Quick tip – Free DNA Upload to MyHeritage

If you are interested in using DNA to find your Dutch ancestors, make sure your DNA is in the MyHeritage genetic database. MyHeritage is the most popular DNA service in the Netherlands, and as a result, it is the place where you are most likely to find Dutch matches. MyHeritage also offers great tools for analyzing your DNA, such as Theories of Relativity, a clustering tool, and chromosome browser.

This week, uploads to MyHeritage are free. Normally, there is a fee to unlock the Ethniticy Estimate, Genetic Groups, and other advanced tools, but if you upload between 21-28 February 2021, it will be free to unlock these tools.

Have you already tested at Ancestry, 23andMe, or FamilyTreeDNA FamilyFinder? Download the raw data from these services and upload it to MyHeritage.

If you haven’t taken a test elsewhere, you cannot use this free unlock service but will have to take a test first. See Dutch DNA Testing Strategy for advice on which test to take.

About Yvette Hoitink

Yvette Hoitink, CG®, QG™ is a professional genealogist in the Netherlands. She holds the Certified Genealogist credential from the Board for Certification of Genealogists and has a post-graduate diploma in Family and Local History from the University of Dundee. She has been doing genealogy for over 30 years and helps people from across the world find their ancestors in the Netherlands. Read about Yvette's professional genealogy services.


  1. Thanks for the notice! While my West Prussian Mennonite family has done FamilytreeDNA mtDNA and y DNA, we haven’t done Family Finder (doesn’t reach far enough back to be very helpful), so I guess it that won’t apply to us. Too bad because that could have been very interesting.

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