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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

MyHeritage DNA now supports 23andMe and Family Tree DNA

DNA testing is only as valuable genealogically as you have people to compare tests. Adding more tests and more test subjects increases the chances you find a match (or a whole lot of matches). So it is a big deal that allows additional DNA test results to be added to their website. Of course, all this assumes that you have your family tree information on Taking a DNA test without having a supporting family tree is pretty useless genealogically speaking.

Here are some of the details of the announcement from MyHeritage's Blog post entitled,
"New: MyHeritage supports 23and Me v5 and Living DNA uploads."
We’re happy to announce another industry first from MyHeritage! We now support the upload of 23andMe v5 and Living DNA data files, in addition to supporting data uploads from all major DNA testing services, including Ancestry, 23andMe (prior to V5) and Family Tree DNA (Family Finder). 
Since 2016, MyHeritage has allowed users who have already tested their DNA to upload their DNA data from Ancestry, 23andMe and Family Tree DNA. They receive DNA Matches and ethnicity estimates on MyHeritage for free. Our free upload service is a unique benefit not offered by any of these other companies. However, previously MyHeritage did not support the upload of tests based on the chip called GSA (Global Screening Array), now being used by 23andMe (v5), and by Living DNA. Recent improvements to our DNA algorithms now allow us to support DNA data processed on GSA chips, and so we now support uploads of 23andMe v5 and Living DNA data files. 
Uploading your DNA data to MyHeritage is fast and simple. For users that upload now, we offer full access to DNA Matching, Ethnicity Estimates, our industry-leading chromosome browser, and more, for FREE.
Please read the entire blog post because this "Free" offer will expire on December 1st, 2018. 

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