How to Download DNA Raw Data from MyHeritageDNA

 

Requirements:

  • Know your MyHeritage login and password
  • Know your MyHeritage password without it being automatically provided by the site
  • Be able to access your email to retrieve a message from MyHeritage
  • 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 MyHeritage.com
Step 1 - MyHeritageDNA Login to MyHeritage #OnGenealogy How to Download DNA Raw Data from MyHeritageDNA

 

Step 2 - On the header menu select DNA, then select Manage DNA kits; if you're a member of more than one family website, select which site you want to visit
Step 2 - MyHeritageDNA Select DNA from header menu Select Manage DNA kits #OnGenealogy How to Download DNA Raw Data from MyHeritageDNA
If you’re a member of more than one family site, select the site you need. Step 2 - MyHeritageDNA If you're a member of more than one family website select which site you want to go to #OnGenealogy How To Download DNA Raw Data from MyHeritageDNA

 

Step 3 -Select the kit you want to download by selecting the three dots next to that kit at the far right side of the page
If you manage more than one kit or have kits for more than one person, be careful to select the kit you want to download and after the download, be sure to rename it in a way that will help identify it in the future.Step 3 - MyHeritageDNA Select the kit you want to download #OnGenealogy How to Download DNA Raw Data from MyHeritageDNA

 

Step 4 - A pop-up window will appear, DNA data file download, read it and select Continue
Step 4 - MyHeritageDNA pop up window labeled DNA data file download select Continue #OnGenealogy How to Download DNA Raw Data from MyHeritageDNA

 

Step 5 - A pop-up window will appear Confirmation for downloading raw DNA data, select the confirmation box and then select Continue
Step 5 - MyHeritageDNA a popup window select confirm select continue #How To Download DNA Raw Data from MyHeritageDNA

 

Step 6 - A pop-up window will appear DNA data file download telling you to check your email for download instructions
Step 6 - MyHeritageDNA pop up telling you to check your email for instructions #OnGenealogy How To Download DNA Raw Data from MyHeritageDNA

 

Step 7 - Go to your email inbox and find an email from MyHeritage DNA
Step 7 - MyHeritageDNA find the email from MyHeritage in your email inbox #OnGenealogy How To Download DNA Raw Data from MyHeritageDNA

 

Step 8 - Open the email from MyHeritage DNA and select Continue with the download
Step 8 - MyHeritageDNA Open the email, select Continue with the download #OnGenealogy How To Download DNA Raw Data from MyHeritageDNA

 

Step 9 - A new MyHeritage browser window will open, type in your MyHeritage password (used with your login) and then select Download
Step 9 - MyHeritageDNA Final Data File Download page type your password select download #OnGenealogy How To Download DNA Raw Data from MyHeritageDNA

 

Step 10 - Find the Download in your Downloads Directory and Rename the file
The downloaded file will appear at the bottom of your browser page. Go to your Downloads directory and find the file and rename it. You may want to save it somewhere other than your Downloads directory.

MyHeritageDNA downloads look like this on the browser page:Step 10 - MyHeritageDNA DNA data download in browser window #OnGenealogy How To Download DNA Raw Data from MyHeritageDNA

and this is how the file looks in my Downloads directoryStep 10 - MyHeritageDNA Find the download in your Downloads directory and rename #OnGenealogy How To Download DNA Raw Data from MyHeritageDNA

 

Step 11 - 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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