co.uk/

You could get a free trial to see how you like it.
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