Korean Adoptee DNA Toolbox

Where should I test?  


Everywhere you can. The two companies that you actually buy a kit and test at are Ancestry and 23andme. If you have tested at either 23andme or ancestry, you can do an autosomal data transfer at FTDNA, and pay them their data transfer fee to see all of your matches.

Here is a list of DNA Companies and Third Party Platforms:


What is a cMs?

I DNA tested, NOW WHAT?

1. Download your DNA Raw Data from the providers' site to your computer
2.  Upload the Raw Data to the 3rd party companies that will accept it.

Genesis GedMatch (replaces the old Gedmatch)/Verogen

Most of the companies are only able to transfer Ancestry DNA versions 1 and 2.

If for any reason you have a problem uploading your Ancestry DNA, here is a tool called a Patch to help convert the file so it can be accepted to upload Ancestry DNA to FTDNA  


Understanding Ethnicity Breakdowns:


If you DO NOT LIVE IN THE USA and would like to see if you are eligible for a free DNA kit, please visit this website:


If you LIVE IN THE USA and are a Korean Adoptee and would like to see if you are eligible for a free DNA kit, you need to join the Facebook Group Korean American Adoptees (no exceptions).  You must answer the questions that are asked before you will be considered for acceptance into the group. Here is the link to their group:


For DNA help, join the Facebook Group DNA tested Korean Adoptee's and Korean War veterans and their children