From Family Tree Maker (Windows) to Reunion (Mac)

Many Reunion users are former Family Tree Maker users who switched to Reunion successfully using a GEDCOM file to transfer their data.

The instructions below are for exporting a GEDCOM file from Family Tree Maker and importing the GEDCOM file into Reunion 9. We suggest you bookmark this page and refer to it while transferring your data.

Step 1: Open your family file in Family Tree Maker.

Step 2: From the main menu, choose File -> Export File -> Entire File.

Step 3: From the Save as type popup menu, choose GEDCOM (*.GED).

Step 4: To save the GEDCOM file to your Windows Desktop, click Desktop on the left side of the window.

Step 5: Click Save and a new window will open. Make sure the settings in the Export to GEDCOM window are as follows:

Step 6: Click OK.

The GEDCOM file will appear on your Windows Desktop. (Note that the .GED extension may not be visible when the file is on the Desktop.)

Step 7: Move this file to your Macintosh via USB flash drive, CD-R, network, or email.

Step 8: On your Macintosh, drag and drop the GEDCOM file onto the Reunion 9 icon which is inside your Applications folder.