GEDmatch: Get Started—and Get Alternatives
GEDmatch is a free website for sharing and collaborating with DNA testers from multiple companies and for analyzing your DNA with their special tools.
If you are doing your personal genetic genealogy, you usually do not need GEDmatch. Furthermore, I don’t recommend it. There are better, more effective and more secure options.
Learn about them in our free downloadable guide: “3 Reasons You Don’t Need GEDmatch—and What To Do Instead.” Get the free download below:
One important take-away from the downloadable guide is that you’re much better off transferring your DNA to other testing companies and using all the tools and resources on testing company websites. (You can learn these skills in Your DNA Guide—the Book).
However, if you are interested in the advanced tools GEDmatch offers, then keep reading for how to get started.
If you are a member of law enforcement and you want to learn to use GEDmatch, click HERE.