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How do I download images for records in Family Tree Maker?

How do I download images for records in Family Tree Maker?

Answer ID 5198
Downloading record images in Family Tree Maker

When you download your tree from Ancestry into Family Tree Maker, the source citations you have for your tree are included, but the actual image for the citation is not. In the past, you had to both find the record again through a web search and merge it again with your file to include the media, or manually add the media to your tree.

With Family Tree Maker, this process has been simplified by adding a download media button to the source citations.

Downloading Source Media

  • To download source media, you must have a subscription to Ancestry that covers the database the image is coming from. For help using this new feature, please follow the steps below.
  • After downloading the source citation media, the download button will no longer be available for that source citation.
  1. Select the Source button along the top to open the Source workspace

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  2. Navigate to and double click the source citation you want to download the media for

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  3. The Edit Source Citation window will open. Select the Media tab

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  4. If media is available for this citation, you will see a Download button in the bottom right corner of this window. Click this button

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  5. A Media Download window will appear, showing download progress

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  6. Click OK to close this window

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  7. The image for this citation is now downloaded to your computer. You can view it from the Media workspace, or through the source citation directly

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    • As only the media associated with this citation is downloaded, you will need to repeat this process for any other source citations for which you want the media.
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