Upload to GEDmatch

GEDmatch is a 3rd party genetic genealogy tool site. It has both free and premium tools. It offers users the ability to opt into law enforcement sample matching. The following instructions are intended for someone who does not already have an account with GEDmatch.

User Registration

Go to the GEDmatch user registration page, https://gedmatch/register.php. Enter your name, an alias, your email address, and a password. Then click the Submit button.

Email Confirmation Code

You will be emailed a confirmation code. Enter this code on the next page, and click the Confirm button.

Account Login

You can now login to your new GEDmatch account by clicking the login button on the top right.

Email & Password

On the the next page, enter the email and password you used to create your account. Then, click the Log in button.

Accept Terms of Service

The first time you login, you will need to read through the Terms of Service and accept them. If you are helping someone else create an account, please be sure they fully understand the Terms of Service before moving forward. To accept, go to Option #1 and click the blue HERE link.

File Upload

Once you have logged into GEDmatch, go the the Upload your DNA files section. Click the link for Generic Uploads (23andme, FTDNA, AncestryDNA, most others).

File Profile Information

Fill our the questionnaire about the DNA profile you are uploading. It is OK to leave some fields blank.

Be sure to Opt-in

When you get to the privacy options for the kit, please be sure to Opt-in.

There are also free tools provided to users, but those are not covered here. To learn about them and stay up-to-date on the site, you can join their unofficial user group on Facebook.