Do you know what
you’re made of?

Jumpstart your journey and explore your ancestry with Family Finder

Discover your ethnic and geographic origins

Discover your ethnic
and geographic origins

Break through brick walls

Break through brick walls
and find unknown relatives

Connect with living relatives

Join the world's most
comprehensive DNA database

Family Finder provides powerful interactive tools to help find your DNA matches, trace your lineage through time and determine family connections.


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.

  • Updated to include 60+ new populations.

  • 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.


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.

Why test with FamilyTreeDNA?

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!

In-House Lab

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.

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

With the world's most comprehensive DNA matching database,
discover your roots, connect the dots and unlock your family history.


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

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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.

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

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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 90+ Population Clusters.

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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.

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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.

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