.FTB File Extension

Family Tree Builder Genealogy Database File

Developer MyHeritage
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What is an FTB file?

An FTB file is a database file used by MyHeritage Family Tree Builder, a free genealogy application. It contains genealogy data, which may include details about people in a family tree, relationships between relatives, photos, charts, and maps.

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Screenshot of a .ftb file in MyHeritage Family Tree Builder 8
FTB file open in MyHeritage Family Tree Builder 8

FTB files were introduced with the release of version 8 of MyHeritage Family Tree Builder. The files are saved in an SQLite database format, which is more efficient than the Zip-compressed .ZED and .UZED database files it replaced. ZED files are primarily used by versions 1 - 6 of Family Tree Builder and UZED files are primarily used by version 7 of the software.

To create an FTB file with Family Tree Builder, select File → New Project.... The software automatically saves modifications to the project database. Family Tree Builder saves FTB files by default in the following directory:

C:\​Users\​[username]\​Documents\​MyHeritage\​[Project name]\​Database\​

How to open an FTB file

You can only open FTB files with version 8 or later of Family Tree Builder. To open an FTB file with the software, select File → Open Project....

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