Want to know how to download your DNA match list? Here’s how to export your DNA matches from AncestryDNA, 23andMe, MyHeritage, Family Tree DNA and Living DNA.
Sometimes you need to download your DNA match list from your testing company website. I recommend this strategy for people who have endogamy on their family trees. Some people also export their DNA matches when they are organizing their DNA matches and want to make a master list of their matches from across multiple testing companies.
You can download your matches directly from 23andMe, MyHeritage and Family Tree DNA, and below we share workaround strategies for exporting your DNA matches from AncestryDNA and Living DNA. Before you begin, please note that some testing companies have temporarily disabled their downloading matches feature for security reasons.
Download your DNA matches from AncestryDNA
The following hack for exporting your AncestryDNA matches was shared by Greg Clarke of Ontario, Canada when he was a student in our DNA Skills Workshop. We’ve created this video tutorial with his permission
All the DNA match list formats should be the same now, but if you’ve got a different version, Greg says you can email him and he’ll try to help you out. (Thanks, Greg! That’s super nice!)
Download your DNA matches from 23andMe
23andMe has temporarily disabled this feature. Once this feature is available again, here’s how to export your 23andMe DNA match list:
Download your DNA matches from MyHeritage
MyHeritage has temporarily disabled this feature.
Download your DNA matches from Family Tree DNA
FTDNA has temporarily disable this feature. Once this feature is available again, here’s how to export your FTDNA match list:
Download your DNA matches from Living DNA
The Living DNA website doesn’t offer an option for downloading your matches, either. Greg to the rescue again! Using the same idea as shown in the Ancestry video tutorial above, you can go to Greg’s Living DNA spreadsheet.
What to Do with All Your Matches?
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