FamilyTree DNA now accepting Ancestry v2 and 23andMe v4 transfers

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If you’re like many adoptees, foundlings, and genetic genealogists, you’ve likely been impatiently awaiting FamilyTree DNA to update their system to include newer autosomal transfers from AncestryDNA (v2 chip) and 23andMe (v4 chip). The wait is finally over!

After months of waiting, all versions of AncestryDNA autosomal tests (v1 and v2) and newer versions of 23andMe (v3 and v4) can now be transferred to FamilyTree DNA for free.

Great news, right? There’s even better news!

Transfers are free like they’ve always been. So, what’s changed? New transfers are now public in FamilyFinder and include all matches, access to trees for matches (if they exist), and the ability to contact matches. This was not the case in previous transfers which required a $39 fee to unlock your matches and for your kit to be viewed by matches in FamilyFinder results.

From what I’ve gathered, previous transfers that did not pay that $39 fee are also unlocked and public to matches now.

This is great news for anyone that has tested on Ancestry or 23andMe and on a budget. It will allow transferred kits to search for relatives in another database at no cost.

FTDNA does offer extra features that include the Chromosome Browser, myOrigins, and ancientOrigins for only $19.

So, what are you waiting for? Transfer your DNA and start finding those new matches.

Kudos to FTDNA for making transferring DNA so easy and cost-effective. 

Please note that you can only transfer the following versions:

  • 23andMe© V3
  • 23andMe© V4
  • AncestryDNA™ V1
  • AncestryDNA™ V2

Unfortunately, at this time, you cannot transfer 23andMe© V1 or 23andMe© V2 results.