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Clement-2494 DNA Site Reviews

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Note to self, format this better later. Maybe into a table? Also, email info(a)dnapainter.com to let them know that it hates my Wikitree GEDCOM.

  • 23andMe - Paid, WIP, will give details later when I get my results, probably 2021-02-02 at the latest.
  • AncestryDNA - Paid, GEDCOM uploading, DNA matches, no uploading other raw DNA, would 100% recommend using their Ancestry Library services for free through your library or something because the subscription price is ridiculous, lol.
  • DNA.land - Free, WIP because it says my password is wrong but the "forgot my password" feature isn't sending me anything, FML.
  • DNA Painter - Free, GEDCOM uploading, not many features but you can check out chromosome stuff, has extra paid features but IMO not important unless you want to have multiple raw DNA profiles or if you want to upload a ton of GEDCOM data.
  • FamilySearch.org - Free, GEDCOM uploading, not a DNA site but you can look up records for free (👌), just make sure to verify before taking them as fact because some people are sloppy with their work.
  • FamilyTreeDNA - Free/Paid, GEDCOM uploading, DNA matches, you can do one of their tests or upload raw DNA for free. But if you upload your raw DNA and want to access DNA matches and ethnicity estimate features, you have to pay $19 (versus the usual $79 USD or $59 during sales, or more if you want more advanced tests).
  • GEDmatch - Free, GEDCOM uploading, probably the best free boi, description is a WIP.
  • Geni - Free, GEDCOM uploading, not a DNA site but you can link it to your FamilyTreeDNA info to find DNA matches that are signed up on the site (which isn't too restrictive since you can upload raw DNA to ftDNA)
  • GenomeLink - Paid, no GEDCOM/DNA matches, has ANCIENT ethnicity estimate (ex. Hunter-gatherers, Steppe pastoralists, etc) but no modern one, has information about traits like your raw DNA's food/nutrition/fitness traits but some people consider it not worth paying for since knowing that you have traits like "more of a protein seeker" or "less likely to have motion sickness" isn't *too* interesting when it's not really a guarantee or anything. Like Promethease, it compares your genome traits to research, it's mostly just guesses. It has info that Prome doesn't but I'd recommend just sticking with Prome.
  • LivingDNA - Free/PAid, no GEDCOM, DNA matches, has some specific details for my British-Irish Isles genes (ex. 29.4% overall with 4.1% South England, 1.9% Cornwall, etc etc) but is otherwise not very specific re: my genes (47.5% NE Germanic, 19.4% Scandinavia which may include Germanic, 3.6% Basque which is most likely my Frenchiness)
  • MyHeritage - ... WIP, can't log in because of 2FA issues, gotta call for help later, I think you can upload raw data for a fee but can't recall at the moment. Or you can do one of their tests.
  • Nebula Genomics - Paid, WIP while I wait for my results. This is the test that Sequencing uses.
  • Promethease - Paid, no GEDCOM or DNA matches, you can upload your raw DNA and it'll compare your genes to genome research. 99% sure you have to pay per raw DNA file, AKA you can upload updated versions for free but if you wanted to upload raw DNA from another site, you have to pay a fee for that new boi.
  • Sequencing - Free/Paid, no GEDCOM/DNA matches, you can upload your raw data for free and use some free features but a lot of the paid features are overpriced IMO, but at least some are on sale for "free" sometimes (Once I get my results from my "complete genome" test, I'll upload it to check my ABO blood type for free) Definitely recommend because their features give fancy informational PDFs. For example, for "Athletic Performance", it says that I'm more likely to excel in sports requiring power and strength and it gives some examples such as 5-10 minutes of intense cardio, resistance/weight/training, short distance swimming, etc. I'm less likely to excel when it comes to endurance, so my triathlon career was over before it began, lol. It also lists research associated with the genes that it uses in its calculations.
  • Vitagene - Paid, no GEDCOM/DNA matches, similar to GenomeLink but with a focus on fitness/nutrition, offers recommendations for diet plans/supplements/workouts, apparently offers an ancestry estimate but refusing to load for me at the moment, you can upload raw DNA or do one of their tests.
  • Wikitree - Free, GEDCOM uploading, not a DNA site but my family tree site of choice since they aspire to have a universal family tree that connects all of us, you can't upload raw DNA stuff but you can add links to your info on GEDmatch, etc. (You are here!)
  • YourDNAportal - Free, no GEDCOM, DNA matches (beta), probably not worth paying for extra features in my opinion, it has ethnicity estimates but it uses the same algorithms that GEDmatch uses, the results seem a little tweaked though.

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Best plan in my opinion (for US residents): Buy a full genome test from Sequencing/Nebula Genomics while it's on sale ($200 off, or $399 plus tax/shipping), upload to FamilyTreeDNA (free or $19 for ethnicity/DNA match), GEDmatch (free), LivingDNA (WIP), MyHeritage (WIP), Promethease (>$12 since it's a full genome), Sequencing (free with paid features), anad yourDNAPortal (free). For family tree features, I recommend using Wikitree for family tree stuff and later uploading your GEDCOM to other sites like FamilySearch, FamilyTreeDNA, GEDmatch, Geni, not sure about MyHeritage, maybe others. (Total estimated cost: WIP.)

Free sites to look into: LunaDNA, SanoGenetics.com, DNASolves.com, MyTrueAncestry.com,

Paid sites to look into: Athletigen ($20 for upload)





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