This is the DNA company with the largest database. The company is based in Utah, USA, and most of their database entries are USA citizens. The test is a spit test, you have to spit in a container, and return it to the lab. Ancestry does NOT allow the uploading of RAW DNA from other companies. If you want to be in their database, you have to take their test.


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Download your RAW DNA

If you have tested your DNA at Ancestry, and you want to download your RAW DNA (so you can upload it to other sites), please follow these instructions. 

  1. Sign in to your Ancestry account. 
  2. Go to DNA> Your DNA Results Summary> Settings (the Settings button is at the top right of the page).
  3. Scroll down to the Actions section and click 'Download' next to Download DNA Data.
  4. Enter your password, check the box, and click 'Confirm'. You will receive an email containing a link to confirm the download.
  5. In the email, click 'Confirm Data Download'. If prompted, sign in to Ancestry.
  6. On the Download DNA Data page on Ancestry, click 'Download DNA Data'.
  7. The file will now be downloaded to your computer.


The file is a ZIP file. Don't unzip this file, just store it in a safe place on your computer. You can rename it so you recognize it later.

You can now transfer your DNA to FamilyTreeDNA , MyHeritage and Gedmatch .


Transfer your RAW DNA file to Ancestry

Ancestry does NOT accept the transfer of a RAW DNA file to their database. If you want to be in their database, you have to buy and take their test.