Upload to GEDmatch from Ancestry

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How to get your raw DNA data

Log in to Ancestry and go to your DNA Results Summary. Click on “Settings” in the top right corner.

You will see a page titled "Test settings for (name of tester)." Click on “Download Raw DNA Data” in the gray box labeled "Actions" on the right side of the page.

You will be prompted to enter your password and agree to the privacy statement about downloading your raw data. Enter your password, select the check box, and click the "confirm" button.

Check the email address that you have associated with your Ancestry account. In a few minutes, you will receive an email with a link to download your raw data. If it does not arrive within an hour, try it again. Sometimes, Ancestry has a hard time sending these emails. You may also want to check your account settings to make sure your email address is correct.

The email will prompt you to click a green button to "confirm data download." This will open a page within Ancestry with another green button that says "Download DNA Raw Data." Click this too, and download the file to your computer.

The file you download will be a ZIP file. Don't open it or unzip it. Leave it right where it is, and don't forget where you left it!