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Using the TreeSync feature in Family Tree Maker 2014

Using the TreeSync feature in Family Tree Maker 2014

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How do I use the new TreeSync feature in Family Tree Maker 2014?

Note: This article is only applicable to Family Tree Maker 2014 (for PC). For information about the TreeSync feature in your Family Tree Maker for Mac, please click here.

Family Tree Maker 2014 has a feature that allows you to sync the information between your Family Tree Maker files and your Ancestry account. Once you upload and link your tree to Ancestry, the two trees can be synchronized so that changes made in one tree can be applied to the other tree automatically or manually. To link your trees please follow the instructions listed below.

This article discusses the following:

 

Uploading and Linking a File to Ancestry

If the tree that you would like to link was created in Family Tree Maker, please follow the instructions listed below.

Note: If you are trying to link a file that was created in Ancestry please skip to the Downloading and Linking a File from Ancestry section.

  1. Open the Tree that you would like to upload and link with Ancestry.
  2. Select the Plan workspace in the top left corner of the screen.

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  3. Select the Current Tree tab if it is not currently selected.

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    Note: In Family Tree Maker 2014, the Upload and Link to Ancestry button is located in the lower left-hand corner of the Plan workspace > Current Tree tab.

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  4. Click the Upload and Link to Ancestry button.
  5. The Upload to Ancestry window will be displayed.

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  6. Type in what you would like to name your tree when it is uploaded to Ancestry. Select whether you would like your tree displayed as a public tree. When you are ready to upload your tree, please click OK.
  7. The upload process will begin.
  8. When the upload process is completed your tree will be listed on Ancestry as well as the file that you currently have in Family Tree Maker. These files will synchronize either manually or automatically depending on your settings. For more information on Sync Options, please click here.

 

Downloading and Linking a File from Ancestry

  1. Select the Plan workspace in the top left corner of the screen.

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  2. Select the New Tree tab if it is not currently selected.
  3. Select the Download a tree from Ancestry option.

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    Note: In Family Tree Maker 2014, the Download a tree from Ancestry option is located on the left hand side of the Plan workspace > Current Tree tab.

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  4. Your online family trees will be displayed.
  5. Select the Download button next to the tree that you would like to download.

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  6. The Download From Ancestry window will be displayed.
  7. Enter the name that you would like to save your file as and then click Continue.
  8. Your tree will begin to download.

    Note: This process may take up to a few hours depending on the size of your tree.

  9. When your tree is done downloading you will get a confirmation message. Press the Close button to return to your family tree.

Note: This article is based on an excerpt from the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide. It is included as a digital copy with Family Tree Maker.

 

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