Turn your GEDCOM file into a family history timeline

How To Create A GEDCOM File

If you have your family tree in an online service (such as Ancestry) or a software package on your computer, you can now import your tree into Twile to automatically create an amazing timeline of your family history.

All of the people and events that are hidden away in your family tree will be brought to life on a timeline that you can share with your whole family.

We thought it would be helpful to add links to the step-by-step guides for exporting a GEDCOM file for some of the more popular genealogy tools…


Findmypast                                                     http://www.findmypast.co.uk/frequently-asked-questions/answer/can-i-make-a-copy-of-my-tree-export-a-gedcom-file


You can’t currently export a GEDCOM file from FamilySearch, but you don’t need to – you can import it directly into Twile.  Simply click the ‘Import Family Tree’ button at the top of your family tree and choose the FamilySearch option there.


Family Tree Maker

Legacy Family Tree 

Ready to import your GEDCOM file?
If you’re new to Twile, you can register for free here: https://twile.com
Otherwise, visit your family tree on Twile and click ‘Import Family Tree’ at the top of the screen.

If you need any help creating your GEDCOM file or importing it into Twile, please get in touch and we’ll do all we can to help.

Published by

Paul Brooks

Twile CEO

2 thoughts on “How To Create A GEDCOM File”

  1. Just downloaded Twile principally in order to merge several GEDCOM files into one extended family. Unable to find any part of program that enables this.
    Can you help?

    1. Hi Norman,

      Twile allows you to merge multiple GEDCOM files into one Twile family tree. Start by importing your first GEDCOM file: simply click the ‘Import family tree’ button at the top of your tree and follow the prompts. Once that’s completed, repeat the process with your second GEDCOM file and you should be able to merge them together.

      Please get in touch if you have any problems getting this to work.

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