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Take Family Finder™ - our Autosomal DNA test - to discover your ethnic origins and connect with new autosomal relatives across the globe.

Family Finder™

  • Get a percentage breakdown of your origins and view where each DNA segment comes from

  • Connect with your autosomal DNA relatives within the last 5 generations

  • Learn if you have a connection with ancient European groups

  • Compare matching segments of DNA (blocks) with your genetic matches

  • NewGenetic males receive an intermediate Y-DNA haplogroup that traces the migration of your paternal line ancestors

Family Finder™ + myDNA Wellness

  • Everything in Family Finder™, plus...

  • myDNA Personalized Wellness service, you’ll receive 30+ insights related to your health and wellness—all based on your DNA

  • Suggestions on how to work with these insights to help you live a healthier lifestyle

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Discover Ethnicity Estimations

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.


Chromosome Painting

Another way to explore your myOrigins® results— the Chromosome Painter uses colors representing the populations in your myOrigins® results to paint segments of your genome.

This exciting tool goes beyond telling you your percentages by revealing where each DNA segment in your ancestry comes from.


Experience Enhanced Results

Connect with your DNA relatives and use our innovative Family Finder™ Matching tools to connect the dots.

  • Discover new relatives.

  • Compare your DNA matches by parental lines.

  • View and compare the DNA segments that you share with your matches.

Trace your paternal line ancestors GENETIC MALES ONLY

Intermediate Y-DNA Haplogroup

Unlock your Intermediate Y-DNA haplogroup to trace the origins of your direct paternal line
ancestors and see how they migrated across the glove over thousands of years.

With a Family Finder™ Y-DNA haplogroup result, in most cases, you can find a more detailed genetic ancestor haplogroup in the Metal Age or later.

With a Family Finder™ Y-DNA haplogroup result, in most cases, you can find a more detailed genetic ancestor haplogroup in the Metal Age or later.


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.

Everyone has a story ... what's yours?

Start your journey and discover what’s unique about your Autosomal DNA with our Family Finder™ testing services.


Have questions? We have answers.

Here are the most frequently asked questions about FamilyTreeDNA. If you have additional questions, feel free to visit our Help Center or reach out to our Customer Service team.

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

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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 90+ Population Clusters.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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; Great Grandparents; 1st, 2nd, 3rd Cousins; Aunt/Uncle; Great Aunt/Uncle; Half-Siblings

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The majotiy of customers will receive their results in approximately 4 weeks, unless a new sample is required.