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Pedigree Resource File

Pedigree Resource File (PRF) is a growing collection of user submitted genealogies. It shows individuals' names; family relationships; and dates and places of birth, marriage, and death. No merges, corrections, or additions are made to genealogies submitted to Pedigree Resource File. Submit your own research to the PRF for preservation and to allow others to build upon it.(From the FamilySearch.org website)
Some notes about PRF
  • Contains all submissions made by users
  • Has about 200 million records
  • You can click to view a person in the FamilySearch Family Tree.
  • You cannot download the information as a GEDCOM file
  • The data is shown as individual submissions
  • Submissions by the same contributor are not combined
  • Sources and notes are displayed
  • Media links are not displayed
    Benefits of the Pedigree Resource File
    There are many reasons why the Pedigree Resource File is helpful to a researcher. Here are a few:
  • It is a safe place to archive your family tree.
  • Each submission is stored in LDS Church's Granite Mountain Vault
  • PRF contains hundreds of millions of searchable names
  • Contributors often provided source notes and sources

    How do I contribute to Pedigree Resource File?
    Use the steps below to submit your GEDCOM file to the Pedigree Resource File: 
    1. Sign in at https://familysearch.org.
    2. Click Search in the top Header
    3. Click Genealogies from the dropdown menu.
    4. At the bottom of the page, click Submit Tree.
    5. Click Add GEDCOM
    6. In the Upload Your Gedcom box:
        a. In the Choose File box type the full path and file name of the GEDCOM file you want to submit, or click Browse to locate the GEDCOM file on your computer.
        b. In the Tree Name box, name your tree to make it easy to identify.
        c. In the Description box, tell others where the tree information came from and how information was found.
        d. Click Upload.
        e. Under My Uploaded Files, click Compare.


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