Did you know that your AncestryDNA raw data contains around 700,000 genetic markers? Ancestry reports only use 0.01% of this information. There is more information about your health, nutrition, fitness, allergy, and specific genes like COMT, MTHFR, and APOE in your raw data. After finding out your ancestry information on the AncestryDNA site, you can download your raw data and use it to find out more about yourself. Learn how.
How to login to your AncestryDNA account
- Go to www.ancestry.com
- On the top-right hand corner of your screen click on “Sign in”.
- Enter your registered email address and password.
- If you do not remember your password, click on “Forgot?” near the green sign-in button.
How to sign out of your Ancestry DNA account
- From any page on your account dashboard click on your name or user name on the top-right hand corner
- From the drop-down menu choose “Sign out”.
How To Download Your AncestryDNA Raw data?
- On the “DNA” tab, select “Your DNA Results Summary from the drop-down menu.
- Choose “Download your raw DNA data” from settings and click on “Get Started.”
- Enter your password.
- This will automatically trigger an email confirmation to the email ID linked to your AncestryDNA account.
- Upon clicking “Confirm data download” in the email, you will reach the download page on ancestrydna.com.
- The file will be downloaded to your system.
Or you can directly place a request to download your DNA data.
2021 Updates from AncestryDNA: New Communities
AncestryDNA Genetic Communities technology connects members who most likely share recent ancestors from the same community (such as Ulster Irish) or culture (such as Afro-Caribbean Peoples of Belize, Honduras, and Nicaragua).
In February 2021, AncestryDNA updated the community database to include 33 in Germanic Europe, 151 in Mid-Atlantic, 138 in Midwest, and 26 in New England.
AncestryDNA claims that with the new update, they’ll be able to pinpoint better where in the world your ancestors were most likely from.
Do you have your DNA raw data from 23andMe, AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, FTDNA, LivingDNA, etc.?