Family Finder


With a simple cheek swab, discover your roots, connect the dots and unlock your family history. Our signature DNA test provides powerful tools to find your DNA matches, trace your lineage through time and validate family connections.


Discover your ethnic and geographic origins with our unique mapping tool

Break through brick walls and discover unknown family members

Expand your pool of family research and gain a genealogical leg up

Connect with living relatives and validate uncertain relationships

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Put yourself on the map

Uncover your heritage with myOrigins, our unique visual mapping tool that provides a highly detailed ethnic and geographic breakdown of where your ancestors came from. Your heat map reflects your personal genetic ancestry, and may also reveal related population clusters that mixed with others in ancient times.

Map your ethnic background

Gain insight into your deep ancestry

Confirm family lore and traditions

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Map your ancient history

With ancientOrigins, our latest enhancement to Family Finder, unlock your deepest origins going back to ancient times by comparing your DNA to DNA from archeological dig sites throughout the European continent. Find out the amount of autosomal DNA you still carry of the ancient European groups: Neolithic Hunter/Gatherers, Early Farmers and Bronze-age Metal Invaders. Through this interactive feature, gain new insight into how your ancient ancestors lived, survived and interacted while exploring their ancient migration routes.

Unlock your deepest ancestral origins in ancient times

Compare your DNA to DNA from ancient dig sites

Explore migration routes of ancient European ancestors

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Family Matching.
Enhanced Results.

The latest enhancement to Family Finder is our exclusive Family Matching system, a robust tool that enables users to sort DNA matches by parental lines. This substantial new feature allows you to view confirmed maternal and paternal DNA matches at a glance when relatives from either side of your tree have tested with Family Tree DNA.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I get with the Family Finder DNA Test?

Our signature Family Finder test focuses on autosomal DNA, which is inherited from both parents, four grandparents, eight great-grandparents, etc. This test is designed to find matches in our massive DNA database on all of your ancestral lines within the last five generations. Family Finder includes:

  • myOrigins – mapping tool that provides a detailed ethnic and geographic breakdown of where your ancestors came from

  • Family Matching – robust new feature that enables users to sort confirmed DNA matches by maternal and paternal lines

  • Chromosome Browser – exclusive tool for comparing matching segments of DNA (blocks) with your genetic matches

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How do I see my most recent matches?

Family Finder allows you to sort/filter your matches list by most recent matches. If you receive an email notifying you of a new Family Finder match, go to your matches list in your dashboard and click the heading Match Date. This will reorganize your matches to list most recent matches first.

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How do I get Family Matching to work?

If you are trying to use the Family Matching system and populate your Maternal/Paternal matches:

  • Please note that you must have matches ‘linked’ to your family tree who have taken our Family Finder DNA test

  • Family members you can ‘link’ that will activate your Maternal/Paternal lists include: Parents; Grandparents; 1st, 2nd, 3rd Cousins; Aunt/Uncle; Great Aunt/Uncle; Half-Siblings

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In myOrigins, what are some of the populations I can expect to see in my report?

Your myOrigins results within Family Finder will reflect a personal ethnic and geographic breakdown of your ancestral origins worldwide, connecting you to regional origins from our 18 Population Clusters and 4 Blended Population Clusters.

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What if myOrigins results are not what I expected?

People sometimes feel their results are not accurate because they do not see a specific country or population reported. Please keep in mind that myOrigins uses regional percentages (not nationality/specific countries), as DNA mutates regionally rather than across man made borders. It is also common for some individuals not to see certain reference populations, as they may not have received enough genetic “markers” for that particular population throughout the generations.

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I am trying to purchase Family Finder and the cart won’t let me.

If you are trying to purchase Family Finder and you receive an Error Message in your cart, it could be the following:

  • Family Finder cannot be added to your account if you already ordered an Autosomal DNA Transfer, and/or transferred Raw Data from another testing company

  • If attempting to order Family Finder for someone else but are signed into your kit (account), you will need to “Add or gift another kit” and add Family Finder to that new kit

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