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Nov 15, 2018

Why Can't I Upload My 23&Me Results to FTDNA?


If you are seeing this error "The specified file 'Name of File' could not be uploaded. The file is an unsupported version or in a corrupt/malformed format. Please place an order for Family Finder or download the file and try again." it is likely you are trying to upload Version5 which is not supported by FTDNA. My suggestion would be to test again with Ancestry. You can then upload your Ancestry results to FTDNA and then take advantage of both databases of Ancestry and FTDNA. For your 23&Me results you might consider uploading them to Gedmatch using the Genesis Beta tool. You can then access your matches from their database.

New Posts
  • There is an important new study out on human population genetics variation. The focus is Scotland and the Isles, but the data and analysis span all of Britain and Ireland. Read about the study, get the link to it, and see a key map at this recent blog - https://www.sprouls.org/post/massive-new-genetics-study-for-britain-and-ireland
  • Are you looking to get the most out of Ancestry's new ThruLines tool? Here is a great breakdown by Roberta Estes on how to do just that! https://dna-explained.com/2019/03/11/ancestrys-thrulines-dissected-how-to-use-and-not-get-bit-by-the-gators/
  • FamilyTreeDNA has released an upgraded product from the BigY-500 to what is now BigY-700. This product does two important things; it is now capable of discovering new SNPs in regions of the Y Chromosome previously unreachable, and secondly, it provides at least two hundred more STR markers for refined mutation matching. To learn more about it please follow this link to Roberta Estes blog.