View Full Version : Backing up my "My Heritage" research on disc.

09-11-2012, 8:04 AM
I am going to try to back up my research project on My Heritage to a disc as it is only on my laptop at present and I don't want to lose it.

Has anyone used My Heritage and managed to transfer the files to a disc?

I hope this is the right forum for this thread.

09-11-2012, 8:38 AM
Just searched 'My Heritage' found :Find your Heritage - Build your Family Tree www.
myheritage.com/ along with a free download of ?

same as so many others, does it not give a download to disc etc ?

Personally haven't tried it, keep getting a circle with a line/ ban through it, which holdsup searches no end.
I'm not going that fast!!!!

09-11-2012, 10:00 AM
I don't know to be honest as I'm not too clued up.

09-11-2012, 12:45 PM
Hi, Robin.

I'm on the free version 5.0.0 Build 1168. In the menu bar at the very top of the screen select the File menu. There is a Backup option there that lets you make a backup copy to disk or to the web. My strong preference is disk, but that's up to you. It creates a .zip file in the location you designate. I notice now that in addition to the usual Gedcom import/export, they also now support Excel.

Hope this helps.

09-11-2012, 3:12 PM
I don't know anything about My Heritage but I use Brother's Keeper and I copy (backup) the data file onto a USB stick. I don't use the built-in backup facility which by default creates a zip file although there are other options.

Just drag the data file onto the USB drive and a copy is created.