How to Download Your Raw DNA Results from AncestryDNA

 

1. Login to your Ancestry.com account.


2. In the top menu under DNA, click on 'Your DNA Results Summary'.

 AncestryDNA raw data download Step 2

3. Clicking on the gear on the right will take you to your settings.

 ANcestryDNA Raw Data Download Step 3

ANcestryDNA Raw Data Download Step 3


4. On the right there is a box called 'Actions'. Choose 'Download Raw DNA Data'.

 AncestryDNA raw data download step 4

 You will be asked to enter your Ancestry account password and click the box acknowledging that you are responsible for the data you download.

 AncestryDNA raw data download enter password

You will be directed to check your email for a confirmation of your request.

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5. Head over to your email inbox and click on the email you just received from Ancestry.

 AncestryDNA raw data download email

This is what the content of that email looks like.  Just click on 'Confirm Data Download'.

 AncestryDNA raw data download email link

6. Clicking will take you back to your Ancestry page where you click on 'Download DNA Raw Data'.

 AncestryDNA raw data download button

This action will download a file to wherever your internet downloads are usually stored.  The file looks like this:

 AncetryDNA raw data download zip file

Now that you have your AncestryDNA raw data, you can try it out on other sites.  Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Just click on the images to find out how.