Quick Guide to Accessing your AncestryDNA data

 
 
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How to obtain your Instructions for accessing Ancestry.com DNA data as well as how to safely import, download, upload and use your Ancestry data into another account including how to use your data with apps in the DNA App Store that analyze your data and provide information about nutrition, fitness, health, rare diseases, genealogy, ancestry, heritage weight loss, detoxification, games, recreation and more. data


STEP 1

Login to your ancestry account and go to “Your DNA Results Summary”

 

 

Click here to login to your Ancestry.com account

In the menu at the top of page, click ‘DNA’ and then in the submenu that appears click ‘Your DNA Results Summary


STEP 2

Find and download your RAW genetic data

 

 

  1. Click ‘Settings’ near the top right of the page.
  2. In the grey ‘Actions’ box on the right side of the page, click the dark grey button ‘Download Raw DNA data
  3. Enter your Ancestry.com password, click the checkbox so there is a checkmark in it and then click the ‘Confirm’ button. You’ll see a message to check your email.

STEP 3

Go to your email and open the link to download your file

 

 

NOTE: It may take up to one hour to receive the email from AncestryDNA.

  1. Open the email from AncestryDNA, this message contain a link to download your file. This email usually arrives within 20 minutes but can take up to an hour.
  2. Open the email and click on the green button that says ‘Confirm Data Download
  3. A browser window will open window to a page at Ancestry.com. Click the green button that says ‘Download DNA Raw Data
  4. You should see your file downloading...We’re almost done!

STEP 4

Open the file (on Mac) or unzip it (on Windows) and rename it

 

 

  1. Open the zip file that was just downloaded.
    • If you are using MacOS, the file can be opened by double clicking on it.

    • If you are using Windows, open the archive and extract the file.

  2. Find the “ancestryDNA.txt” file that was inside the zip file. Right click on this txt file and in the menu select “Rename”.
  3. Rename this file using the full name of the person the genetic data was obtained from: “FirstName_LastName.txt”. Example: “Kimberly_Kardashian.txt”

STEP 5

Optional: Download the raw genetic data from each profile in your AncestryDNA account.

NOTE: If your account only contains genetic data for one person, proceed to Step 6.

 

 

  1. Click ‘DNA’ in the header and then click ’Your DNA Results Summary
  2. Click “View Another Test’ in the top right of the page.
  3. Select another profile from the list and repeat Steps 2-4 to download the genetic data for that profile.
  4. Repeat Steps 2-4 for each profile that contains genetic data.

STEP 6

Upload your data to Sequencing.com and use it with apps

 

 

Click here to Login to your account at Sequencing.com.

If you don’t have an account, Register for a free account.

  1. Go to the Upload Center by clicking here.
    • Alternatively, in the header of the page click ‘Data’ and then ‘Upload Center’.

  2. Under ‘Upload from My Computer’, click ‘Choose file’.
  3. Find and select the AncestryDNA file that you just downloaded to your computer.
  4. Go to your ‘My Files’ page by clicking here.
    • Alternatively, in the header of the page click ‘Data’ and then ‘My Files’.

    • The uploaded file may take up to five minutes before it appears in your My Files page.

  5. Go to the ‘App market’ by clicking here and find the app you want to use.
    • Alternatively, in the header of the page click ‘Apps’ and then ‘App Market’.  

  6. Purchase the app and then click the app’s Start button.
  7. Select your genetic data file and click the ‘Submit’ button.
    • The app will now analyze your genetic data and you’ll receive your results.

    • Some apps complete within a few minutes while others may take several hours.

 

Return to Upload Center

 

STEP 6

Register your account at Sequencing.com and start using it with apps!

 

 

Use this link to Register for a free account.

  1. Fill in your email address and press “Create account
  2. Go to your email account, that you have previously entered, while registering and open the email
  3. In the message find: “Click here to activate your account” and press it
  4. You will be asked a set of questions: who are you? Your name and your password. Fill them in and congratulations you are now a fully registered member on Sequencing.com!
  5. In the last step choose “Yes, I have genetic data”, then choose “Upload file from my computer" and in the find your file and upload it
  6. Since you have uploaded the file, you can use it with the “Athletic Performance” app which will be active to you, when the file has finished uploading
  7. Select your genetic data file and click the ‘Submit’ button.
    • The app will now analyze your genetic data and you’ll receive your results.
    • Some apps complete within a few minutes while others may take several hours.

  8. Alternatively you can go to the app market.Go to the ‘App market’ by clicking here and find the app you want to use.
    • Select your genetic data file and click the ‘Submit’ button.

      • The app will now analyze your genetic data and you’ll receive your results.

      • Some apps complete within a few minutes while others may take several hours.

 

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