myOrigins is a feature of our Family Finder test. With over 24 reference populations from around the world, this feature provides you with a percentile breakdown of the populations to which your autosomal DNA is connected. We refer to this as your ethnic makeup.

Note: You can click on the blue boxes (BluePlusSign) below for more information on each subtopic.

How to Access myOrigins

To access myOrigins:

  1. Sign in to your myFTDNA account.
  2. In the upper-left corner, on the menu bar, click myFTDNA > myDNA > Family Finder > myOrigins.

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myOrigins Page

The myOrigins page displays your ethnic makeup. Your ethnic makeup is composed of genetic populations that are displayed as top-level geographic regions. Each genetic population is then broken down even further by what we call population clusters.

On the left of the myOrigins page, your genetic populations and the corresponding percentages of your ethnic makeup is displayed. On the right, a mini version of our myOrigins map is displayed.

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How to view your primary population clusters
To view your primary population clusters for a region, click on the geographic region. You population clusters are displayed below the selected region, and the map displays the geographic region that you selected.

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How to view information about a primary population cluster
To view information about a primary population cluster, click on the population cluster. The map will display a color-coded region highlighting the location that corresponds with the selected population cluster.

Below the map, a description of the population cluster is displayed.

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myOrigins Map

The myOrigins Map is an interactive page that displays your genetic population clusters. Each cluster represents one of your genetic populations. Your clusters range in color from dark to light. The darker the cluster the more dominant your genetic population and vice versa.

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How to move the map
To move the map around, place your cursor on the map, press and hold down the left mouse button, and drag the map.

To zoom in and out, click the + and - buttons on the lower-right corner of the page.

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To return to your myFTDNA dashboard, click Back to myFTDNA on the upper-right corner of the page.

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Your Ethnic Makeup
Your ethnic makeup is displayed in the upper-left corner of the page. Your ethnic makeup is composed of genetic populations that are displayed as top-level geographic regions. Each genetic population is then broken down even further by what we call population clusters.

 

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To expand a geographic region and display your primary population clusters for that region, click the downcaret next to the geographic region.

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To minimize this window, click - in the upper-right corner (to the right of your name).

To move this window around, place your cursor on the window, press and hold down the left mouse button, and drag the window.

Your Shared Origins and My Ancestral History
The Shared Origins and My Ancestral History window is displayed in the lower-left corner of the page.

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To minimize this window, click - in the upper-right corner.

To display My Ancestral History, click on the My Ancestral History tab.

To move this window around, place your cursor on the window, press and hold down the left mouse button, and drag the window.

Shared Origins

The Shared Origins tab lists your Family Finder matches and the percentage of their genetic populations by top level geographic region.

To filter your matches by relation, click on the drop-down list at the top, and select the type of relation by which you want to filter matches.

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To search for matches by name, click the magnifying glass icon (SharedOriginsMagGlass_07152015), and enter a name in the search box. Click on the magnifying glass icon a second time to return to the relations drop-down list.

You can also click the column headers to sort your matches in ascending or descending order for each column.

My Ancestral History

By default, the My Ancestral History tab displays a brief introduction about myOrigins genealogy.

To display information about one of your population clusters, click on the population cluster on the map, or click on the primary population cluster in the Ethnic Makeup window

Earliest Known Ancestor Data
Another feature of myOrigins allows you to view the locations of your Family Finder matches’ reported earliest known paternal and maternal ancestors.

To display the location of your matches’ earliest known paternal ancestors, in the lower-right corner of the myOrigins page, click the orange pin. Orange pins are displayed on the map to specify the location of your matches’ earliest known paternal ancestors

To display the location of your matches’ earliest known maternal ancestors, in the lower-right corner of the myOrigins page, click the green pin. Green pins are displayed on the map to specify the location of your matches’ earliest known maternal ancestors.

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