DNA comparisons on this site

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I have been on Wikitree for a while but still have a lot to learn.  I downloaded my DNA from Ancestry yesterday.  How do I find matches?  Can someone please help with a little guidance on how to work with the DNA on this site. Any help or info is greatly appreciated.


in WikiTree Help by Billy Connard G2G Crew (960 points)
recategorized by Lynda Crackett

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Best answer

This is the guidance on How to get started with DNA. All you need to do is register on Wikitree that you have taken a DNA test. You cannot upload DNA results here. If you have not already done so you should consider uploading your AncestryDNA results to gedmatch.com. This will also give you an opportunity to find matches who have tested with other companies.

by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (629k points)
selected by Ellen Smith
Ellen, Thanks for the best answer star.
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You may want to upload your DNA results to GEDmatch and then include that information on your profile page along with building your tree on WikiTree. As you discover others on WikiTree who share a common ancestor and are on GEDmatch, the profile of the common shared ancestor will reflect their test information and GEDmatch kit number. You can then check each of them against your GEDmatch Number to see if any of you triangulate. You may need many different cousins who share the same ancestor before you find two who will triangulate with you.
by Barbara Shoff G2G6 Mach 2 (20.5k points)

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