Glad I could help, but I have forwarded you email from David Lee, who has a better answer. I tried his trick in Ancestry:
· Go to Ancestry.ca and go to your client’s family tree page.
· Near the top there is a link, “Tree pages”
· Hover over it and you can see a choice, “Tree settings”. Click it.
· On the Tree Settings page, on the right, is “Manage your tree” and a button, “Export tree”.
· That brings up another button, “Download your GEDCOM file” along with a download tips hyperlink.
I haven’t tried the rest of the process but it should be self-directing. As with the nature of GEDCOM files, you may not get all the information extracted, but it should be a lot better than typing!
Thank you for your reply. My client wants to go from Ancestry to a software program. She has her family tree blocked on Ancestry so only she can see it. I will let her know what you said.
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From: Jim Benedict
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2011 8:16 PM
Subject: RE: Ancestry.ca
I think your client is hoping to transfer the family information FROM Ancestry and move it TO a genealogy program, rather than the other way around. Unfortunately, Ancestry does not have a method of exporting from Ancestry.ca to a GEDCOM file. If this is the direction your client wants to go, then I don’t see any easy way to do it; it will have to be re-typed.
One likely reason for this blockage is that any visitor to your client’s Ancestry.ca family tree could just lift the years of work in a few clicks. That would be bad publicity for Ancestry.
I am working with a client and she is doing her family tree on Ancestry.ca. Is there any way, short of re-typing all of her information, that she can put the family tree into a genealogy program? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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