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renaming family trees

renaming family trees

Posted: 7 Jan 2013 9:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Jan 2013 9:50PM GMT
After installing upgrade from FTM 2005 to 2012, I had difficulty sync'ing to an existing Family Tree Name on ancestry.com. I downloaded as GEDCOM and ended up with a family tree name that is "XYZABCFAMILY.ged", which is the only way I could sync. Could find no way to get rid of the .ged. Any way to just change the name on both ancestry.com and FTM2012?

Re: renaming family trees

Posted: 8 Jan 2013 12:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
Several ways, but assuming that you have created a tree in FTM with that strange name, simply from the Plan menu go to the rename function.

Otherwise you can use the rename function in Windows explorer


John D
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Re: renaming family trees

Posted: 8 Jan 2013 1:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
With respect, the simple "rename" option may not work. I tried it, and ended up being given lots of search results and hints in a tree which turned out to be the same tree I first created. Ancestry had evidently kept a copy!

I think, having had to split a large tree into manageable branches, that the best tactic may be to de-link the trees, get the FTM tree right (and with the right name), then delete the Ancestry version, and finally link / upload the FTM tree. This seems to work most smoothly.
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