A gedcom can transfer the data. A synch transfers the media. I use the 
following to maintain my years of work which has individuals close to the 
number in your tree....I use Ancestry.com as my main place to save both data 
and media. I synch to RootsMagic and Family TreeMaker. I do that because the 
programs offer different options and if one stops working I have the backup of 
the other. This has happened in the past and I don't want to go through that 
again. I can save a gedcom from Ancestry.com and upload to Legacy, which I also 
use, since there is no synch option. It took me 10 months and way too much time 
with MyHeritage's IT Department to get that gedcom working on their site. I 
like MyHeritage  but I don't like their Family Tree Builder which has a known 
bug. Even so, I was told several times by MyHeritage to just follow the 
directions to use Family Tree Builder. Finally, I requested that I upload my 
gedcom to IT and have them do it. They agreed and then said there was a problem 
with the gedcom. Odd that none of the other software companies had issues with 
it. So, I asked for my money back. Within a week they were able to get the 
gedcom uploaded. Amazing, right?! Since I don't update the MyHeritage tree, in 
the past, I'd just delete the old tree and then upload the newer gedcom every 
year or so. Never had a problem until this past January. Took until October for 
them to figure it out. I wouldn't have been persistent over this if I didn't 
find it useful to connect with my eastern European family who uses it. I also 
save to a stand alone hard drive and Cloud. Paranoia works when trying to 
preserve your hard work.

On December 21, 2023, at 5:27 PM, Gloria DeSousa <gdesou...@gmail.com> wrote:


I know from asking this group many years ago that media is not uploaded with 
gedcoms. I've asked myheritage.com is there any way of using all the work I've 
done with numerous certificates and photos for most if not all individuals in 
my 60,000 and growing tree, to be uploaded without their cumbersome one-by-one 
loading of media? I was told to upload my Legacy 9 software to their 
FamilyTreeMaker, and that it would transfer the media as I have it in each 
individual's Media Gallery. I didn't spend more than 5 seconds to see that it 
didn't work. The first thing that jumped out is that I am married when I have 
marked in the Marriage Box the line that says "No Evidence that this couple 
ever married". Is there a way to change that? I'd rather it say "This couple 
didn't marry".

So I'm asking for a miracle - Is there a way that I can share what I have in 
Legacy 9 with others besides the tree with no media on myheritage? Or is there 
some wiz out there that would love to develop the necessary software?

Best to all,



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