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documentFiles created by Legacy Family Tree versions 2 and later can be directly imported into My Family Tree.

Importing from Legacy 3+

Legacy 3+ stores data in a JET4 database which is a single file with a *.fdb extension.

The database file may contain links to multimedia files stored in other locations. Files are automatically imported if they can be found on the local disk at the location the link points to.  Any links to online files or files which cannot be located will be imported as place holders.  You will be prompted to search for them after the import, or you can resolve them at any time in the Multimedia view.

To automatically import multimedia files, place a copy of the files in the same folder as the database file or a subfolder next to it.

Legacy Family Tree running on Windows 95

Fig 1. Legacy Family Tree running on Windows 95.

Importing from Legacy 2

Legacy 2 files use the JET2 database format (this can be opened in My Family Tree 32-bit, Access 2.0 through Access 2007, any version of Legacy, or using the JET4 database driver on 16-bit and 32-bit versions of Windows).  JET2 files are not supported by My Family Tree 64-bit because no native 64-bit database driver is available and JET2 database file structure is undocumented.