Write Your Life Story With GEDmatch And Ancestry

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A perfect complement to Ancestry.

DNA matching made easy.

DNA matching


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Discover DNA Relatives

If you test with 23andMe and want to find relatives outside their database, upload your DNA data here and see who else is out there!

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Seach Possible Relatives

Upload your DNA data here and see if anyone on the platform is related to you. With GEDmatch, you can easily grow your family tree!

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Genetic Genealogy

GEDmatch is a genetic genealogy site where DNA matches can find relatives across genealogy projects, such as Ancestry, MyHeritage or FTDNA.

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Power Genetics Tool

GEDmatch is a free, public DNA database. It’s a genetic community interested in preserving both biological genealogy and genetic privacy.

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Worldwide Connections

GEDmatch has people from around the world who share interests in genealogy and genetics. Some of our users join “Ancestor Projects” – A GEDmatch Ancestor Project is a group of people who are all related to each other in some way and want to find out more about their family history together.

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Create a DNA Public Profile

Your profile on GEDmatch can show who you are related to as well as what segments of DNA you share with them or which segments they might share with you.

How to Get Started
Do you have your Ancestry Data?
How to Access Your Raw DNA Data From Ancestry
1 Sign in to your Ancestry® account
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  • Under DNA click on “Your DNA Results Summary”
  • Go to your settings in the top right corner
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2 Download DNA Data
  • Find section “Test Management” and click “Download DNA Data”
  • check the box and enter your password
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3 Confirm Data Download
  • Go to your email inbox and click the Ancestry email you just received. Simply select “Confirm Data Download”
  • Clicking the link takes you to your Ancestry page – select “Download DNA Raw Data”
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  • You will receive a DNA-data-(date).zip file. in your Downloads folder

Upload Your DNA File to GEDmatch

Sign up for free and find genetic matches on GEDmatch. Use it as a research tool or share DNA data with others to find relatives.