I'm fascinated with my heritage and DNA research and believe it is important to discover who you really are.
Did You Know You Can Upload Your Raw DNA Data From My Heritage to Other Websites?
Today you are going to learn how you can do this all from the comfort of your own home. It may sound complicated, but it is actually very simple to do. In this article, you will learn how to download your DNA data and how to upload it to various different websites so that you can compare your results.
Download Your DNA Data From My Heritage
The first thing you need to do before anything else is download your DNA data. This is actually very simple to do. The first thing you want to do is log into your My Heritage account and hover over the tab which says "DNA". This tab is located on the top bar of the My Heritage website. Now scroll down and click on the link which says "Manage DNA kits". You will be taken to a new page which will show your DNA file. Click on the three dots on the right hand side of the page. Now click on the link which says "Download kit". This will download your DNA data to your computer in a zip file. I have left a couple of pictures below which show you the what you need to click on if you have any issues finding the correct links.
1. Click "Manage DNA Kits"
2. Click "Download Kit"
Family Tree DNA
It is very simple to upload your DNA data to Family Tree DNA. All you have to do is transfer your kit over from the My Heritage website. Family Tree DNA will take you to the My Heritage website and all you have to do is put your password and kit number in and it will be transferred over. Like a lot of these websites it will usually take around 24-48 hours for your results to come back. Also when you sign up they give you a password and a kit number so don't forget to write that down somewhere safe so you can check your results. To check your ancestry results on this website click on the link which says "My origins". The thing I found interesting about this website was that on every other website it showed that I had 15% Eastern European ancestry however on this website it was less than 1%.
The next website I am going to share with you is called DNA Land. With this website you need to create an account and then upload your DNA data which we downloaded previously. On this website you can check for relatives, relatives of relatives, a trait report and an ancestry report. My ancestry results for this website were fairly similar to My Heritage results. The thing I liked about this website is it was very simple and easy to figure out what the results meant.
The next website you can upload your DNA data to is called Gedmatch. This website can be a little confusing at first however I have made a video showing you how to use this website. I will leave a video below which shows you how to use it. With this website you also have to upload your DNA data which we downloaded before. This website took around 48 hours for my results to be processed. If you want to check your ancestry results on Gedmatch the option that you want to select is "admixture heritage". I think the results from this website go back further in time. I had some American Indian and West Asian ancestry on this website which was quite interesting.
How To Use Gedmatch
Well that is all the websites that I have to share with you today. I hope this article has been helpful for you. I know there are probably quite a few more free websites where you can upload your DNA data to so if you know one that I haven't mentioned leave a comment below. I have also left a video below which goes into a little more detail on how to check your results on these websites and things like that. Thanks for checking out my post and have a nice day!
Other Websites You Can Upload Your DNA Data To
Nell Rose from England on August 25, 2018:
Hiya, I do think Gedmatch is by far the best. Giving us a number to check people against is the best way to find dna matches.
Mitchyboy (author) on June 25, 2018:
Thanks glad you found it interesting
Alexander James Guckenberger from Maryland, United States of America on June 25, 2018:
This is very interesting!