Backup and restore your family tree online
Print these instructions
  1. Manually enter your family tree into OneGreatFamily or import your GEDCOM if you have one.
  2. Your data is now backed up! When you input or import your family tree into our website your tree is instantly added to our secure data repository, forever. (The only way it can be removed is if you manually delete it.)
  3. Our data repository is monitored 24/7 with full backup and redundancy so your data is secure and won't be lost.
  4. Anytime you wish to access your tree, simply log onto and use our Genealogy Browser software manage, view or edit your family tree. (Genealogy Browser can be launched from within a web-browser anywhere you can connect to the internet).
  5. To restore your family tree go to the Family Tree tab.
  6. On the Family Tree tab, click on the blue "Genealogy Browser" button to install or launch our full-featured family tree software.
  7. If you need to install Genealogy Browser, please follow the installation prompts. (What is the Genealogy Browser? Tutorial: Genealogy Browser installation instructions).
Genealogy Browser installation instructions
Internet Explorer 7
FireFox 3
Windows Vista
  1. Click the "Genealogy Browser" button.
  2. A small "Launching Application" window will open.
  3. When the "Launching Application" window finishes, it will automatically go away and next you will see a "Downloading Genealogy Browser" window.
  4. Once the Downloading Genealogy Browser progress bar finishes Vista will show you a "User Account Control" window.
  5. In the "User Account Control" click Allow.
  6. The Genealogy Browser will then open. The Genealogy Browser is now successfully installed on your computer.
Internet Explorer 7
Windows XP
  1. Click the "Genealogy Browser" button.
  2. The grey "Launching Genealogy Browser" bar will appear.
  3. Inside the white box on the right of the grey launching bar will be the message "Click here to install the following ActiveX control: 'Genealogy Browser' from ''..."
  4. Click the "Click here to install" message.
  5. A small menu will appear with two choices "Install ActiveX Control..." and "What's the Risk?"
  6. Click "Install ActiveX Control..."
  7. An Internet Explorer - Security Warning will now appear.
  8. Click the "Install" button.
  9. The Genealogy Browser will then automatically install and open. The Genealogy Browser is now successfully installed on your computer.
FireFox 3
Windows XP
  1. Click the "Genealogy Browser" button.
  2. You'll be taken to the Important Installation for Netscape and Firefox Users page.
  3. Listed on this page are a series of steps we are going to repeat here.
  4. First click the "HERE" link in step 1.
  5. Firefox will popup an "Opening npgb13.exe" window. Click the Save File button.
  6. Firefox will next show npgb13.exe in the Firefox Downloads window.
  7. Once dpgb13.exe is completely downloaded double-click it in the Downloads window.
  8. Firefox will then popup a window asking you if you want to "Open Executable File?". Click the OK button.
  9. Windows will then open a "Open File - Security Warning" window. Click the "Run" button.
  10. Next Firefox will popup a "Genealogy Browser Plug-in" window, click the "Yes" button.
  11. Firefox will then display a "Genealogy Browser Plug-in installation successful for Fire Fox 3.0.8 (en-US)!" message. Click the OK button.
  12. The Genealogy Browser will then open. The Genealogy Browser is now successfully installed on your computer.
  1. After the Genealogy Browser is open, click the File menu and click "Export the Current Individual to GEDCOM...".
  2. The GEDCOM Export window will open.
  3. Change the "Number of Generations" to include as many generations as you want to export. Please note, for best performance we recommend exporting 20 generations or less at a time.
  4. Modify any other additional settings and then click OK.
  5. A OneGreatFamily progress bar will appear.
  6. Once the tree is finished exporting the progress bar will disappear a "Export completed successfully" message will appear.
  7. Click the OK button on the Export completed successfully alert.
  8. Your family tree is now in a GEDCOM file on your computer where you specified. You can use your GEDCOM to import your family tree into any other genealogy program or website that supports the GEDCOM format. Or you can back up your GEDCOM to a CD-ROM or flash drive.
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