Uploading of my family tree only partial.
I have a large tree on ancestry co.uk I have uploaded it to family search but appear to be faced with the job of transferring 3,500 individuals onto the Family Search tree manually! FS has only accepted 2500 names. Is there any way around this ?
Are you aware that the Family Search tree follows a model that is completely and utterly different from Ancestry's?
On FamilySearch, the Family Tree is all one big, communal tree. Anyone can edit anything in it, after signing in, and nobody can claim any sort of ownership over any profiles for deceased people. The lofty and distant goal is to eventually have one and only one profile for every person who ever lived.
Because of the "and only one" goal, adding an entire imported genealogy file to Family Tree is a Bad Idea. This is partly due to the basic nature of the communal tree, which likely already has profiles for quite a few of your relatives. The other reason is FamilySearch's faulty import tool, which fails to find existing profiles, suggests matches that aren't even remotely the same, and most importantly, fails to give sufficient visibility into existing data to make good decisions.
There is a place on FamilySearch where imported GEDCOM files can go: the Genealogies section, also sometimes referred to as the Pedigree Resource File. This is essentially a form of "cloud backup" for your work, but with the added benefit of being publicly viewable and searchable. In Genealogies, nobody can edit anything, although you are free to delete your file any time, and/or to upload another one. If you've already uploaded your file, then it is already in Genealogies, and you don't need to do anything further with it.
The missing people from your file may not be marked "deceased" in a way that FS's process accepts. It has been a few years since I last dealt with it, but I seem to recall them not following the file specifications: I remember going through my file (manually, in a text editor) and adding a "Y" to every DEAT field. Another possible reason for their absence is a file size limit. I spent several minutes poking around and could not find any information on this. (My upload was only 700 people, and I thought that was pretty big....)2
Thank you posting your question in the community. You have asked about your GEDCOM that you uploaded from Ancestry. We are sorry, but there is not a way around the problem that you face. We have included a help article that may be of help to you. In the article it suggests If you plan to copy the information to Family Tree, we recommend that you submit small GEDCOM files of no more than100 name. After the upload, smaller files make the compare and copy process easier to manage.
If you intend to simply preserve and share your file, it can contain up to 100 MB.
The lost names is more that likely due to the size of the file. The bottom of the article has links to other articles that maybe of help to you in the future.0
@Julia Szent-Györgyi the husband of my 2nd cousin uploaded his GEDCOM to the FS tree 3 days ago. I've spent most of my waking hours since then merging and cleaning up the duplicates he created. And his GEDCOM was only 464 people.🤐1
@Áine Ni Donnghaile, my sympathies! I wish FS would change the upload process to stop after the upload. This is the one place where burying a function underneath extra clicks and scrolling would be a Good Thing, but it is still just like it was years ago: it presents adding the file to the tree as if that were the required second and third steps of a three-step process.2
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Uploading a gedcom should populate the family tree on a user's account
I am faced with adding 3500 names one by one after the site has accepted 2400. I'm not sure that I can face this! What a shame. I love the site but it has not made allowances for this kind of volume. Pity :(
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Why has family search deleted my grandmother?
Thank you for the sympathetic replies here. FS is such a good resource and this is doubtless partly why I was thinking of transferring across from Ancestry for this reason. I will have to think hard before I consider spending the best part of a year transferring infromation.
To be fair the result is exactly why I would rather be here. I have become utterly weary on Ancestry of untangling the results of people not taking citations seriously (possibly I did not check enough at the beginning) and duplicating each other's horrible errors via 'Tree HInts'. This seems to happen particularly when an aristocratic line gets into the mix. I kind of hunger sets up and facts get fudged. In addition, these old families all had the same few first names and all sorts of uncited assumptions are made.
Ancestry has excellent customer support which saves a lot of floundering and misery!
The little available here on FS is almost hostile in its assumption that we can cope and there is nowhere to talk or chat with help.
I'll see if I have the time and courage in the long run!0