Getting Started on GEDmatch

GEDmatch is a place to collaborate with others who have been tested at other companies and gain access to more genetic tools to try to figure out how you are related to others.

If you are a member of law enforcement and you want to learn to use GEDmatch, click HERE

It is a FREE (yes, FREE!) service provided by very intelligent and motivated genetic genealogists. Anyone with genetic genealogy test results from 23andMe, Family Tree DNA (the Family Finder test), and may transfer in.

1. Head over to and click on “New User.”

GEDmatch Login page

2. Fill out the required form.

GEDmatch registration page

3. Check your email for confirmation.

GEDmatch email

4. Add the code from your email to the Gedmatch site to complete registration.

GEDmatch registration code

5. Upload your FTDNA data by clicking on FTDNA Family Finder in the File Uploads box.  Upload your Ancestry Data by clicking on in the File Uploads box. Note: If you have been tested at more than one company there is no need to upload both sets of data. One is sufficient, and it doesn't matter which.

GEDmatch file uploads image

6. Enter the required information. This first image is for FTDNA. The second for

GEDmatch upload page image

similar fields for customers:

GEDmatch upload page image 2

7. Follow the same procedure to upload your X DNA information. First click on FTDNA X-DNA in the File Uploads menu. (For FTDNA Transfers only! Ancestry Customers move on to Step 8) 

GEDmatch FTDNA XDNA Upload

Then upload your X data, filling in the information as shown.

GEDmatch FTDNA upload page

8. When your results are processed (can take up to a few weeks) they will appear on your homepage in the box titled “Your DNA Resources.”

GEDmatch DNA resources

If you are ready to upload to GEDmatch, click on their logo below to go to their website and get started:


If you want help up-loading to GEDmatch or learning how to use the tools at GEDmatch we can help you. You can either schedule a consultation or we have a Quick Guide That covers all the third party tools we find valuable.