GEDmatch compares autosomal DNA tests done by different companies. The James Taylor I Ancestor Project at GEDmatch is a database of over 300 members.
There are some who have incomplete/missing/no records to prove descent/connection but their DNA test results might show that they are connected to James Taylor I in some way. Please help by sending your GEDmatch kit number to me so that I can add your test comparison to the ancestor project. Your addition to the project could help prove someone’s descent. (see partial instructions below for ancestry.com to GEDMatch)
In one case the person’s brick wall has been broken down & their ancestor with unknown parents has been linked to his parents due to the DNA test results. In another case triangulation has proven a connection where there are no records available.
My email address is: steve dot taylor at jtiassociation dot org (change dot to a period and at to @ and remove spaces)
Instructions for ancestry.com to GEDmatch:
If you had your DNA test done by ancestry.com then the hardest part is finding your raw DNA data (zip file) which needs to be uploaded to GEDmatch. Go to your DNA page on ancestry.com and click on settings. Why they think it is a setting is beyond me but that’s where it is. Download it to your computer.
Go to http://www.gedmatch.com and start an account. Follow the instructions there to upload your DNA zip file. Then it may take a day or two for them to get your kit number working depending on how much backlog they have. Email me your GEDmatch kit number when it is working & I will add you to the chart.
It is helpful to others if you also upload your pedigree to GEDmatch. This may be done later. I do not need it for the chart; I just need your kit number.
Step by Step for ancestry.com download:
- Go to your ancestry.com site and click DNA and then click
- Your DNA Results Summary
- Then click settings to the far right of your name
- Then click Download Raw DNA Data
- Ancestry.com will then send you an email
- In the middle of the email click confirm Data Download
Then follow instructions from there. You will then be asked for your password to start the download. Then save the download. I put my download on my desktop so I could find it easily. (It may go to your download file).