Our Three Basic Tests

We offer three basic types of tests: Family Finder (autosomal DNA), Y-DNA, and mitochondrial DNA [...]

Ordering a Test

You may learn more about each type of test we offer with our Beginner’s Guide [...]

Do you have a test that will tell me what proportion of my ancestry comes from different ethnic groups and populations?

Yes. The Family Finder test includes the myOrigins tool. It finds the amount of ancestry [...]

Can I test to determine if I have ancestry from one ethnic group such as Native American, Jewish, or an African group?

Yes. Our tests may be able tell you if you have ancestry from a particular group.

Our [...]

Is a certificate included with my test?

We do offer printable certificates for three types of tests: mtDNA, standard Y-DNA STR, [...]

What are Factoid tests? What will I learn?

Autosomal DNA Inheritance

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Father’s Father

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Father’s Mother

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Mother’s Father

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Mother’s Mother

Among the many advances and discoveries [...]

What is an advanced Y-Chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) STR test? What will I learn?

A Y-DNA test looks at male inherited Y-Chromosome DNA. As the Y-Chromosome is passed [...]

What is an autosomal DNA SNP test? What is the Family Finder test? What will I learn?

Autosomal DNA tests utilize DNA from the 22 pairs of autosomal chromosomes. Autosomal DNA [...]

What is an autosomal DNA STR test? What will I learn?

Autosomal DNA tests utilize DNA from the 22 pairs of autosomal chromosomes. Autosomal DNA [...]

What is the CCR5 test? Is it a genealogical test?

Among the many advances and discoveries of modern DNA and genetics are ‘scientific’ oddities. [...]

What is X-chromosome (X-DNA) STR testing? What will I learn?

An X-chromosome DNA test looks at markers on your X-chromosome(s). Males have one X-chromosome [...]

What is Y-chromosome (Y-DNA) SNP Testing? What will I learn?

A Y-DNA test looks at male inherited Y-chromosome DNA (Y-DNA). The Y chromosome is [...]

Should I upgrade to additional Y-Chromosome (Y-DNA) STR markers? What more will I learn?

You should test more Y-Chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) STR (short tandem repeat) markers when you [...]

What is a Y-Chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) STR test? What will I learn?

A Y-DNA test looks at male inherited Y-Chromosome DNA. As the Y-Chromosome is passed [...]

Should I upgrade to the Mitochondrial DNA Full Genomic Sequence test? What more will I learn?

The Mitochondrial DNA Full Genomic Sequence test is also called the Mega test or [...]

What is a mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) test? What will I learn?

A mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) test looks at your female-inherited mitochondrial DNA. Historic records are [...]