New: MyHeritage supports 23andMe v5 and Living DNA uploads

New: MyHeritage supports 23andMe 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.

Upload your DNA data to MyHeritage now

If you manage additional DNA kits for some of your relatives, and you have their permission, upload their DNA data too, and MyHeritage will let you associate the data with the respective individuals on your family tree. DNA data uploaded to MyHeritage is completely private and secure. Only you can see the DNA data you upload.

Read more about the benefits:

DNA Matches

DNA Matches are other users on MyHeritage from around the world who are likely to be your relatives based on shared DNA. MyHeritage has a very strong user base in Europe, so you are likely to get more DNA Matches from Europe than on any other DNA service. This is extremely useful if you have ancestors from Europe.

Ethnicity Estimate

With a percentage breakdown of your ethnic background from among our 42 ethnicity regions, you’ll learn where your ancestors came from.

Chromosome Browser

This helps you understand how you’re related to your DNA Matches by identifying DNA segments that you share with them. MyHeritage’s Chromosome Browser is considered by many experts to be the best in the industry.

Upcoming changes

As of December 1, 2018, our policy regarding DNA uploads will change: DNA Matching will remain free for uploaded DNA data, but unlocking additional DNA features (for example, ethnicity estimate, chromosome browser, and some others) will require an extra payment for DNA files uploaded after this date. We will announce the full details of the new policy once it is finalized, closer to December 1st. All DNA data that was uploaded to MyHeritage in the past, and all DNA data that is uploaded now and prior to December 1, 2018, will continue to enjoy full access to all DNA features for free. These uploads will be grandfathered in and will remain free.

So, don’t delay, and upload your DNA data to MyHeritage now, while all the DNA features are free (and they will remain free for you). If you have tested with 23andMe (any versions including v5) or Living DNA, you’re in luck, and you can now upload this data to MyHeritage too. You can also upload DNA data from Ancestry and Family Tree DNA’s Family Finder test. Instructions for exporting your data and uploading it to MyHeritage are provided on our upload page.

Upload your DNA data now

Note: We are currently processing a large backlog of 23andMe v5 kits that have been uploaded to us in the past, and those results will be rolled out to the users gradually within the next few days.

If you haven’t tested your DNA yet, order your DNA kit today.


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  • Ruth Gardner

    September 12, 2018

    I have uploaded my DNA to my tree on My Heritage from Ancestry. Now my son has tested his DNA on 23 and me. How can he share the results with mine. He is in my family tree but not a member of My Heritage. Appreciate any informatioin.

    • Esther

      September 13, 2018

      Hi Ruth,

      As a MyHeritage member, you can upload DNA data for someone else in your family tree, even if they are not a member of MyHeritage. You can upload the DNA data of as many close relatives of yours as you like, from as many DNA test kits as you like, provided that you obtain their consent. To do so, visit the profile of a relative of yours in the family tree and click the DNA tab (provided that you are the site manager).

      Esther / MyHeritage Team

  • Alexandre

    September 12, 2018

    Very nice news !

    Keep the good job !

  • Rob

    September 14, 2018

    This is good news. Very happy to hear it.

  • Yvette

    September 19, 2018

    Was happy to get the news that 23 & me DNA being processed through my heritage now.

  • Jennifer

    September 19, 2018

    Just curious, how long does it take for the results to show up in MyHeritage after uploading the dna files from Living DNA?

    • Esther

      October 9, 2018

      Hi Jennifer,

      It should take 1-2 days for your results to be processed. If your results are stalled for any reason, please contact

      Esther / MyHeritage Team

  • Bruce G. Hodgson

    October 8, 2018

    I was a member of MyHeritage and I had no complaints. I also had my DNA done. My surname Hodgson has a history in the north of England so I was excited. DNA results have a dozen Hodgson lineages, my family matched none. Perhaps my genealogy traces back to an adoption or some other dead end. Nevertheless, my family tree did trace back to my great x5 grandparents in northern England, a Thomas and Jane (Peacock) Hodgson in St.Helen, Auckland. Including my grandson (our 5th generation in Canada), that adds up to nine generations! In 1984 I created SHARE (Surname Hodgson Association & Resources Enterprise) to assist all Hodgsons including variants to connects with others. We had gatherings, guest speakers, side trips, and a newsletter. After many years, it collapsed from rising dues. My son and I are putting together a 400-page digital synopsis of our Hodgson history with endless photos. We stayed in a family residence in County Durham where our ancestors were tenant farmers for generations, a stone tower from the 1300s still known as the Old Lodge near Staindrop. I have been to Staindrop, Raby Castle, and of course the Old Lodge many times over the decades, but my age now at 82, I doubt that I will ever return. I’d like to but my son says that that will not happen. That makes me sad but things are what they are. I’ve had a good life. As it is, our Hodgson family genealogy is excellent. I could tell you so much more! I hope you found this interesting. Sincerely, Bruce G. Hodgson

  • Dale Carter

    October 8, 2018

    How do I verify if I have uploaded my DNA from Family Tree DNA to My Heritage in the past?

    • Esther

      October 9, 2018

      Hi Dale,

      You can log into your MyHeritage account, and look under the DNA section. There you will see any DNA data that you have uploaded or from tests taken through MyHeritage.

      Esther / MyHeritage Team

  • Christal Spring

    October 8, 2018

    Can you upload your DNA results from My Heritage into Ancestry .ca, Thanks

    • Esther

      October 9, 2018

      Hi Christal,

      At this point in time, Ancestry does not allow DNA uploads, a unique feature allowed by MyHeritage.

      Esther / MyHeritage Team

  • Judith Lane

    October 10, 2018

    I took a DNA test from Ancestry. What is the process to upload it to MyHeritage? How do I get the info from Ancestry to upload it to MyHeritage?

    • Esther

      October 14, 2018

      Hi Judith,

      Please visit and there you will see instructions for how you can upload your raw DNA data to MyHeritage.

      Esther / MyHeritage Team

  • james

    October 15, 2018

    Thank you for allowing me to up load other companies data of mine. You should be commended.
    Thanks again, jwh

  • Huub van Helvoort

    December 11, 2019

    Today (December 11, 2019) I have been able to upload the Living_DNA autosomal .txt file.

    However if I look at my managed DNA kits it reports “this kit is invalid” without being specific what is wrong with the data. Is it the format, is it the data?

    Did the support for Living_DNA raw autosomal raw data stop?

    • Esther

      December 11, 2019

      Hi Huub,

      In late 2018, LivingDNA switched to a new chip that we do not currently support.

      Best, Esther / MyHeritage Team

  • Dnasulimited123

    December 13, 2019

    this is good news thanks for u

  • Holly Lara

    June 10, 2020

    Do you get different results? What are the benefits of uploading raw data from 23andMe to my heritage results?