How to Download Your AncestryDNA Raw Data

Today, finally today, I got around to downloading my Ancestry DNA Raw Data. I have gotten many suggestions as to what to do with it and I will be checking all of those out in the coming weeks and writing about them. Here are the steps to download it to your computer.

First thing first, go to and click on the tab DNA tab and click on “Your DNA Homepage” then click on settings.

Once there scroll down a bit and look for a box to your right hand side labeled Actions there you will find the option to download your Raw Data.

Click on “Get Started” and you will get the next screen.

Enter your password and confirm. After that you get the following notification.

As the pop up states go to your email and wait for the following email.

After pressing the confirm button you will be taken to ancestry again and shown the following page.

This is it just click on the “Download DNA Raw Data” and you will get a zip file with your data. mine was five megabytes big.

Now What?

Be on the look out for future posts to see what can be done with this data. if you still have not taken your DNA test you can get free shipping at AncestryDNA with the following promo code FREESHIPDNA.

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