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WikiTree has a special relationship with GEDmatch.com. Here are some details.

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What is GEDmatch?

GEDmatch is a free website (with special "Tier 1" services for supporters) that helps you get more from your autosomal DNA test results from 23andMe, AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA or Family Tree DNA.

The testing companies match you with other customers, i.e. other genealogists who have taken the same DNA test. GEDmatch matches you with customers from all the major testing companies, e.g. they enable 23andMe test results to be compared with AncestryDNA test results, etc.

GEDmatch also offers highly-advanced tools that you can't find anywhere else. It's a must for serious genetic genealogists.

Links from GEDmatch to WikiTree

When you enter a GEDmatch ID on a DNA test on WikiTree, GEDmatch will automatically link to your compact family tree on WikiTree when you appear in one-to-many results. This is usually done within 24 hours.

These links only appear if:

  1. Your family tree on WikiTree is public.
  2. You are not anonymous on GEDmatch.

See this help page on GEDmatch.com for more information.

Links from WikiTree to GEDmatch

WikiTree displays your GEDmatch ID along with your DNA test information everywhere it appears, e.g. on WikiTree profiles where your DNA test might be useful for confirming or rejecting relationships.

If the viewing user is logged-in and to WikiTree and logs in to GEDmatch, the kit ID number links directly to GEDmatch one-to-many test results.

Privacy

If you don't want your information on WikiTree to connect to your information on GEDmatch, it's best to remove the GEDmatch ID from your test information on WikiTree, according to the instructions below.

Keep in mind that you can partially anonymize yourself on WikiTree by using an initial or the first name "Anonymous," and all living family members can be private, including your parents, even if you have a public family tree.

Entering a GEDmatch ID

When you enter or edit an autosomal DNA test, the optional field for GEDmatch ID will appear.

It should look something like this: M121714 or A675090 or T008867.

Editing or Deleting a GEDmatch ID

On your DNA Tests page click the "Edit or Enter Details" button to the right of the test.

You can delete the entire test from WikiTree, or just change or remove the GEDmatch ID from here.



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