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Offline Macushla

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Trees - Leg*cy 9.0 and *ncestry
« on: Saturday 10 October 20 02:31 BST (UK) »
I get very tangled in trees and all of my bits and pieces of research, and tend to be obsessed with family history for a while and then leave it for months or even years at a time.

I'd been trying to work out if I should use the Legacy system I had downloaded or just keep my tree on Ancestry and I wanted to check; if I let go of my Ancestry subscription, am I still able to access the tree I have built there? I am assuming that links to records found within Ancestry would not work, but would the tree remain?

Sorry to have been on here over the years for so long and still be struggling with the basics! I want to use Ancestry but don't know if I'm better to build a tree on Legacy and attempt to transfer records from there to Ancestry if that makes sense? I've never done the GEDCOM thing so not sure how it works.

Thanks to anyone who responds who can make sense of what I'm saying  :-[.

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Re: Trees - Leg*cy 9.0 and *ncestry
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 10 October 20 04:49 BST (UK) »
Having a copy of your tree offline makes sense.  But duplicating your work on Legacy and Ancestry sounds like a lot of needless work.  You might consider using Family Tree Maker as your offline or working program because it syncs with Ancestry.  Just a suggestion.
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Re: Trees - Leg*cy 9.0 and *ncestry
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 10 October 20 09:53 BST (UK) »
I ceased my Ancestry subscription some years ago.

I can still access all of my trees, and even update them.
I can even create new trees!

But, I don't have access to any Ancestry images.

A GEDCOM file is essentially a specialised text file.
It won't contain any images; only the data.
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Re: Trees - Leg*cy 9.0 and *ncestry
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 10 October 20 13:18 BST (UK) »
I'm glad to know that my Ancestry info is safe and will be accessible even without a subscription, thanks, KGarrad.

uk4753, I have somehow managed to download both Family Tree Maker and Legacy. Unfortunately FTM is the 2012 version and I don't seem to be able to update it to 2019, so I can't upload between FTM and Ancestry. I will keep trying; I have a couple of other ideas to get it updated.

Many thanks to you both; I have real trouble in being organised, so your help means more than you know.

M.