Transferring results of mtdna test from one family tree site to another

+2 votes
I haven't yet had the mtdna test done, but I will very soon. My question is how do you transfer the dna results over to another family tree site for a match? I have some family members who are with I plan on taking the 23 and Me dna test btw. I plan on staying with Wiki-tree as I really do like the Wiki family here. :)
asked in WikiTree Help by C Moore G2G1 (1.4k points)
recategorized by Jillaine Smith

2 Answers

+1 vote
The raw data from any company can be uploaded to
answered by Leslie Cooper G2G6 (7.9k points)
+1 vote

You mention AncestryDNA and 23&Me which are autosomal DNA tests - Leslie's answer is correct for those, see Help:GEDMatch.

But you also mention mtDNA, which is different from autosomal DNA.  AncestryDNA does not test that, and 23&Me only tests enough to provide an mtDNA haplogroup, nothing to transfer.  For more on mtDNA tests, see mtDNA Tests and Haplogroups.  There's basically only one test that's complete enough to provide an mtDNA raw data file (called a FASTA file), and that's the FTDNA Full Sequence mtDNA test.  That's the only one that can be used for direct mtDNA matching comparisons.

Currently, GEDmatch only does autosomal comparisons and matching, not mtDNA or yDNA.  In the future, mitoYDNA will do mtDNA and yDNA comparisons.

answered by Rob Jacobson G2G6 Mach 8 (85.6k points)

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