A User’s Guide to the New FamilySearch Website (December 2012)

Creating a GEDCOM File

Warning: The new FamilySearch website is being phased out. These documents are not being updated and may not be current. Please encourage users to use Family Tree instead.

The new FamilySearch website accepts GEDCOM files with 1,000 or fewer individuals. If your personal database contains more than 1,000 individuals, you have to divide your information into smaller GEDCOM files. Then contribute each file separately.

To create a GEDCOM file, you need a computer program like Personal Ancestral File to put your information in.
Note: If you do not have Personal Ancestral File or a similar program, you can enter your information directly into the new FamilySearch website instead.

For instructions on how to create a GEDCOM file, please check the instructions that come with your family history computer program.

Related concepts
What Is GEDCOM?
Related tasks
Contributing a GEDCOM File
Creating a GEDCOM File in Personal Ancestral File
Transferring Information from Personal Ancestral File to a Third-Party Computer Program
Related reference
Types of Information to Include in a GEDCOM File
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