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You can export a GEDCOM file of any Tree in your Forest if you have a Pro account. You can export only your own tree to GEDCOM format if you have a free account.

To export a GEDCOM of your Tree, use the GEDCOM Export option on the Share Your Tree page or the GEDCOM link in the footer. You may also export a GEDCOM from any profile in your Tree by selecting 'Export GEDCOM' on the profile page.

To export a GEDCOM for another Tree in your Forest, use the Actions link for that Tree on your Forest page.

When you request a GEDCOM export, an email will be sent to your primary email address with a link that allows you to download your export in a .zip file.

Export Status

You may check the status of your GEDCOM export on the Home Page under Tasks to see how far along your exported file is in being generated.

Export with Pro Accounts

Pro accounts on Geni have the ability to export larger amounts of data. Using a Pro account you are able to export your family tree and all connected trees into a single GEDCOM file, with a maximum limit of 100,000 total individual and family records. This can be achieved by being logged into Geni and using the Export your Forest option on the Gedcom Export page.


Sometimes foreign language characters don't seem to export properly. Try opening the file and changing the line that reads CHAR UTF-8 to CHAR ANSEL or CHAR UNICODE and see if that resolves the issue.

PAF treats occupations as attributes, and Geni treats occupations as events. PAF will import the occupation information, but you will see "Unexpected tag 'ADDR' in Event Detail Structure." errors in your import log which can safely be ignored.

Marriage events attended by the individual will be emitted under the INDI record for the individual. Some programs ignore this and it appears to cause no problem with importing the rest of the data.

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