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Simorgh
08-31-2018, 08:54 PM
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geebee
09-01-2018, 04:22 PM
Never? I'm not sure there's enough overlap in tested SNPs.

EDIT:

The paucity of overlap between 23andMe v5 and other companies -- and even previous versions of its own tests -- is the reason GEDmatch has "Genesis Beta". The problem is, one of the best ways of determining the validity of a match is SNP density. Segment length is important, too; but all other things being equal, the more SNPs there are in a given segment, the more confidence you can have that the match is real.

So if your main interest is in finding relatives, 23andMe v5 isn't very useful. Unfortunately, I don't know how many good options are out there anymore. Ancestry could be a better one, but the lack of a chromosome browser is a major limitation. I might go with FTDNA's Family Finder, but I don't have much confidence in MyOrigins. Still, for finding relatives FF could be a decent choice.

I've done 23andMe v2 and v3; Ancestry v1 and v2; and Family Finder. (Also mtDNA FGS and Big Y.)

2nd EDIT:

Actually, MyHeritage might find a way to eventually accept 23andMe v5, but the quality of the matching is likely to be severely reduced. Even trying to match to v4, if that isn't the platform you're on, doesn't work terribly well.

digital_noise
09-02-2018, 01:23 AM
I sent them a message about this and they gave a non commital eventually answer. I’m not holding my breath.

Here is the correspondence, sent on April 26th:

Dear Mr Reale,

Thank you for contacting us, my name is Ian and I will be happy to assist you.

It appears that you have uploaded a 23andMe file that is version 5. 23andMe recently launched the v5 file and we are currently working on supporting it. Hence you see that the file is 'pending processing'. There will be no need to re-upload the file once we do support it. We hope this will be within the next months or so.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please don't hesitate to contact us again, should you have any further queries.

Best regards,
Ian
MyHeritage Support team

cvolt
09-02-2018, 01:44 AM
I have also sent them a message about a week ago:

Hi (my name), We don’t support the V5 chip yet. However, we are working to add support for this file type later this year. We recommend you upload your raw DNA data from 23andMe and we will notify you by email once your results are ready. Kind regards, Elena, MyHeritage Team

Geborgenheit
09-12-2018, 05:14 PM
Just got an email from MyHeritage:

New: MyHeritage supports 23andMe V5 and Living DNA uploads

Hi G....,
If you’ve tested your DNA already, we have good news for you, please read on. If you haven’t taken a DNA test yet, we invite you to check out the MyHeritage DNA kit which is now offered at a very affordable price.
Since 2016, MyHeritage has allowed users who have tested their DNA already to upload their DNA data from Ancestry, 23andMe and Family Tree DNA, providing DNA matches and ethnicity estimates on MyHeritage for free.
However, previously MyHeritage did not support the upload of tests based on the chip called GSA (Global Screening Array), that is used by 23andMe (V5), and by Living DNA. Recent improvements to our DNA algorithms allow us to support DNA data processed on GSA chips, and so we’re happy to update you that MyHeritage now supports 23andMe V5 and Living DNA data uploads, in addition to data uploads from all major DNA testing services, including Ancestry, 23andMe (up to V5) and Family Tree DNA (Family Finder).
Upload your DNA data to MyHeritage now — it’s fast and simple. If you upload now, you will get full access to DNA Matching, Ethnicity Estimates, our industry-leading chromosome browser, and more, for FREE.
If you manage additional DNA kits for some of your relatives, and you have their permission, upload their DNA data too, and MyHeritage will let you associate the data with the respective individuals on your family tree.
As of December 1st 2018, our DNA upload policy will change: DNA Matching will remain free for uploaded DNA data, but unlocking additional DNA features will require an extra payment for DNA files uploaded after this date. All DNA data that was uploaded to MyHeritage in the past, and all DNA data that is uploaded now and prior to December 1, 2018 will continue to enjoy full access to all DNA features for free. These uploads will be grandfathered in and will remain free.
So it’s a great idea to upload DNA files for any kits you have as soon as possible. You’ll get the following benefits:
DNA Matches
DNA Matches are other users on MyHeritage from all around the world who are likely to be your relatives based on shared DNA. MyHeritage has a very strong user base in Europe so you are likely to get more DNA Matches from Europe than on any other DNA service. This is very useful if you have ancestors from Europe.
Ethnicity Estimate
A percent breakdown of your ethnic background from among 42 ethnicity regions. You’ll learn which places your ancestors came from.
Chromosome Browser
Helps you understand how you’re related to your DNA Matches by identifying DNA segments that you share with them. MyHeritage’s Chromosome Browser is considered by many experts to be the best in the industry.
After uploading, your DNA data will be kept private and secure, and our DNA service terms are the friendliest in the industry. You remain the owner of your DNA data — not us — and you can delete your DNA data at any time.
So don't delay, and upload your DNA data to MyHeritage now, while all the DNA features are free (and they will remain free for you). If you have tested with 23andMe (any version including V5) or Living DNA, you're in luck, and you can now upload this data to MyHeritage too. You can also upload DNA data from Ancestry and Family Tree DNA’s Family Finder test. Instructions for exporting your data and uploading it to MyHeritage are provided on our upload page.
Upload your DNA data now
Best regards,
The MyHeritage team
P.S. We are currently processing the large backlog of 23andMe V5 kits that have been uploaded to us in the past, and their results will be rolled out to the users gradually within the next few days.

PoxVoldius
09-12-2018, 07:38 PM
As of December 1st 2018, our DNA upload policy will change: DNA Matching will remain free for uploaded DNA data, but unlocking additional DNA features will require an extra payment for DNA files uploaded after this date. All DNA data that was uploaded to MyHeritage in the past, and all DNA data that is uploaded now and prior to December 1, 2018 will continue to enjoy full access to all DNA features for free. These uploads will be grandfathered in and will remain free.

Guess I called that one...

Geborgenheit
09-12-2018, 07:46 PM
Guess I called that one...

I don't blame you. :) It is very predictable from them.

Nino90
09-13-2018, 02:19 PM
My results from my uploaded V5 finally arrived today.

Scandinavian - 80,6%
East-European - 11,5
Italian - 4,7 %
Ashkenazi-Jewish - 2%
Eskimo/Inuit - 1,2


Not sure what to think. I don't understand the very high Scandinavian part nor the low Italian. The "Jewish" I don't know either. Is it normal for people with Italian admixture to get jewish %?

The Inuit could be my Saami roots?

Eihwaz
09-14-2018, 08:51 PM
Errr... yeah, I wouldn't recommend doing this upload. Out of myself and my parents, my results are the ones that make the most sense, and even they aren't that great. They do look kinda similar to G25 runs I've done, but they're probably not correct...

Me
Europe
100.0%
Ashkenazi Jewish
84.7%
East Europe
15.3%
East European
13.6%
Balkan
1.7%

My parents' results, on the other hand - oof...

Dad
Europe
100.0%
Ashkenazi Jewish
92.7%
East Europe
7.3% ---------> LOL
East European
7.3%

Mom
Europe
100.0%
Ashkenazi Jewish
63.6%
North and West European ----------> uhhhh...
19.4%
South Europe
17.0% ----------->WTF
Italian
17.0%