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Fri Sep 16, 2022, 12:46 AM

I've been using Ancestry and Family Search for 8 families, but the tree has exploded.

1) Does anyone know if/how I can pull each family branch out of the tree and make separate trees? The trees are so big, I can't see how I can print them out.

2) Does anyone know if I can send information from Family Search to Ancestry or vice versa, or do I have to reenter all that info? I've never shared. Could that be a method? Ancestry and Family Search are both by the Mormon church, but FS is free and Ancestry is pretty expensive. I actually have had more success with FS.

3) When you have your tree open, there are arrows to the right of the individual boxes which you can click on and it takes you to the next generation, if there is one. On some of my branches, I ended up with kings/queens of Earls, Dukes, etc. Some of the Dukes/Earls I knew about, but when I asked for my relationship to the kings and queens on a couple, a posting said since they were over 14 generations, they couldn't tell me if there was a link.

Is there a way I can start a branch off further into the tree so that the generations shown are less than 15? I'd love to know if the royalty is any relation. With all I've found, you'd think I would have ended up with a jewel or two, right? Maybe trickle down some gold coins. Sheesh!

Thanks in advance for any info. This project is addicting.

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Reply I've been using Ancestry and Family Search for 8 families, but the tree has exploded. (Original post)
Frustratedlady Sep 16 OP
kewhawaii Sep 16 #1
Frustratedlady Sep 16 #2
GentryDixon Sep 16 #3

Response to Frustratedlady (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 01:23 AM

1. Yes, you can...

make multiple family trees. Mine grew unwieldy, so I created separate trees for myself and my wife, plus one other. And while we are at it, does anyone know what happens if you wish to unsubscribe from Ancestry.com? Do you lose access? My problem is that I would not mind transferring data to MacFamily Tree, but that seems daunting. The idea behind doing so is that at some point I will want to unsubscribe from Ancestry simply because I do not wish to pay the annual subscription indefinitely.

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Response to kewhawaii (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 05:31 AM

2. Thank you for your confirmation about splitting trees.

Now, how? Can I start by entering my name and it will automatically build my tree with what I already entered? Then, start my husband's branch? I sure don't want to mess up anything. I just couldn't see how I could print it out due to the size.

I'd also like to know if this info could be archived for later without paying every year. I won't be around a whole lot longer and this is more or less for my children/grands. I have written some books on 3 sections of the family, but would love to merge the branches and anecdotes. There are some interesting stories. It may be a useless exercise if no one is interested in family history, but I would have tried.

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Response to kewhawaii (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 05:43 AM

3. I let my subscription lapse after many years of paying for access.

I can still pull up my tree with my password, but cannot make any changes without re-subscribing. I finally had to block emails from other Ancestry members making suggestions or asking questions about my tree.

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