If you've done DNA testing with Ancestry or 23andMe.....

+13 votes
If you've done DNA testing with Ancestry or 23andMe, you can upload your raw data results to Family Tree DNA for FREE and see if there are any matches through them as well!

in The Tree House by Anonymous Anonymous G2G6 Mach 1 (17.0k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
When I click on that URL, I only see an offer to transfer National Geographic Genographic data. There's a different page for Autosomal Transfer from other testing companies...
When I posted it originally there was no mention of an expiry date however I believe it expired last night, or at least that is what was posted in another genealogy group I belong to.
I personally like to use GEDMatch.  It has proved most useful in all my work.

3 Answers

+8 votes
One caveat - newer (since after 2013, IIRC) 23andMe kits are not eligible due to different chip not being compatible. For reference, here are two threads at 23andMe about the issue and how to see if one can upload their 23andMe data:

Chip version by date processed thread (see 1st post) https://www.23andme.com/you/community/thread/27675/

Chip version by SNP thread (see 2nd post) https://www.23andme.com/you/community/thread/30990/
by Lincoln Lowery G2G6 Mach 7 (70.6k points)
According to the website, results from 23andMe chips V3 and V4 and AncestryDNA chips V1 and V2 can be transferred.
Thank you for updated answer.
+8 votes
Yes, this is true.  However, they only show you the first few matches.  If you want to see all of them, you either have to pay a transfer fee or get three other people to transfer their data (using a link you provide) in order to get your transfer for free.
by Darlene Athey-Hill G2G6 Pilot (560k points)
It is a long time since they stopped the transfer fee to open more matches. The match list you get does not include speculative matches though, so it may look shorter than you would have expected. The fee is to access more functionality, including the chromosome browser.
+1 vote
Here's the link for transferring data (for free) from testing services other than Genographic: https://www.familytreedna.com/autosomal-transfer

Maybe someone here can replace that with a link that will give credit to WikiTree for the referral.
by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)

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