Save a Copy Print button

This feature allows you to create a copy of the current family tree file. 

Export options

Choose who to include: You can select the individuals to include in the copy by choosing from the following options:

  1. All people - keep all existing individuals.

  2. Selected people - select which individuals to export from a list of people in your family.  Use shortcuts to quickly include a subset of their relatives (see Selecting who to export).

  3. Selected trees - select which trees to export from a list of separate trees in your family file.

Multimedia: You can select how to manage multimedia file links in the GEDCOM file by choosing from the following options:

  1. Include all files - Keep all multimedia files.

  2. Include as placeholders - Keep placeholders to all multimedia files.  Multimedia files can re-linked later using the Resolve tool.

  3. Do not include - Remove all multimedia files from the copy.

Hide living people: Suppress export of all information about living people apart from their surname.  See Privacy.

Hide private information: Suppress export of all information marked as private.  See Privacy.

Save A Copy options

Fig 1. Save a Copy options.

Selecting people to export

When you want to export specific people from your tree, you must select them from the "Available people" list and add them to the "Selected people" list.  You can filter the list to find the desired individuals.

Choosing who to include

Fig 2. Choosing who to include.


Double click a person to move them between lists.

Hold the control key or the control key whilst clicking to select or move multiple people at the same time.

Use the control key+the A key to select the entire list.


You can also can use shortcuts to quickly include you all the individuals you need.  Table 1 explains who is included with each shortcut.

Shortcuts when selecting people

Fig 3. Shortcuts when selecting people.

Shortcut Who is included
+ no others The selected person only.
+ immediate family The selected person, their siblings, parents, children, and spouses.
+ same tree as person Anyone with the same tree number as the selected person.
+ direct descendants of person The selected person, and all of their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren etc.
+ direct descendants of person and their spouse(s) The selected person and their spouses, and all of their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren etc.
+ all descendants of person The selected person, and all of their children, spouses of their children, grandchildren, spouses of their grandchildren etc.
+ all descendants of person and their spouse(s) The selected person and their spouses, and all of their children, spouses of their children, grandchildren, spouses of their grandchildren etc.
+ direct ancestors of person The selected person, and all of their parents, grandparents, great grandparents etc.
+ direct ancestors of person and their spouse(s) The selected person and their spouses, and all of their parents, grandparents, great grandparents etc.
+ all ancestors of person The selected person, and all of their parents, siblings of their parents, grandparents, siblings of their grandparents etc.
+ all ancestors of person and their spouse(s) The selected person and their spouses, and all of their parents, siblings of their parents, grandparents, siblings of their grandparents etc.
do not include Excludes the person from export.

Table 1. Choosing which relatives to export.

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