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GEDCOM - How export from Legacy to a different program

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If you want to send all of the information in your family file, or just a part of it, to someone who is not using Legacy, you can do so by exporting a GEDCOM file.

To export a GEDCOM file from Legacy Family Tree:

  1. Choose Export to > GEDCOM File from the File menu. The GEDCOM Export window appears.
  2. In the Produce file for: box, select GEDCOM 5.5. (Standard).
  3. Select your export options.
  4. When you are ready to export, click the Select File Name and START EXPORT button.  Legacy prompts you for a file name and location, and then creates the GEDCOM file for you. Remember the location on your hard drive where you save the GEDCOM file. You will need to be able to locate it in order to upload it or attach it to an e-mail message.
  5. Please don’t hesitate to click the Help button if you need additional information.

For related information, please see the short article “Legacy tip: how to isolate and send just a branch of the family tree in an email” at