How to upload to Family Tree DNA (23andMe)

  23andMe, Family Tree DNA, Opt In, Tutorial

Download your raw data

Sign in to 23andMe

In the top right corner, click on the down arrow (“V”) next to your profile photo and name. In that drop down menu, click on “Browse Raw Data”.

On the next page, you’ll see two tabs “Browse” (current tab) and “Download”. Click on the “Download” tab. Scroll down the page until you reach the “Request your raw data download” section. Read the statement and click the box next to “I understand the limitations and risks associated with uploading my information to third party sites.” Click “Submit request”.

The next screen will say: “Your download request is in progress”. Check the email associated with your 23andMe account for the next step.

The email should arrive within a few minutes. Open the email and click “Download Raw Data”. This will redirect you back to 23andMe where you can download the file. On that page, click on the blue “Download raw data” button on the page and you’ll get a pop up asking where to save the .zip file. Save the file to your computer where you can easily locate it again but don’t open it or unzip it. You’ll need it as-is to upload to Family Tree DNA.

Upload to Family Tree DNA

Go to Family Tree DNA.

At the top bar of the page, hover your mouse on “upload your DNA” and select “Autosomal DNA.”

Fill in your first and last name, email, and gender, and click on “join today.”

You will be given the option to select the type of kit you are uploading. Select “MyHeritage.”

Drag and drop the file you downloaded earlier into the gray box and click “submit.”

In the next screen, you will receive your Family Tree DNA kit number. You will also have an email at the address you used to sign up. It contains your Family Tree DNA kit number and password. Click “Go to my FTDNA” to proceed.

Confirm your first and last name, email address and gender. Click “confirm and proceed.”

Read the terms of service. Click the check box to accept, then click “confirm and proceed.”

Read the next agreement and click the checkbox to consent and agree to matching. Then click the “complete and proceed to dashboard” button.

Check your Law Enforcement Matching settings

Hover over your name in the top right corner of your screen. Click “account settings” in the dropdown.

Click the “privacy and sharing” tab on the settings page. Scroll down to the “Law Enforcement Matching (LEM)” section. If the slider button labeled “Opt in to Law Enforcement Matching” is blue, you are opted in. If it is gray, click on it. You will be opted in and your settings will be automatically saved.

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