How to Upload Raw Ancestry DNA data to Sequencing.com
March 20, 2019

How to Upload Raw Ancestry DNA data to Sequencing.com

Upload Raw Ancestry DNA

If you are looking to use your raw Ancestry DNA to learn more about your heritage and health, Sequencing.com offers DNA apps that can help you learn about your health, fitness, nutrition, and more.

If you are one of the more than 14 million users of Ancestry.com’s DNA service, you may be wondering what is next. You had your DNA partially sequenced, you got your ethnicity results, but now you are most likely yearning for more!

If that sounds like you, there is good news because there is a lot more you can do with your raw Ancestry DNA data. From additional genealogy tests to health, fitness, and nutrition tests, there are so many great options in our DNA app store to help you live a healthier and happier life.

About Our DNA App Store

The Sequencing.com DNA app store is a digital marketplace offering free and paid applications that analyze genetic data. There are nine categories of apps including health, ancestry, nutrition, fitness, beauty, lifestyle, children, bioinformatics, and clothing. Your Ancestry DNA data is compatible with apps in all categories. To use the apps, follow these steps to upload your raw Ancestry DNA data to Sequencing.com


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How to Download Raw Ancestry DNA Data

The first step to getting your data uploaded to Sequencing.com is to download the raw Ancestry DNA data from Ancestry.com. To do that follow these steps:

  1. Sign-in to your Ancestry DNA account.

  2. Click on 'Settings' on the right near the top of the page.

  3. Click the ‘Download your raw DNA data’ button.

  4. Enter your Ancestry DNA password and click the checkbox.

    • This will trigger an email that will be sent to your Ancestry DNA email address, which will include a link to confirm download of the DNA data.

  5. Open the email from Ancestry DNA and click the ‘Confirm data download’ button in the email.

  6. On this download page click the 'Download Raw DNA Data' button.

  7. Your Ancestry DNA data file will then download to your computer.

    • If your Ancestry DNA account contains genetic data for two or more people, repeat the steps above to download the raw data for each person.

      • Please make sure to open the zip file and rename the file inside. This should be done immediately after downloading each file to your computer so you can identify which person that file belongs to.

        • This is necessary because all files downloaded from Ancestry DNA have the same exact filename.

          • Since the filenames are all the same, it is difficult to determine which file belongs to which person unless you rename the file immediately after it is downloaded to your computer.  

How to Upload Raw Ancestry DNA Data

After you have downloaded the data to your computer, you can then upload it to Sequencing.com. To accomplish that, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Upload Center at Sequencing.com

  2. Choose the upload option under 'Upload from My Computer' and select the Ancestry DNA file that was recently downloaded to your computer.

  3. Click Upload.

    1. Your Ancestry DNA file will be securely uploaded to your Sequencing.com account.

    2. It may take up to 15 minutes before your file appears in your account.

Importing Ancestry Data

Sequencing.com also offers numerous options to import your data. If you have Ancestry DNA data, we have built a specific import function to help you with the process that can be accessed from our upload page.

We also offer other options for importing large data from cloud solutions such as (AWS, Google Cloud, Google Drive, Azure, Dropbox, Drive, etc.) as well as FTP.

What To Do Next

After you have your raw Ancestry DNA data in Sequencing.com, we would suggest checking out the following apps.

Ancestry & Genealogy

Ancestry & Genealogy by Eone-Diagnomics Genome Center will analyze your genes and generate a printable report that contains insights about your ancient ancestors and your genealogy. The report can help you unlock the information within your genes to provide you with unprecedented access to your genetic heritage. Try it out and compare it to your previous results.

Nutrition Heritage Report

Nutrition Heritage Report by Athletigen will enlighten your perspective and help you choose foods that are optimal for you. The report can help you to understand what your DNA Ancestry means when it comes to the foods that your relatives digest optimally. Use it, and avoid the fad diets that don’t serve anyone, and instead, create a diet just for you.  

DNA Selfie

DNA Selfie by Sequencing.com will help you take a selfie using only your DNA! This innovative app, backed by science, provides the most likely facial image of a person based only on their DNA. It does this my statistically ranking the likelihood eye color, hair color, hair shade, and skin color. Use it to compare your selfie to the selfie of your family members, and share it your friends as an online avatar.


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