Does the gedmatch site accept v4 23andme data?

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I've already uploaded my raw data to gedmatch genesis and it shows that I do have a v4 chip.  When the data is uploaded to the regular site, it tells me the data is incomplete and there is not enough SNPs.  It will work with genesis though?  I read that the v5 chips do not test for enough SNPs, but that the earlier chips should work.  I'd love for it all to play nice in wikitree too because currently you can't easily compare DNA with genesis.  My kit shows as not processed when it tries to open through gedmatch, and it will open in genesis.  Can someone link me to some good information on this?  I feel like maybe the question was already asked and I'm being redundant?  Please help.
in WikiTree Help by Andrew Woods G2G1 (1.4k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

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"Classic" Gedmatch has 23andMe data from the V4 chip, so your data should be compatible. The error message you received suggests that there might be something wrong with the data set you downloaded from 23andMe. Maybe it would be a good idea to download it again, and try uploading the data from new download. I would do that before you try uploading to Genesis.

Once you are sure your data set is OK, I suggest that you upload it to both Classic Gedmatch and Gedmatch Genesis. I did that -- being on both sites gives more potential matches.
by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
selected by Andrew Woods
Good suggestion.  It will be my third time uploading my data, but maybe the download corrupted?  Also, it reads as a v4 chip on gedmatch, but says it's a v5 on 23andme.  I don't know?  For now, until they merge the two I will just stick with genesis and that kit.
That sounds like a reasonable plan.

When I visited Gedmatch Genesis today (after reading your question), in addition to my Genesis ID, the Genesis page displayed my "Classic" Gedmatch ID with an "under construction" icon. That makes me think that they are making progress toward merging the two sites.

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