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Old 07-25-2017, 03:10 PM
 
Location: out standing in my field
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I keep seeing the clickbait for MyHeritage on social media. Offering a free DNA match and ethnicity map when you upload your data from another test. Surely it's a tease with limited info unless you want to pay more, but has anyone tried it?
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Old 07-25-2017, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Hi,

I did the free upload some time ago, I want to say maybe last summer or so. There's no catch to it that I recall.
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Old 07-25-2017, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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I've done it for 3 kits - they really are full results for free. I believe they are doing it because they are new to the DNA field and have a very small database which they are trying to fill up by enticing people with free uploads. I suspect once their database is more plentiful, they may start charging a fee for uploads like FTDNA does.

There is sort of one "catch" though - their family trees are limited to 250 people for free. If you want to upload a gedcom with more than 250 people, you need to subscribe. You don't have to have a tree though, of course, so you are free to upload your DNA without a tree there. But you generally get more out of your DNA with a tree, as do your matches.
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Old 07-26-2017, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains
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Yes is free. But is not very accurate. Maybe because their database is too small, as PA2UK mentioned above.
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Old 07-26-2017, 06:13 PM
 
Location: zippidy doo dah
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Yes is free. But is not very accurate. Maybe because their database is too small, as PA2UK mentioned above.
I posted recently about this. Yes, I loaded my Ancestry Raw DNA . My results were very different. The Ashkenazi percentages were almost exactly the same but a total change concerning the rest of my regions. I recognized a few people from Ancestry showing as matches but for the most part , I have a totally different picture of my regions. I MEAN totally.

It is free - I think I may have been really dumb as I took advantage of a separate offer on another genealogy site and signed up for a year with my heritage . I'm debating what I have done. I've tried to like it. So far, not real sure. But the DNA download is free. You will get results - who knows - I expected something more but I've been ancestry for a number of years - might have just grown very comfortable with that.
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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LOL, so who is "right" with all of these free downloads? And even the paid ones? I am guessing the one that tells you what you want to hear, here? I have no desire for all that.

One thing that they all agree to. I am very "black/African" LOL. So to me, they are ALL RIGHT and a'wight.
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Old 07-27-2017, 06:19 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I keep seeing the clickbait for MyHeritage on social media. Offering a free DNA match and ethnicity map when you upload your data from another test. Surely it's a tease with limited info unless you want to pay more, but has anyone tried it?
See my blog Family tree and DNA general instructions, I give directions on My Heritage as well as other free databases. As was mentioned My Heritage is new to DNA, you may not get many matches yet.

Here is part of the blog -

Now to the DNA
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How to access and download your autosomal DNA results from AncestryDNA once you're ready to upload to other sites.

1. Navigate to the Ancestry.com website homepage.
2. In the upper-right corner, click Sign In to display the sign in window.
3. In the Username or email field, enter your username or email.
4. In the Password field, enter your password.
5. Click Sign In. Your Ancestry home page is displayed.
6. On the menu bar, click DNA > Your DNA Results Summary. The AncestryDNA home page is displayed.
7. On the right side of the page, click Settings. Your Test Settings page is displayed.
8. Scroll down the page.
9. On the right side of the page, in the Download your raw DNA data section, click Get Started. The Download your raw DNA data window is displayed.
10. Enter your password in the empty field.
11. Click Confirm. A window requesting that you check your email is displayed.
12. Check your email for an email from AncestryDNA with the subject line Your request to download AncestryDNA raw data.
13. In the email, click Confirm Data Download. You will be redirected to the Ancestry.com website.
14. Enter your username or email and password in the appropriate fields, and click Sign In. The Download DNA Raw Data page is displayed.
15. Click Download DNA Raw Data to download your raw data file. Note where you save the file on your computer
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23andme Accessing your Raw Data

FTDNA Accessing your Raw Data to upload to GEDmatch


23 and me offers 2 tests, one for family finder ($99) and another for health ($200). If you do the family finder without health and you're interested in doing the health later on it will cost you an extra $25 so be aware of that. They do not support uploads from other sites.

Ancestry DNA - costs $99 plus $10 shipping. They do not allow uploads from other companies. Tests normally go on sale mothers and father's day, black Friday $69 and the Christmas holiday $79. I have a coupon code in my 1st post here I believe where it's $89 but you have to add the $10 shipping to it. It's very easy to buy more tests to add it to the people in your tree.

Family Tree DNA costs $79 or you can transfer your Ancestry DNA or 23 and Me autosomal DNA data to discover new matches for free. For $19 more they will give you myOrigins, ancientOrigins and Chromosome Browser. I haven't done it yet. I plan to do it at some point so I can get the experience. I have directions on how to upload multiple raw data files at FTDNA in case anyone gets stuck. Once you have the 1st one uploaded and have electronically signed it, logout of FamilyTreeDNA, then select the drop down box "DNA Tests" and select the "Autosomal Transfer". Fill out First Name and Last name of the person who's test you will be uploading and select if they are male or female and then enter your email address if you are the person who will administer this account. It will then assign you a new kit number and email you a new password for the kit. Then it will proceed to the upload DNA page. Make sure you look for the password email. You're going to get one for each sample you upload. You have to upload your family tree GEDcom file for each sample which is a pain in the butt but over all it's been a good experience. Directions page in case anyone needs it.

My Heritage DNA is normally $99 but they're selling it for $79. They're a new company so you may not get many matches. They allow free uploads from Ancestry, 23 and me and FTDNA. June 2017 - New, they now give free ethnicity estimates. I won a kit from My Heritage for a founders project. They were interested in me because my family has lived in Hungary for a long time. I got my ethnicity report from it, I'm 96.3% East European and 3.7% Italian. It took 6 months, they wouldn't release it until they were done analyzing data from everyone that was in the project. They did give me DNA matches, I only have 5 where on FTDNA and Ancestry I have a lot more. To upload your DNA from another company, go to your profile, you will see the DNA tab where you can upload your raw data. They're saying they will eventually be charging to upload raw data. They're also going to add a surname feature where they will give surnames at some point. To upload DNA to another person in your tree, find them on the tree then click their name, it will open a box on the left that has the link to upload.

GEDmatch where you can upload both your DNA and a GEDcom file; look for matches and do all sorts of things with finding out your ethnicity that's more involved then any of the other companies. They go back to hunter-gatherer. GEDmatch upload in case you can't find it. It only takes a few minutes to upload the DNA, then you can play around with the tools. Full results will come in a day or 2. I have not spent much time here so can't go into more detail on the matches. There are tutorials on DNA matching that I have not read yet. Click here to register

To get the break down on your ethnicity, see below GEDmatch Heritage Tool

GEDmatch Tools for DNA and Genealogy Research -
Analyze Your Data
'One-to-one' compare
X 'One-to-one'
Admixture (heritage) - Eurogenes and other admixture utilities
Admixture/Oracle with Population Search
Phasing
People who match one or both of 2 kits Updated
Predict Eye Color
Are your parents related?
3D Chromosome Browser
Archaic DNA matches
Multiple Kit Analysis NEW
DNA File Diagnostic Utility

GEDmatch Heritage Tool
copy your DNA sample number, go to Admixture (heritage), select project, Eurogenes. Next page, Select how you want to process it: Admixture Proportions (With link to Oracle); Enter your kit number: Select the 'calculator' model to use: Eurogenes K13, Enter your Ethnicity: you'll then get the graph, Eurogenes K13 Admixture Proportions; under the populations on the left, you'll see oracle and oracle -4
Here's a basic intro guide to gedmatch's admixture calculators: Genealogical Musings: Finally! A Gedmatch Admixture Guide!

Near East Neolithic K13 - select Admixture (heritage), Select the project GedrosiaDNA, Select how you want to process it: Admixture Proportions (With link to Oracle); Enter your kit number; Select the 'calculator' model to use: Near East Neolithic K13
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