The steps we have used to import GEDmatch segment data into Genome Mate have not imported the email addresses of our matches from GEDmatch. Importing these email addresses is done as a separate import. This post will show the email address import process, step by step. It’s also a good idea to use this same import process from time to time to update the email addresses of your imported matches in Genome Mate, in case someone has changed the email address associated with their kit at GEDmatch.
Click here if you’d like to open the GEDmatch website in a new window/tab to make it easier to follow along with these steps.
1) After signing in to the GEDmatch website (http://www.gedmatch.com), click on the ‘One-to-many’ matches link.
2) Clicking on the ‘One-to-many’ matches link will bring up the One-to-many comparison page. In the first box, enter the kit number of the tester for whom you’d like to import/update the email addresses of their matches from GEDmatch. Leave the other two boxes as they are, and then click the Display Results button at the bottom.
3) Clicking the Display Results button will take you to a page that looks similar to the following screenshot. It will take a bit of time (up to a few minutes in some cases) for this results screen to come up. If you have waited at least five minutes, however, and the results screen has still not come up, hit the back button on your browser, re-enter your kit number and click the Display Results button again.
4) Your results page will contain a list (in table form) of up to 1,500 people. While viewing this results screen, select everything on the page (Windows users hold down the Control key and press the A key on your keyboard, Mac users hold down the Command ⌘ key and press the A key on your keyboard). Copy the data (Windows users hold down the Control key and press the C key on your keyboard, Mac users hold down the Command ⌘ key and press the C key on your keyboard), and then switch to your Genome Mate software.
5) In Genome Mate, after making sure you have first backed up your database, select the profile for which you wish to add or update email addresses, and click on the Import Data link in the menu bar near the top of the program window. (Note: the profile you are importing to must have the GEDmatch kit number of the profile person entered for the import process to work).
6) Clicking on the Import Data link will bring up the Import Data window. Select the radio button next to GedMatch in the Select Data Source section, and then click on the (2) Load/Update GedMatch Relative Records link in the GedMatch Import Options section.
7) Clicking on the (2) Load/Update GedMatch Relative Records link in the GedMatch Import Options section will bring up another Import Data window.
8) Click once inside the rectangular box, and then paste the data you previously copied from GEDmatch (Windows users hold down the Control key and press the V key on your keyboard, Mac users hold down the Command key and press the V key on your keyboard). After pasting your data into the box, click on the Format button. [Note: Although the instructions warn that only the Chrome and Firefox browsers are supported, I have found that as of Genome Mate version 1.2.19, the Safari browser also works in most cases.]
9) Clicking on the Format button will bring up the Import Summary window. This acts as a confirmation that the data was imported, as long as Relative records added and Relative records updated are not both 0 (zero). If they are both zero, this is letting you know that something went wrong, and you should repeat steps 4 through 8 above. After verifying you do not have zeros for both Relative records added and Relative records updated, click the Close button.
10) Clicking the Close button brings up another Import Data window, minus the Add Data button. Click the Close button in this Import Data window.
11) Clicking the Close button will return you to the main Genome Mate screen. You can now begin working with your newly imported data and email addresses, or go back through these steps to continue importing the email addresses of the matches of other testers you have in your Genome Mate database. Before proceeding with either of these options, however, it is a good idea to do yet another backup of your Genome Mate database.
If you experience any problems while following these steps, or notice that a screen has changed substantially from what I’ve shown in the screenshots, please let me know by commenting on this thread or sending me an email. Thank you.
The next article in this series is Using Genome Mate (Identify triangulated groups and confirm segments).
This article last updated 10 Jan 2015