Hi, on the back of this thread, how do you actually import from Ancestry.com? What is the process? Thanks.
@Chookybirdy, import what, to where?
If you're talking about your family tree that you've entered in Ancestry that you now want to transfer wholesale to FamilySearch's collaborative Family Tree, then in my (strongly held) opinion, the answer is: please don't. Many of the people in your files probably already have a profile here. (If you have LDS relatives, then change that "many" to "most".)
If you just want to upload your data to the Genealogies section -- which is basically a publicly-searchable cloud backup service for genealogy files -- then you'll need to get it into the GEDCOM format, and then go to FamilySearch - Search - Genealogies. Scroll down to the bottom, click the "Upload Your Individual Tree" button, and follow the prompts. It's been too long since I've done it for me to remember the details, but unless they've changed things, it will make it seem as if transferring your data to the collaborative tree is a necessary part of the process, but don't believe it. You are not required to use the compare-and-add process on your file, and in my (even more strongly held) opinion, you very much shouldn't, because said process is badly flawed: the comparison misses the majority of actual matches, while offering up so many false matches that one is practically forced to just dismiss everything -- and all this in a vacuum of information about what is actually in the communal Tree.
so, just to be sure, the 100's of ancestors that I have researched on Ancestry.com need to be individually entered by me into familysearch? I am willing to do that, but it seems like a huge waste of time if there is an easier way.
I bet most of your ancestors are already in FamilySearch. Most of mine were. You should look first.