What is this partnership about?
DNA is a powerful tool for genealogists and an effective introduction to family history for beginners.
Living DNA and Findmypast are British companies joining forces to combine cutting-edge science with traditional family history research methods and make it easier than ever to discover British and Irish roots.
This partnership with Findmypast allows us to continue our mission to make DNA testing simple with passion and cutting edge research. It allows us to not only deliver one of the most precise DNA tests on the market as well as the opportunity to investigate family history records in a way that has not been done before.
How do I get involved?
If you haven't had your DNA tested by any other company - or if you have but would like to see what we can tell you as well - you can purchase a testing kit through Find My Past - when you receive it, you will be able to activate and use it just like any other Living DNA test.
Living DNA is also accepting uploads from customers via Find My Past. To upload your DNA data from another testing company to us for free, simply go to the Find My Past - Living DNA webpage and click on ‘Upload your DNA data’
You will then be taken through the Living DNA account creation process. Once you have created your Living DNA account you will be asked to upload your DNA data file.
We currently accept .csv or .txt files only from either Ancestry, FTDNA, 23andMe or MyHeritage. Please ensure that these are build 37. For further information on how to upload your DNA data to us, please follow this link.
Please do not upload your Living DNA file back to us, as we already have this data and doing so will not give you any additional information.
Who are Living DNA?
Living DNA is one of the worlds leading personal genomics companies with the focus of using DNA testing to help transform lives.
A collaboration between scientists, researchers and genetic experts from across the globe, Living DNA has offered ancestry tests since 2016 while parent company, DNA Worldwide Group, has been operating since 2004.
Who are Find My Past?
Findmypast is a British-owned world leader in online family history. As the home of the world’s most comprehensive online collection of British and Irish records, Findmypast is committed to making discoveries in the British Isles easier than ever before. By combining unrivalled data collections with the knowledge of in-house experts, the site offers a unique family history experience that provides researchers with essential guidance at each and every stage of their journey.
Their unrivalled collection of British and Irish data, includes a variety of records and resources you won’t find anywhere else, including the largest online collection of UK parish records, twice the number of Irish records available on any other site, the British Library’s vast collection of historical newspapers and the exclusive Catholic Heritage Archive, a groundbreaking initiative that aims to digitize the historical records of the Catholic Church in North America, Britain and Ireland for the very first time.
Findmypast & Living DNA are excited about the opportunities this partnership creates for everyone from serious genealogists to those only just starting to explore their family history.
As we continue to focus on the best of British and Irish family history, we are committed to continue making improvements to the Findmypast & Living DNA test to make it possible to not only discover where your ancestors came from, but to learn their amazing stories too.