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Old 09-15-2017, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Ithaca, New York
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Living DNA seems the most accurate.
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Living DNA seems the most accurate.
Having more of a break down doesn't mean they are more accurate. The more specific the results are the more speculative they are, and most reviews of LivingDNA say they overestimate British results.
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Ithaca, New York
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Thanks for the informations
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Old 03-13-2018, 05:04 PM
 
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Living DNA seems the most accurate.
Thank you for the info.
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Old 03-13-2018, 05:47 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I don't suggest 23 and me right now if you're interested in uploading to My Heritage and GEDmatch for free ethnicity and family matching and FTDNA for free family matching. They changed their chip, you can only upload to GEDmatch Genesis. Ancestry's new chip at least has an online work around
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Old 03-13-2018, 06:37 PM
 
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I was just curious about my heritage. I took a DNA test years ago and now I wanted to take it another time with a different company to figure if the results are similar.
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:04 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I was just curious about my heritage. I took a DNA test years ago and now I wanted to take it another time with a different company to figure if the results are similar.
Use ancestry then see my pinned thread Family tree and DNA general instructions
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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I don't suggest 23 and me right now if you're interested in uploading to My Heritage and GEDmatch for free ethnicity and family matching and FTDNA for free family matching. They changed their chip, you can only upload to GEDmatch Genesis. Ancestry's new chip at least has an online work around
The work around for AncestryDNA has nothing to do with their chip, it's because they changed the file format of the download. AncestryDNA are on chip V2, and FTDNA, Gedmatch, etc all accept AncestryDNA V2 (my dad tested on V2 and I had no problems uploading his results to these outlets because it was before Ancestry changed the file format). The work around simply rearranges the raw data into the proper positions in the spreadsheet - this isn't possible with a new chip because there is new data and missing data that the company has to adjust for - no third party work around is possible for it, it's in the hands of the company you're upload to.

It's true 23andMe are on a new chip that most outlets haven't updated to accept yet, but they mostly likely will in the near future because they always have in the past. So I would only recommend not testing with 23andMe if you don't want to wait to be able to do this.
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Old 03-16-2018, 07:59 AM
 
Location: NJ
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The work around for AncestryDNA has nothing to do with their chip, it's because they changed the file format of the download. AncestryDNA are on chip V2, and FTDNA, Gedmatch, etc all accept AncestryDNA V2 (my dad tested on V2 and I had no problems uploading his results to these outlets because it was before Ancestry changed the file format). The work around simply rearranges the raw data into the proper positions in the spreadsheet - this isn't possible with a new chip because there is new data and missing data that the company has to adjust for - no third party work around is possible for it, it's in the hands of the company you're upload to.

It's true 23andMe are on a new chip that most outlets haven't updated to accept yet, but they mostly likely will in the near future because they always have in the past. So I would only recommend not testing with 23andMe if you don't want to wait to be able to do this.
Thanks for explaining better. I was in my cell that has keyboard issues.

I was on FTDNA's forums, it seems some have issues uploading there with newer ancestry files so someone made a 3rd party app that fixes the lines of data. I mentioned it in case someone reading has the issue. Some have redownload the raw file and had no issues
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Old 03-16-2018, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Thanks for explaining better. I was in my cell that has keyboard issues.

I was on FTDNA's forums, it seems some have issues uploading there with newer ancestry files so someone made a 3rd party app that fixes the lines of data. I mentioned it in case someone reading has the issue. Some have redownload the raw file and had no issues
The work around I know of is found here: Mapmy23 Tool
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