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exporting my Tree back into Legacy software

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Re: exporting my Tree back into Legacy software

Posted: 24 Nov 2012 9:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have just finished reading the thread from origin thru MSG 12 sent in Apr or Aug I think.

The only thing I did not see was any mention of the personal computer program Family Tree Maker which is a relatively inexpensive product now available from (I have been purchasing versions for at least 10 years -- just never had time to really use it.). For the last 6 months, I have been using it in combination with Family Tree Maker has features like merging duplicates not available in online and there are features in not available in Family TreeMaker so I use both and keep them synced.

But for one of the major concerns I saw in the thread -- a safe backup on the PC (and I'm pretty sure a Mac version), it is there and very easy to use. However the only export I have seen so far from Family Tree Maker is to export to an online tree at

For the record, I have been working with and Family Tree Maker for the last 6 months and have about 7800 people in the tree so far, plus even more images & stories, with about 13800 untraced hints.

I have just seen info re Legacy and purchased my first complete version. Ergo, I have the same problem -- figuring out how to sync info -- in reverse from the main topic of the thread.

It appear to me that I need to keep working in until I exhaust the info, exporting via GEDCOM into Legacy from time to time to explore the reporting facilities which may be better.

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