How do I upload a GEDCOM file?

You may upload a GEDCOM file on the My Account – GEDCOM/Family Tree page of your myFTDNA account. To upload a file:

  1. Login to your myFTDNA account. (https://www.familytreedna.com/login.aspx)
  2. Select GEDCOM/Family Tree from the My Account menu on the myFTDNA Menu bar.
  3. Follow the instructions on the page to complete the upload.
Where on my computer do I find the GEDCOM file?
A GEDCOM file is a file you can create using genealogy software. When you create the GEDCOM file, you select the place on the computer where it will be saved. This is where you will find it when you wish to upload your GEDCOM file.
Where do I upload my GEDCOM file?

To upload your GEDCOM file to your myFTDNA account:

  1. Login to your myFTDNA account. (https://www.familytreedna.com/login.aspx)
  2. Select GEDCOM/Family Tree from the My Account menu on the myFTDNA Menu bar.
  3. Browse your computer files to locate your GEDCOM.
  4. In the file browser window, select your GEDCOM and click the Open button. You will be returned to the My Account – GEDCOM/Family Tree page.
  5. Click on the corresponding Upload button to start the GEDCOM import process.
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen to select the person whose DNA was tested from the names list.
Where do I get a GEDCOM?
To create a GEDCOM file you need to have genealogy software. There are many genealogy software packages available and free versions may be found for most computer systems. You enter your family history into the software, and you are then able to export it as a GEDCOM file.
Where do I get GEDCOM software?
Family Tree DNA does not endorse a specific genealogy package. You may wish to ask on genealogy message boards to see what other genetic genealogists are using.
How do I export a GEDCOM file from my genealogy software?

The procedure to export to GEDCOM format varies. The follow steps give general directions.

  1. Start your genealogy program, and open the family tree you want to export.
  2. Click the FILE menu.
  3. Select SAVE AS or EXPORT (Which one depends on the program you are using.) from the menu. A new file window will display.
  4. Select the location on your computer where you want to save the file.
  5. In the SAVE AS TYPE menu, click the GEDCOM or GED selection.
  6. Enter the name of the file in the FILE NAME field.
  7. Click the SAVE button.
  8. If an export confirmation window displays, click the OK button. The family tree is now saved on your computer as a GEDCOM file.
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