How do I convert my online tree to one I can edit in Family Tree Builder?

If you built your family tree on your family site on and would like to start using Family Tree Builder please follow the steps below to transfer your project to Family Tree Builder:

1. Open the Family Tree Builder software. If you don’t have the software installed, click here to download the latest version.

2. From the top menu click on ‘File’ menu and select ‘Restore Projects’. 

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3. In the screen that opens, select the “Restore from online family site” option and click on the ‘Next’ button.

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4. The next screen will display all family trees that exist under your account. Choose the family trees you want to restore and click ‘Download now’.

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5. If the family tree contains any photos, you will be prompted to restore the photos from your family site.

That’s it! Your family tree should be restored from your online family site.

Note, if you built your family tree in Family Tree Builder and need to get a copy of your tree from your family site, you should be here: Can I restore my Family Tree Builder tree from my family site?