Have you taken different autosomal DNA tests?

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GEDmatch’s Genesis now allows you to combine tests from different labs.  It remains very important that you just have one active kit in GEDmatch Genesis to allow for triangulation for you and your relatives (your other kits should be in Research mode or deleted).

Kit Combine Tool Kit entry form

Select up to 4 kits of the SAME individual to combine into one merged kit. (Note that Phased kits and Lazarus kits will not be accepted as base kits to a superkit!)
in The Tree House by Peter Roberts G2G6 Pilot (524k points)

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I have taken both AncestryDNA and 23andMe's autosomal tests. May I ask why it is important to only upload one test to GedMatch? Is the concern that you will match to yourself and skew the results? Do you know which test would be better to upload? Ancestry is easier. My 23 and Me did not upload properly and would need to be done again.

Or are you recommending that we merge our kits? Sorry to be so dense.
by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (450k points)
I'm recommending that you merge your kits.
If you upload, and leave marked as Public, more than one kit to Gedmatch you are cluttering up all the match lists needlessly for everyone.

Many reports are capped, so the more duplicates the fewer actual people are reported in the lists.

If you do want to see the usually small differences between the companies and do upload more than one company's kit, set all but one as Research only, so you can see the differences but noone else is penalised by their match lists having needless duplications.
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I did it, but had to join Tier 1 first (10 dollars).

How do we show the new number on our profile?

I did the triangulation, How do we get them on Wikitree so we could post triangulation?
by Sue Hall G2G6 Pilot (134k points)
edited by Sue Hall

For now, add the new number to the note field of your autosomal DNA test. Once WikiTree is finally able to link to genesis.gedmatch then the new number needs to go in the GEDmatch ID field (it would replace your old GEDmatch ID there).

Triangulation help is at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Triangulation However you don’t need to do triangulation if the relationship is 3rd cousins or closer.

One good thing about GEDmatch’s Tier 1 is that you can pay $10 for just one month and then combine your kits.  You don’t have to renew (you can just pay as you go).

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