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Step by Step Details MyHeritage
For addition information, see Tips and Tactics for Gathering DNA Data
- Enter the email address and password for the desired MyHeritage account and click Login. The message “You are logged into MyHeritage” is displayed.
- If login fails, use the Web Login button below the Login button, then complete any CAPCHAs offered. It may take multiple attempts, but persistence usually pays off.
- Click the Remember Me box to remember your login in the future. If you log in under different email addresses and have checked “remember me” for each new login, the pull-down menu will list the different email addresses available.
Chose a Profile to Gather
- Chose an MyHeritage DNA profile from the pull-down Profile menu. Any kits for which you have viewing, collaborate or manager rights will appear in this menu.
- Once a profile is selected, the number of DNA matches in each category will be displayed at the bottom of the screen. Most relevant for gathering are: the number of matches overall, new matches, close matches and distant matches as identified by MyHeritage. If you have added them at MyHeritage, starred matches, ignored matches and any MyHeritage custom group names you have assigned will also be shown.
- For Genome Mate Pro users: The GMP ID field displays an assigned kit# for the data gathered.
Preload MyHeritage Files
(Match and Segment Files, optional, speeds up gathers)
- Open target kit at MyHeritage.com. Open the DNA Matches view. Use the browse icon (3 dots) to open the MH download menu (popup). Click “export entire DNA Matches list”. Then click “export shared DNA segment info for all matches”. MyHeritage will email you a downloadable zip file for each. Download those files to your computer.
- Use the Client’s preload form to select the zip files.
- Click “Load Files”.
Select Gather Options
If no options for Gathering the DNA matches of the selected Profile are entered or checked, the DNAGedcom Client will default to gathering match data on all matches reported by MyHeritage who share 6 or more cMs. Setting gather options will let you control how long a gather process will take. Consider gathering in stages, e.g. gather matches > 30 cM first, then repeated with lower cM ranges as necessary. This will allow you to work with larger matches while gathering more data.
Select cM Range
- At MyHeritage.com, each of your DNA matches can share as little as 6 cMs and as many as 3,500 cMs with you. Enter the desired minimum number of cMs a DNA match must share and the maximum a DNA match can share to select the range of DNA matches to be gathered.
- Matches are saved to a separate .CSV file named “m_MH_tester_name.csv” where “tester_name” is the name you chose for the DNA test in your MyHeritage DNA test settings.
- Check this box to gather the Chromosome segments shared with the selected Profile and his/her matches to your DNAGedcom database.
- A separate .CSV file named “tester_name_ChromosomeBrowser.csv” is saved to your computer.
- Clicking the “Clear Chromosomes ” button will delete all existing Chromosome data from your database before you re-gather the ICW information.
- Check this box to gather the In Common With (ICW) information for the selected Profile to your DNAGedcom database. A separate .CSV file named “tester_name_ICW.csv” is saved to your computer.
- If you want to update a gather, simply rerun with the same settings to pick up new matches along with their data. Previously collected data remains in the database.
- Clicking the “Clear ICW” button will delete all existing ICW data from your database before you re-gather the ICW information.
- Check this box to gather the Triangulation data for the selected Profile to your DNAGedcom database.
- A separate .CSV file named “tester_name_Triag.csv” is saved to your computer.
- Clicking the “Clear Triangulations” button will delete all existing Triangulation data from your database before you re-gather the ICW information.
- Check this box to gather the Tree information for the selected Profile to your DNAGedcom database. A separate .CSV file named “a_tester_name.csv” is saved to your computer.
- Clicking the “Clear Trees ” button will delete all existing Tree data from your database before you re-gather the ICW information.
Gather DNA Data to launch the gather
- Once the desired options are selected, click on the Gather DNA Data bar to gather the DNA matches from the selected Profile. The DNAGedcom Client will gather the DNA matches for the selected Profile using the selected options.
- While the gather is running. the screen will display a message showing the level of cMs being gathered, the percentage and number gathered so far of the all matches, and the estimated time to remaining to complete in day:hour:minutes:seconds format. It always shows the total possible kits (not the number of selected kits), but adjusts estimates based on what options you have clicked.
Cancel will retain whatever was collected and resume where you left off the next time you gather.
Use Report anytime you want to generate CSV files.
Use Clear to purge specific types of data from the database.
- Run Report
Click on the Run Report bar to create new CSV files from the existing information in your database. This will overwrite any existing .CSV file with the same name in the DNAGedcom default directory.
- Sync to GF
If you are a Genetic.Family.com user, this button will upload the data you have gathered to your collection of DNA profiles. See Genetic.Family for more information about its unique collaboration tools and services.
- For Genome Mate Pro (GMP) users, a unique ID is assigned to downloads.