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How to Upload MyHeritage 23andme and Ancestry DNA to Gedmatch, Made Simple
Hunter Gatherer Neolithic - just one fabulous look at my DNA! With Gedmatch.
The simple way to download your dna to Gedmatch.
You have been waiting for weeks and weeks. Until one day there it is in your email! You quickly open it up and scan the site. There!
All your DNA has finally been done. 74 percent this, 10 percent that. So is that it?
You can see the map with all your results, but then you wonder. Can I take this further? How about looking at it more in depth?
Well this is where Gedmatch comes in.
It takes your DNA and splices it up so that you can see exactly where you come from, what percentage and so on. It will even show you hidden DNA that didn't show up in the general map in MyHeritage, 23andme or Ancestry!
The great thing is it will also show you your Hunter Gatherer DNA and where that came from, and how it travelled across the world.
Trust me, you will be checking it out for days!
Trouble is, you are in a rush to check it out. But its not always easy to jump in and move stuff from site to site. I know it took me a while as I couldn't find a simple explanation.
Note: I used MyHeritage but this is good for all the dna sites.
Well here it is.
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MyHeritage, or 23andme and Ancestry. download to Gedmatch.
First of all sign into MyHeritage etc and then open a separate tab and find Gedmatch. Then click on the site.
Gedmatch - First of all you will see a sign in or join site.
On the next page you will see down the right hand side a group of blue boxes with writing in them. Go to:
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File Uploads - Click on 'Generic Upload Fast'.
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It will take you to a page that will ask you what site you are downloading from, and if you need help click on the red writing. You do not need to touch the:
MyHeritage, 23andme, Ancestry. That is just there for extra help.
Unless you want instructions, do not click on the red link. It will take you to a wiki site. Of course if you need help then its great.
Just scroll down and fill in the details in grey. When you get to the bottom it will tell you to upload. Just click and wait for a few seconds.
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This will show you the instructions, you will recognize your MyHeritage page.
Where it says 'Manage DNA Kits look to your right and see three dots. Click on Download.
This will open a white square with instructions to click on.
When this has been clicked you will see another box stating that instructions have been sent to your email address.
Go to email and follow instructions.
Sign into Gedmatch
Open the email and it will take you to DNA data file download. It will ask you to add your MyHeritage password. Click on this and wait for it to download.
Now you are ready to download the file to Gedmatch.
So you see, it doesn't have to be complicated! And trust me when you have never done anything like this before it can be pretty daunting.
Open email and follow instructions.
Analyze your Data.
Now for the fun! go to the box that is titled Analyze your Data.
Its pretty self explanatory, but if you want to jump straight in, click on Admixture Heritage.
And stand back and wait for the surprises!
Trust me, I was totally shocked to see all the wonderfully places and people that was part of my dna.
And don't forget to check out the Eurogenes Jtest! Even if it doesn't say that you are Jewish on your main MyHeritage, 23andme or Ancestry, it will definitely tell you on this! Yep you guessed it!
And on mine there was even a bigger shock! But that's for another day.
Good luck and have fun!
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