How To Upload Your Ancestry DNA Test Results To GEDmatch

When you first get into DNA testing, you think it is simple, but to take full advantage of the information provided, you have to follow up with placing information on other sides, for interpretation and connections to be made. This blog post examines how to do this.

Adventures In Genealogy Research: No Stone Unturned/The Wright Stuff

The previous article in this series is How To Download Your Ancestry DNA Test Results.

Now that you’ve successfully downloaded your Ancestry DNA test results file, this file needs to be uploaded to the GEDmatch website ( The purpose of this post is to show, in easy to understand steps, how to take the test results file you downloaded to your computer and upload it to the GEDmatch site. My next blog post will be the first of several posts I have planned in which I will begin explaining how to start using the GEDmatch site and tools.

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12 thoughts on “How To Upload Your Ancestry DNA Test Results To GEDmatch”

    1. Happy New Year to you Mel and Suan! Some parts of the world are more difficult to research family history, but then Europe is not too easy either. There were a few wars where everything even, parish church records were bombed completely, so it not so easy in this case either. Still, a good challenging hobby.

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        1. Yes, that is right. Thete are a few companies actively advertising. The results are sometimes dubious, but it is a lot of fun to see anyway. I have a very small % of Inuit ethnicity!! I am a bit proud of that. Would a DNA test be relevant to you?

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          1. We are not sure about relevance, since we are not all that intrigue by it. For us, it is the cultural environment that shapes us. We tend to want to define who we are, on our own terms!

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            1. Sounds quite sensible. I think it is more relevant to this of us in the so called New Worlds where there is a melting pots of culture and ethnicity. That, plus fir thosexwho have resided in Australia for at least 4 generations, we have no definitive known roots and thus want to know more about the culture and peopke who made us who and what we are.

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              1. That’s true. And the same in a little island which was initial devoid of not just resources but also of people. The only thing is – it “conflicts” in a way with nation building, ie govt trying to pull everyone together as one citizenry regardless of ethnicity without sacrificing heritage. A tough balancing act.


              2. Indeed a quandary for authorities. And I didn’t know that there were no indigenous Singaporeans! So thanks for extending my knowledge. If national boundaries followed geographical and or ethnic boundaries, perhaps we’d know exactly our roots, as we would be living them! However, people are historically continually on the move, which is just another reason why a sample ethnicity for Dna results is hard to pin down.

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