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    Post DNA test: Ancestry vs MyHeritage

    MyHeritage UK test is actually sent to the States. That could explain the number of potential american cousins matches.
    Does Ancestry UK actually performs the test in the UK? Is one more likely to have more British matches through their database?

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    No it does not make any difference where the actual processing takes place the resultant DNA will still give the same answer.

    MyHeritage is slightly better for those who have British ancestry however as their database contains a larger proportion of users outside the US than Ancestry's database.

    But the answer does not stop there as most DNA testing companies accept raw data uploads for other testing companies and indeed Gedmatch (who don't do tests themselves) accepts raw data from most companies.
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    Thanks, Guy.

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