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DNA Painter has many free tools, but you need a subscription if you want to:

  • Investigate family mysteries with additional WATO+ trees
  • Create additional chromosome maps and benefit from bulk import of shared DNA segments
  • Create additional ancestral trees or multiple dimensions
  • Import all generations of your direct line from your GEDCOM file

You can now subscribe to DNA Painter and unlock powerful visualizations and calculations:

  • Create multiple probability trees with WATO+ — Investigate family mysteries and use the birth year of the parent in order to refine your DNA-based hypotheses about how a tester might fit into a family tree.
  • Create multiple ancestral trees — Create a new tree for any ancestor in your tree with a click in order to view *their* DNA inheritance paths and pedigree collapse.
  • Experiment with different chromosome mapping approaches — Have up to 50 chromosome maps
  • Identify trends and common matches — Access subscriber-only bulk processing tools allowing import of custom segment lists and match lists
  • Enjoy extra flexibility — Assemble groups of matches in your favourite spreadsheet application and import these directly into a DNA Painter chromosome map

All for the price of a good cup of coffee each month!
Subscriptions are still just $55 for 12 months.
Frequently asked questions about subscriptions

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“DNA Painter has quickly become an essential tool for genealogists!”
— Blaine Bettinger, The Genetic Genealogist

“I love this tool, and you will too”
— Roberta Estes, dna-explained.com

“DNA Painter offers wonderful additions to the genealogist’s arsenal of resources”
— Paul Woodbury, professional genealogist and lecturer

Feature Comparison

Free Member Subscriber
WATO+ Limited to 1 tree *
  • Up to 50 trees
  • Age-based probabilities
  • Text file import
Chromosome Mapping Limited to 1 map Up to 50 maps
Bulk import functionality No access Unlimited access
Ancestral Trees Limited to 1 tree Up to 50 trees
Ancestral Trees Gedcom import functionality Import up to 4th-great-grandparent level Import all generations
Other standalone tools Access to all Access to all
* Access to text file import and age-based probabilities during initial launch period only (early 2024)

Quick Subscription FAQ

What happens after my subscription expires?
A subscription is required to create additional WATO+ trees, ancestral trees and chromosome maps beyond your first map, to access the bulk import functionality and to import your entire ancestral pedigree from a GEDCOM. If your subscription expires, you will retain all your trees and maps but won't be able to use segment import functionality or create additional trees or maps until you have renewed.
I already have more than one chromosome map/tree; does this mean I have to pay?
No, you do not need to subscribe to retain full access to existing maps and trees.
What kind of files can be used in the bulk import?
The bulk import can currently process the following types of file:
  • segment data files from FamilytreeDNA and MyHeritage **
  • segment data from Gedmatch's Tier 1 'Matching segment search' tool
  • exported DNA Painter chromosome maps (the CSV file from 'All segment data')
  • segment data from any other source, provided it is set out in with set column headers.
** Bulk segment data is currently only available at Gedmatch. More info


For more information and full instructions for chromosome mapping, read the help page.

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