Every 12 to 18 months I try to upload a new GEDCOM to MyHeritage so that I can received Record Matches to the new profiles I have added to my RootsMagic family tree, and also to try to help MyHeritage find common ancestors for my MyHeritageDNA matches by expanding the descendants of my 4th and 5th great-grandparents.
I make excellent progress every fall and winter in adding new profiles – mostly descendants of my ancestors – to my RootsMagic tree (I lose 2-3 genealogy hours a day due to baseball games on TV in the spring and summer!). I now have three trees on MyHeritage:
* October 2018 – 50,883 profiles. This one is connected to my DNA and I haven’t figured out how to delete it.
* January 2020 – 56,012 profiles. This one is probably superfluous now.
* April 2021 – 62,622 profiles. This is totally up-to-date as of today, but it will be out-of-date soon. I want to connect it to my DNA test. Maybe someone can help me figure this out!
In RootsMagic 7, I created a GEDCOM file using File > Export and selecting the information to include. Here is the progress near the end of the GEDCOM creation:
The GEDCOM creation took less than 5 minutes, and resulted in a 59 mb file. I saved it to my RootsMagic > GEDCOM file folder on my computer.
Then I uploaded it to MyHeritage using Family Tree > Import GEDCOM and telling MyHeritage the file path and file name:
This took about an hour to complete because it’s a BIG tree. I went out and did some yard work and got some sun and watered the plants for the first time in months. They loved it!
When I came back in, the GEDCOM file had been uploaded and I made myself the primary person in it. MyHeritae lets the user make a 10-generation fan chart – here’s part of mine:
Disclosure: I receive a complimentary subscription to MyHeritage, and have received other material consideration in past years. I uploaded my autosomal DNA raw data to their DNA product. This does not affect my objective analysis of MyHeritage products.
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Posted On: April 7, 2021 at 04:14PM