MyHeritage auDNA test includes all FTDNA features with transfer

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The auDNA test from MyHeritage may be the best value right now, especially with their $49 Black Friday sale ($49 Amazon).  In addition to the MyHeritage reports, you can also upload the results to FTDNA and get all of their reports for free.

What do I get if I transfer my autosomal DNA from MyHeritage?

After transferring your results, for free, you will receive a list of your autosomal matches from our database and have access to our Family Finder - Matrix. The Matrix feature allows you to select and compare the autosomal DNA relationship between up to ten of your matches at one time. In addition, you will also be given full access to our Family Finder features, which include the Chromosome Browser, myOrigins, and ancientOrigins at no additional cost.

Normally this costs $19, but MyHeritage may be getting this special treatment because their tests are done by Gene By Gene, FTDNA's parent company.

If the size of the user base is your most important consideration, then Ancestry.com still has that market cornered.  MyHeritage/FTDNA/Ancestry.com use the 'older' version of the testing chip.  23andMe/LivingDNA use the 'new' version of the chip, but there are currently FAR FEWER people who have tested with this.

Note:  MyHeritage charges $12 for shipping unless two or more tests are ordered.  No charge for shipping on Amazon Prime.

See current thread for Thanksgiving sale prices.

in The Tree House by Kerry Larson G2G6 Pilot (178k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
I read somewhere that MyHeritage uses FTDNA for their lab.

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Thanks for the info Kerry

Uploaded my DNA to FTDNA

couldn't have been easier
by Chris Colwell G2G6 Mach 2 (22.6k points)

Thanks for the feedback Christopher.  Have you been able to confirm yet that all of the features were included? "Chromosome Browser, myOrigins, and ancientOrigins at no additional cost"

Looks like everything is free

Haven't tried everything out yet but my matches came back within hour of me uploading and I have had a quick browse through what I can do.

Didn't have a FTDNA account before and they have not even hinted at me paying anything
Thanks for sharing that info.
Just checked

the Ancient origins are now available to me - just had to wait a few hours for it to process

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