How to Back up MyHeritage Family Tree?

Just imagine if you put so much effort into your family and then you lose all your hard work. So if you want to learn how to Backing Up Your MyHeritage Family Tree then you should read this blog till the end. Furthermore, remember that when you build a family tree on MyHeritage, any changes made are save and preserve on the website. However, it is always better to have your data backed up in more than one place.

Below are three ways to Backing Up Your MyHeritage Family Tree

Backup your service

You should know that MyHeritage offers its users a paid backup service that creates a downloadable backup file every month and then emails you the link. Moreover, the service is separate from the subscriptions and therefore it is available to any MyHeritage user.

  1. In order to activate the service, you need to hover around your cursor over the ‘Family Tree’ tab that is in the navigation bar, just select ‘More’ and then click on the ‘Backup’ option.
  2. And now you just need to follow the steps provided.

This is the best way you can easily back up your MyHeritage tree; it is so, because it helps to preserve all the information that you enter, and this also includes the photos. Besides, it is done on an automatic monthly basis; therefore you do not need to remember to do it. All you need to do is click on the download link emailed to you and then make sure to save the file to your computer.

Exporting a GEDCOM

There is another great way also to back up your tree and that is to export it as a GEDCOM. Now you must know that a text file contains genealogical information and can also be used to recreate a family tree on MyHeritage and other genealogy platforms. However, it cannot preserve photographs, but whenever you export a GEDCOM from MyHeritage then it does preserve links to photographs.

  1. Now to be able to export a GEDCOM file of your tree, you must hover around your cursor over the ‘Family Tree’ tab that is in the navigation bar and then select the ‘Manage Trees’ option.
  2. After that, you need to locate the tree that you want to backup and then click on the ‘Export to GEDCOM’ in the ‘Actions’ column.

You need now to indicate whether you would like to export photos and family photo albums and then just click on the ‘Begin the export’ button.

Printing a Hard Copy

Well, although this method might be a little old school, there are some people who feel more secure knowing that their data is on paper, and not only just floating somewhere in cyberspace.

You have two ways to print a hard copy of your family tree. One is where you get to produce a family tree chart, which displays the names, connections, photos and birth as well as death dates. And the other is where you can print a family book, which contains all the information that you have stored on your family tree about each of the individuals.

Moreover, the ‘family chart’ is way easier on the eyes while the family book is more thorough and may be a better option if you are looking forward to creating a comprehensive backup for your family tree. Furthermore, you can also learn how to produce a family chart or book on MyHeritage by checking out this article ‘How to Create a Family Tree Chart or Book on MyHeritage?’


The above steps are definitely relevant and should help you Backing Up Your MyHeritage Family Tree easily. However, if you come across any sort of glitches you can feel free to call the MyHeritage Family Tree Support Number provided. You Can Also Live Chat with our Experts and Fix your Issue.

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