How to Download DNA Raw Data from LivingDNA

 

 

Requirements:

  • Know your Living DNA login and password
  • Have access to a secure computer with the ability to store and protect the data if you want an archival copy or delete the data after uploading to another drive or test site

 

Instructions:

Step 1 - Login to LivingDNA.com
LivingDNA Sign In #OnGenealogy How to Download DNA Raw Data from LivingDNA

 

Step 2 - Select the test you want to View
If you manage more than one DNA test at this site, make sure you note whose test you’re downloading so you can rename the downloaded file in a meaningful way at the end of this process and not mix up different people’s test data.LivingDNA View Test button #OnGenealogy How to Download DNA Raw Data from LivingDNA

 

Step 3 -Select Download Raw Data from the left sidebar menu
LivingDNA Download Raw Data #OnGenealogy How to Download DNA Raw Data from LivingDNA

 

Step 4 - Review the information and if you agree, select the Consent box
LivingDNA Consent button #OnGenealogy How to Download DNA Raw Data from LivingDNA

 

Step 5 - Three blue Download boxes will appear, select one or more of these choices: autosomal, mtDNA, and/or Y-DNA
If you select more than one DNA download, each download will appear as a separate file.Step 5 - LivingDNA Choose which test to download #OnGenealogy How to Download DNA Raw Data from LivingDNA

 

Step 6 - Find and Rename the raw data download file(s)
The downloaded file(s) will appear at the bottom of your browser page. If you select the file(s) from here, you will open the file(s). Go to your Downloads directory and find the file(s) and rename it/them. You may want to save it/them somewhere other than your Downloads directory.

My Living DNA downloads look like this on the browser page (blurred for privacy):Step 6 - LivingDNA Find and Rename the Data Files Browser view #OnGenealogy How to Download DNA Raw Data from LivingDNA

and this is how the files look in my Downloads directory (I blurred the filenames for privacy reasons).Step 6 - LivingDNA Find and Rename the Data Files Downloads Directory view #OnGenealogy How to Download DNA Raw Data from LivingDNA

 

Step 7 - Safely archive this raw DNA data OR upload the raw DNA data to another testing site
If you want to upload this data to another DNA testing site, login to that testing site and follow their directions for uploading DNA from other test sites.

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