Extract Geometry From Family to batch save Model In-Place Families

I was thinking to create a dynamo tool that allows you to batch “export” Model In-Place families as loaded families. What i was trying to do was first gather all In-Place families, extract the geometry and then use the springs note FamilyInstance.ByGeometry to batch save the families out as loaded families. I cant seem to find out how to extract the geometry from the In-Place families.

any suggestions why i cant get the geometry of a family?

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Are you grabbing instances or are you grabbing types?

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thanks for the input. You are correct i was getting the families not the family instances.