Gencove is a DNA testing service created by Tomaz Berisa, Kaja Wasik, and Joe Pickrell. You can join either by uploading your autosomal DNA results from another testing company (FTDNA, 23andMe, Ancestry, GenesforGood) or by ordering a DNA test from Gencove. This tutorial covers the first steps in creating an account with an existing autosomal DNA results file.
Before you start, you need to have your raw DNA results file from another company saved on your computer.
Go to the Gencove website, and click the Upload DNA data link.
Fill out your information on the form. Their site policies indicate that it does not have to be your real name or regular email address.
You will be taken to your new Gencove account. Click on the Upload Data link.
Read through the consent for research, and decide if you wish to participate.
Click on either the I’m older than 18 and I consent button or the No Thanks button.
Click the Upload file button.
Locate your raw data on your computer. Select it for upload.
This takes you to a page that shows your file is processing.
On the page, there are links to Gencove’s current tools.
While your file is processing, check your email for the confirmation message. In the email, click the link to confirm your address.
You will be taken to a page that shows your email has been confirmed. You can close this page, and go back to your email to check for a notice that your results are ready.
When your results are ready, Gencove sends another an email. Click the Go to Gencove button to begin using their tools.