I have a family tradition of Native American ancestry. Is myOrigins able to detect it?

myOrigins can detect a significant Native American contribution to your genetic ancestry. If you have a 100% genetically pre-Columbian ancestor in your recent genealogy, myOrigins is [...]

All of my genealogy comes from Europe. Why do my myOrigins results include Africa?

If you have a known European genealogy and partial genetic ancestry from Africa, it indicates that some of your ancestry traces to Africa or [...]

All of my genealogy comes from Europe. Why do my myOrigins results include East Asia?

For someone with Eastern European ancestry, some genetic ancestry from East Asia is expected due to historic population expansions from the East.

When considering what [...]

All of my genealogy comes from Europe. Why do my myOrigins results include America?

The most likely reason for someone with a European genealogy to have genetic ancestry from the Americas is a previously unknown Native American ancestor. [...]

I had my Family Finder results analyzed using a third party service. Why do the results differ from myOrigins?

If you use a third party tool, it is natural for there to be minor differences for the myOrigins results due to either different methodologies [...]

myOrigins says 35% of my ancestry comes from the Southern Europe region. What does that tell me in terms of my shorter term ancestry vs. longer term ancestry?

Your percentage from any one reference population may reflect either recent or long term genetic ancestry. Determining which it is requires that you evaluate [...]