Family Finder provides analysis of your ethnic percentages and connects you with relatives descended from any of your ancestral lines from approximately the most recent five to six generations. Because Family Finder uses autosomal DNA (inherited from both of your parents, your four grandparents, your eight great-grandparents, etc.), it offers the greatest opportunity to discover your genetic cousins.

When you take the Family Finder test, you receive a myFTDNA 2.0 account. This is a password protected personal page with the following information:

  • Your Genetic Cousins – If you have matching relatives in the Family Finder database, you will see a list with the names, the level of matching (nephew/niece, grand-parent, 1st cousin, 4th cousin, etc.), and the email addresses so that you can contact them and exchange genealogical information.
  • Match Visualization Tools – The chromosome browser allows you to compare your actual matching DNA so that you can verify the level of connection
  • Ethnic Percentages – The Population Finder program provides the percentage breakdown of your compounded ancestral origin.

See also:
Our Three Basic Tests

Here are screen shots of results pages.

myFTDNA 2.0 Account

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Family Finder – Matches

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Family Finder – Population Finder

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