HOw to share my DNA from MyHeritage.com

+1 vote
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I had my DNA tested through MYHERITAGE.com.  I want to know if there is anyway to share that information on WIKI?  

Any insight is greatly appreciated.

Thank you and have a great day.
WikiTree profile: Janie Barthel
in Genealogy Help by Janie Barthel G2G Crew (390 points)
retagged by Maggie N.

3 Answers

+6 votes
I would suggest the best approach would be to upload the file to GEDmatch and then list that kit number here. MyHeritage is great if you are a customer but not very helpful otherwise.
by Anonymous McCormick G2G6 Mach 5 (55.3k points)

You do not need to be a paying customer to use MyHeritage DNA, and they accept uploads from all of the major testing companies including 23andMe.  It has an excellent interface for DNA comparisons and automatically finds triangulated matches.  All of the tools will only remain free for people who upload prior to December.

Yes, the MyH tools are quite good. I am a paying customer while my wife has a free account so I've seen first-hand the difference. The fact that there is a small window of opportunity does not detract from the view that GEDmatch is a much better choice for sharing your info on Wikitree.

Since it's not a one or the other choice, I encourage people to upload to both.  While GEDmatch's comparison options are superior to all others, non-techies will find MyHeritage's upload process and site to be much easier to use.  As GEDmatch has about 1 million tests and MyHeritage is approaching 2 million and increasing rapidly, most users will find more identifiable matches on MyHeritage; I know that I have.  I find nothing wrong with your answer recommending GEDmatch, but I want others to understand that MyHeritage is also an excellent option.

The fact I am a MyH customer suggests that I agree with you regarding that firm's merits. We differ, however, on the usefulness of listing their results here. Your own profile shows both a GEDmatch and MyH result. Clicking the Heritage results does nothing more than whisk one away to a page offering to sell you a test. The GEDmatch link provides all the info needed to make a useful comparison. I expect much of this is due to Wikitree's poor design but it's enough to make me believe GEDmatch should be the de facto standard for a site such as this and the commercial ones discouraged.
I didn't realize that was the point you were trying to make.  You're right, GEDmatch is the most useful for linking from Wikitree.
+8 votes

MyHeritage is one of the available tests on your DNA Tests page.  On your profile, hover over the Add menu, then click on DNA Test Information, then scroll down to Add New Test Information, and select MyHeritage DNA as the test type.  You can add your info here.

But also do what Bill said, upload your DNA info to GEDmatch, and add your GEDmatch ID here.  Please see Help:GEDMatch and Connecting DNA Test Results to WikiTree Profiles.

by Rob Jacobson G2G6 Pilot (126k points)
+2 votes
Go to the top by MyWike and his the Add button and it will show you a drop down click on DNA Information and once you do then click on the DNA test in the blocks. Now on the right hand side there is a link that says add new test. Of you can hit F5 and search on add new test and it will take you to it. Then you can see there are drop downs to help you out.
by Teresia Reeves G2G Crew (320 points)

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