How to Change the Name of Your Family Site and Family Tree

MyHeritage automatically names your family site and family tree, but you may want to customize these names. In this video, will explain how you can change the name of your family site or tree to the name of your choosing. When you log into your MyHeritage account, you’ll see your family site homepage, which displays the name of your site. If you’re somewhere else on our website, you can get back to your homepage by clicking “Home.” You’ll also find the site name listed on the top left toolbar on the page. To change the name of your family site, click on your name on the top right of the screen, and then click on “Site settings.” This opens your Site account page. Click on the “General” tab to view the general settings. Use this field to rename your family site as you wish. Once you enter the name that you want to appear on your site, click on the “Save” button on the bottom right of the screen. Once you go back to your family site homepage, you’ll see the updated site name. If you would like to change the name of your family tree, scroll over to the family tree menu and the navigation bar, and click on “Manage trees.” This shows you the list of family trees in your family’s site and general information about each of them, such as the “Source”, “Languages”, and the number of people in the tree. Tree source types include WEB, meaning from MyHeritage website, GEDCOM, indicating that you uploaded the tree to MyHeritage using a GEDCOM file, or Family Tree Builder desktop software. If you started your family tree using our Family Tree Builder software, we recommend that you visit our Help Center to learn how to change the name of your tree. You’ll first need to change the name of the tree from the desktop program and then synchronize the project with your family site. To change the name of a family tree that you manage, click on “Edit tree settings” for the family tree that you want to rename. You can change the name of the tree by typing in the new tree name and clicking “Save” at the bottom of the page. To learn more, visit

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