DNA Matching

Why can't I upload my DNA data file?

You may be restricted from uploading the DNA data file on one of the following reasons:  1. For legal reasons it’s not possible to upload the

Why should I upload my raw DNA data to MyHeritage?

MyHeritage offers a new high-caliber DNA Matching service. The service matches you to other users who have had their DNA tested by MyHeritage DNA, but

Where can I see the Ancestral Surnames that were found with my DNA Matches?

For each of your DNA Matches, we automatically identify which surnames you have in common with each matched person. An ancestral surname that you and your

What kind of data can I get from DNA Matches?

With DNA Matching, you can get the genetic results for the two people who took an autosomal DNA test, and the genealogical information available on each

What kind of DNA data can I upload on my family site online?

At the moment, you can only upload autosomal DNA data to the online family site (Family Tree DNA, 23andMe personal genome service kit, and AncestryDNA kit)

I am adopted, can the MyHeritage DNA test help me find my parents?

If you don't know your biological parents, DNA matching might help you find them. We will match your autosomal DNA results with the raw DNA test

Where can I see DNA Matches on my family site?

If you manage DNA kit(s) for yourself or other people, you can find all DNA Matches the following way:  Hover your mouse over the “

How do I get DNA Matches?

In order to get DNA Matches, you need to be a registered MyHeritage user. To register, click here.  If you are a registered member of MyHeritage, log

What is DNA Matching?

DNA Matching is a powerful new service, developed by MyHeritage to help our users find relatives based on their shared genetic sequences. The technology

What does the percentage for the shared DNA mean?

All people share 99.9% of their DNA sequence in common and only the remaining 0.1% contains differences from person to person. Shared DNA shows you the

How do I interpret the possible relationships indicated on a DNA Match?

  Analysis of the DNA that you share with a DNA Match indicates the following possible relationships: 2nd cousin twice removed, 4th cousin, 3rd

Why do the DNA Matches found on MyHeritage show different results than the ones found on another site?

We humans are more similar than we think. All people share 99.5% of their DNA sequence in common. Only the remaining 0.5% differs from one person to

How does MyHeritage calculate the potential relationship in DNA Matches?

We calculate the possible degree of relationship between each pair of DNA Matches based on the following three parameters and their position in the

Is DNA matching free?

DNA Matching is a free feature, which allows you to be matched to other people who share DNA with you and are likely related to you. If you are facing a

What is the ‘Ancestral Surnames’ feature?

“Ancestral surnames” refers to the surnames of your ancestors such as grandparents, great grandparents, etc., and they play a vital role in

Do I need to have a family tree to get DNA Matches?

Every MyHeritage user can upload their DNA file to their MyHeritage member profile, and get DNA Matches to other MyHeritage users who have uploaded their

Who can upload the autosomal DNA test results?

As a webmaster (site creator), you are able to upload DNA files for yourself as well as your family members and see only these files. Please note: if you

How can I get better DNA Matching results?

Each person inherits different segments from their parents. Thus each person's DNA is different and the overlapping segments of different family

What type of DNA test is used for DNA Matching?

The MyHeritage DNA Matching feature uses autosomal DNA - inherited from your mother and father, your four grandparents, eight great-grandparents, and so

Who can get DNA Matches?

Anyone who test their DNA through MyHeritage DNA or upload their autosomal DNA data from other providers such as 23andMe, Family Tree DNA, and Ancestry

How can DNA Matches help my family history research?

DNA Matching is a powerful new service, developed by MyHeritage to help our users find relatives based on their shared genetic sequences. The technology

If I have more than one member profile should I upload my raw DNA test results to each of them?

If you have more than one member profile on MyHeritage and you have uploaded raw DNA test results for the same DNA kit or different kits to both of them,

How can I disable DNA Matches?

To disable the DNA Matching feature,  please follow these steps: 1. Log in to MyHeritage. 2. Click on your name in the upper-right corner of the