How do I export search results from Historical Records for use in a spreadsheet?

You can export search results from Historical Records into several spreadsheet formats:

  • XLS
  • XLSX
  • CSV
  • TSV
  • ODS

Steps (website)

  1. Sign into
  2. Click Search, and then Records.
  3. Enter information about the person that you want to find, and click Search.
  4. On the search results page, click More Options.
  5. Click Preferences.
  6. Under Export Search Results, click to select the file type and number of results.
  7. Click Export Results.
  8. If you attempt to export several pages of search results, you see a message about improper use of the website. If you see such a message, and want to continue to export, send an email to the email addresses you see in the message. Explain why you want to continue to export.

Tip: To combine results from multiple downloads, you can copy and paste the results from one spreadsheet to another.

Steps (mobile app)

Steps are for Apple iOS mobile device:

  1. Open the FamilySearch Family Tree app.
  2. Tap the 3 lines icon.
  3. Tap Search Historical Records.
  4. Enter your search terms and tap Search.
  5. Above the search result, tap the number of results to show.
  6. Tap Export Results button.
  7. Tap the format for your export.

Steps (Family Tree Lite)

The export feature is available only from the main website.

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