By now you’ve probably heard Ancestry.com’s announcement about the retirement of Mundia, Genealogy.com, Y-DNA and mtDNA testing, MyCanvas and MyFamily.com.
I haven’t seen many expressions of sadness about Mundia.com (whose trees are duplicated in Ancestry Member Trees) and Genealogy.com (whose forums, family sites and popular articles will remain online in read-only format). But users of the Y-DNA and mtDNA tests, MyCanvas and MyFamily.com have a lot to say.
If you’re a member of one of these services, here are some tips and blog posts I’ve found to save your information and move it to another service.
AncestryDNA Y-DNA and mtDNA
- You should receive an email with instructions for downloading your raw Y-DNA or mtDNA data as a CSV file (which you an open in Excel).
- The DNA-Explained blog has a post about transferring Y-DNA results to FamilyTreeDNA (autosomal results also are addressed, although Ancestry.com will still provide autosomal DNA testing). Ancestry mtDNA test results don’t transfer, though. Also see the Retirement Q&A at the Your Genetic Genealogist blog.
- Genealogists are lobbying against Ancestry.com’s impending destruction of the samples