The Family Finder Experience
Everything you've ever wanted in a DNA test, and more
Discover your ethnic
and geographic origins
Break through brick walls
and find unknown relatives
Family Finder provides powerful interactive tools to help find your DNA matches, trace your lineage through time and determine family connections.
Put yourself on the map
Discover Ethnic Percentages
Uncover your heritage with myOrigins, our unique visual mapping tool that provides a 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 and geographic background
Gain insight into your ancestral origins
Confirm family history and traditions
Map your ancient history
Explore Deep Ancestry
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.
Refine your matches
Experience Enhanced Results
Another robust tool within Family Finder is our exclusive family matching system which enables users to view, sort and compare DNA matches by parental lines.
This substantial feature allows you to identify your confirmed maternal and paternal DNA matches in the world’s most comprehensive DNA matching database.
Why test with Family Tree DNA?
Experts in the Field
We pioneered the field of genetic genealogy, the use of DNA testing to establish relationships between individuals and determine ancestry.
More Opportunities to Discover
We have the world’s most comprehensive DNA matching database for discovering genetic matches and connecting with relatives across all ancestral lines.
Advanced DNA Tests
An advanced suite of autosomal DNA, Y-DNA and mtDNA tests along with our premier interactive tools are designed to find your genetic matches and trace your ancestry.
Easy-to-Use Cheek Swabs
With a simple cheek swab and provided instructions, collecting your DNA has never been easier—no need to spit! Our DNA kits come with convenient ‘snap-off’ swabs. So, no spit... no sweat!
Unlike other companies who send your DNA to third party labs, we are the only company in the industry with our own in-house state-of-the-art genomics laboratory.
We Protect Your DNA
We store your DNA in our lab safely and securely for 25 years, ensuring the highest level of protection, and at no charge.
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
ancientOrigins – tool that maps your ancient ancestors’ migration routes and shows the amount of autosomal DNA you still carry from ancient European civilizations.
Family Matching – enhanced 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
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.Learn More
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
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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 in to your kit (account), you will need to "add or gift another kit" and add Family Finder to that new kit.