What test do I need?
The Family Finder test is designed to find any relatives on any of your ancestral
lines within the last 5 generations. If you are trying
to confirm relationships, determine your ethnic makeup, and find family members,
the Family Finder test is recommended. This test is available to both men and women.
The mtFullSequence test traces your direct mother's line (your mother's, mother's,
mother, etc.). It will provide you with the migratory
path of your maternal ancestors as well as matches to other test takers that share
a common maternal ancestor. This test is available to both men and women.
A Y-DNA test is designed to trace your direct father's line (your
father's, father's, father, etc.). It will provide you with
the migratory path of your paternal ancestors as well as matches to other test takers
that share a common paternal ancestor with you. This test covers
the Y chromosome and requires a male sample provider.
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