We suggest that you submit your entire GEDCOM. This will maximize the chances of finding name matches. Click HERE for an explanation of why GEDCOMs containing only direct ancestors may not be adequate. You must only submit GEDCOM files. You will probably need to "export" this file from your genealogy program. DO NOT send files in ZIP (compressed) or in the native format (e.g. ".FTW") of your genealogy program. GEDCOM files will have a ".GED" appended to the end of the file name.

Files larger than 10 Megs may not load correctly. Because of performance limitations on the site database server, GEDCOMS larger than 24,000 individuals are no longer accepted. GEDCOMs larger than 10,000 individuals will be flagged as 'private'. This means you can still make comparisons with all 'public' GEDCOMs in our database, but your GEDCOM will not be included when other users make comparisons. If you do not want this limitation, please make sure the size of your GEDCOM has fewer than 10,000 individuals.

If you need additional help, take a look at our GEDCOM help page


Your Email Address:
(In case we need to contact you. Will also be
displayed with results containing your GEDCOM.)

Name of recent descendant to associate with this GEDCOM.
Probably you or a close relative (optional):

Kit number of DNA donor (if known).
Include letter prefix.
Enter one number only. This will be used to link your
genealogy with your DNA data on this site.

Family surnames (optional):  

Family origins (optional):  

Can we include your data in searches made by users
who don't have your GEDCOM ID number?
This applies only to comparisons with other GEDCOMs in the GEDmatch database.
    Yes - I want my GEDCOM included in searches by other GEDmatch users.
  No - I only want comparisons where my ID number and the
other ID number are both known.

Can we include your GEDCOM in 'name' searches made by
registered users who may not have uploaded any GEDCOM at all?
(This capability does not exist yet, but is planned for the near future.)
    Yes - Include my genealogy in searches based on manual name entries.
  No - Do not allow my genealogy to be searched on manual name entries.

Would you like to allow the option of posting an
external link to a page in your genealogy?
(Otherwise, links from blogs, Google, etc., are blocked by
GEDmatch site security.)
    Yes - I want myself and others to be able to post links into my genealogy.
  No - Block links to my genealogy from blogs, Google, etc.

Do you want to include notes from individual detail pages?
Some genealogy software does not remove notes.
Notes often contain personal information.
Select "No" if you don't want notes displayed.
    Yes - yes, show notes on individual detail pages
  No - do not include notes

Click on "Browse" to find the GEDCOM file on your computer.   Click "Upload" to send your GEDCOM to
Large GEDCOMs may take several minutes to upload and process. If the upload seems to die, and you get no response for an extended time (30 minutes or more), the server has probably timed out because your GEDCOM is too large. Try reducing the size of your GEDCOM and upload again. If that doesn't help, send an email to the site administrator.