Family Tree

How do I merge two family trees?

It is possible to merge two family tree projects using our Family Tree Builder software, but we do not recommend merging large family trees, as duplicate

How do I import a GEDCOM file in Family Tree Builder?

You can easily import a GEDCOM file of your family tree in Family Tree Builder. NOTE: This will automatically create a new project for you. Family Tree

How do I merge duplicates in my Family Tree Builder project?

These are the steps you need to take, if a certain individual was entered twice into the tree: 1. Sort the list of individuals in your project by first

How do I add step-children in Family Tree Builder?

In Family Tree Builder children are connected to a husband/wife family group. That means that when a new spouse of one of biological parents is added, the

How do I delete a person in Family Tree Builder?

If you edit your family tree online, please read the following article: How do I delete a person from my online family tree? To delete a person

How do I export specific branches of my family tree in Family Tree Builder?

Before you start exporting specific branches, we suggest you review your family tree and choose which ancestral branches to export. It will save you a lot

How do I attach/detach people in my Family Tree Builder tree?

If you edit your tree online, please read the following article: How can I connect / disconnect existing people in my online family tree? Sometimes

What is a GEDCOM file?

GEDCOM, an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunication, is a specification for exchanging genealogical data between different genealogy softwares. A

How do I export a GEDCOM file from the Family Tree Builder?

You can easily export a GEDCOM file of your family tree in Family Tree Builder. In order to do so: 1. Open your family tree in Family Tree Builder. 2.

How do I add step-children to my online family tree?

In the online family tree, children are connected to a husband/wife family group (or can be added as a child of a single parent). It means that when a new

How do I upload the family tree file I generated in another genealogy program to Family Tree Builder?

If you have a family tree file you generated in another genealogy program, such as Family Tree Legends (.FTL), Family Tree Maker® (.FTM/*.FTW/*.FTMB),

How can I attach and detach parents in Family Tree Builder?

Here are a few examples when you may need attach / detach parents without adding or deleting them: ·        

How do I find duplicates in my tree in Family Tree Builder?

We have a Check for Duplicates feature in Family Tree Builder that runs a duplicates check on your family tree, locating individuals that may be

How do I add more than one partner in my Family Tree Builder tree?

If you would like to add another spouse/partner to someone in your tree in Family Tree Builder, please do the following: 1.     

How do I use Family Tree Builder?

You can download Family Tree Builder (FTB) for free from the following page: www.myheritage.com/family-tree-builder Watch this short tutorial to learn how

How do I add a divorce in my tree in Family Tree Builder?

Divorces, like marriages, births, deaths and other events are recorded as facts in the tree. In order to show a divorce between two people in the tree,

How do I arrange the order of children in Family Tree Builder by date of birth?

Children in the family tree are arranged according to birth date (if you entered birth dates in the tree). In the cases when there are no birth dates,

How do I add photos to Family Tree Builder?

When you create a family tree in Family Tree Builder, you have the option to upload images to your project. In order to do so: 1. Open your project. 2.

How can I attach and detach children in Family Tree Builder?

Here are a few examples when you may need attach / detach children without adding or deleting them: ·       

I installed the new Family Tree Builder and my family trees disappeared! What do I do?

When you install a new version of the Family Tree Builder (FTB) program, the program will automatically recognize and find the family tree(s) you were

How do I change the home person in my Family Tree Builder family tree?

To set the home person in your Family Tree Builder family tree, please open up your project in Family Tree Builder. Find the person in your tree that you

How can I add adopted children in Family Tree Builder?

There can be several cases you would like to add children as adopted or step children in your tree: ·       

How do I add family members to the tree in Family Tree Builder?

To add family members in your family tree in Family Tree Builder program use can use one of the following options:   1. Use the ‘Add

How do I replace a photo that appears in a person’s card in the tree in Family Tree Builder?

If you build your family tree online, please read the following article: How do I change the photo appearing in a person's card in my online

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 MyHeritage.com and would like to start using Family Tree Builder please follow the steps below to

How can I attach and detach spouses in Family Tree Builder?

Attach Spouse This option enables you to create a spousal relationship between two persons already existing in your family tree. For example, if two

How do I change the format of dates in my tree?

If you are editing your tree in Family Tree Builder software, please do the following:    1. Open your tree in Family Tree Builder.   

How do I change the order of spouses in Family Tree Builder?

The first spouse you add in the family tree is considered the “primary spouse” and is displayed by default. If you edit your family tree in

How can I change the way a woman’s last name is shown in the Family Tree Builder software?

Family names of women can be shown in different ways in your family tree. In order to change the way the last names of women will appear in your tree,

Can I add BC dates to the family tree?

You can add BC dates in your family tree manually either on your family site online or in Family Tree Builder, as shown in the examples below. Please note:

How do I edit someone's details in Family Tree Builder?

To edit a person’s details in Family Tree Builder, click on the ‘EDIT’ button on a person’s genealogy card. Choose the ‘Edit

How can I print only one side of my family tree?

There is currently no option to choose a specific branch when creating an all-in-one chart.  There are 2 options to show only one side of your

How do I create a new family tree project in Family Tree Builder?

In order to create a new family tree project in Family Tree Builder, please do the following: 1. Click on ‘New’ button on the main toolbar:

What should I do to show that I changed my last name?

According to genealogical 'rules' you should record people with their birth name. If a person has changed a name, you should add a Name Change

How do I enter twins in my Family Tree Builder tree?

If you have twins in your family, add a ‘Twin’ fact to each individual to designate the relationship. For this please do the following: 1.

How do I enter a fact in my Family Tree Builder tree?

To add a fact in your family tree in Family Tree Builder, please do the following: 1.     Open your tree in Family Tree Builder.

How do I show last names using the Spanish tradition in Family Tree Builder?

Constructing children’s surnames by combining the first part of the father’s surname and the first past of the mother’s surname is the

How do I add a custom fact in Family Tree Builder?

When you add the fact to a person in Family Tree Builder, you are supposed to select the type of the fact from the list of suggested types. If you

How do I edit a fact in Family Tree Builder?

If you would like to edit a fact in your tree in Family Tree Builder, please do the following: 1. Open your tree in Family Tree Builder.  2. Find the

How do I add a nickname in my tree in Family Tree Builder?

1. Open your family tree in the Family Tree Builder software. 2. Find the person whom you would like to add a nickname for. 3. Click on the 'Edit'

How do I remove a note from my Family Tree Builder tree?

In the Family Tree Builder, removing a note is done in the ‘Edit Details’ window. Open your tree in Family Tree Builder and find the person

Can my Family Tree Builder tree be edited online?

With Family Tree Builder version 7.0 or higher, a family tree that was created in Family Tree Builder has to be synced at least once with the family

How can I remove photos from the chart?

If you create a chart using Family Tree Builder software: Click on the 'Options button' above the chart view.  In the window that