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Bring your ancestry to life through your DNA.

Discover your ancestral origins and trace your lineage with a personalized analysis of your DNA.

  • Ancestry composition
  • Family tree tool
  • DNA relatives
  • Maternal and paternal lineages
  • Neanderthal percentage
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The largest DNA ancestry service in the world.

With over 850,000 genotyped members, you'll experience more matches, more data and more discoveries.

23 pairs of chromosomes.
One unique you.

Find out what percent of your DNA comes from populations around the world, ranging from East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and more. Break European ancestry down into distinct regions such as the British Isles, Scandinavia and Italy. People with mixed ancestry, African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans will also get a detailed breakdown.

23andMe Ancestry Composition - World Map
What will your Ancestry Composition look like?

Find relatives across continents or across the street.

Ever wonder who's related to you? You'll likely discover dozens or even hundreds of people who share DNA and ancestors. The matches you'll get can range from close family to distant cousins.

In rare cases, participation in DNA Relatives may reveal that you are related to someone whom you didn’t expect, or that you are not related to someone in the way that you expected. Consider this before you opt in to this feature.

Neanderthal DNA lives on in us.

Even though Neanderthals vanished about 30,000 years ago, their DNA lives on in us. Based on research, they interbred with humans between 37,000 and 86,000 years ago and we are able to tell you what percentage of your genome came from Neanderthals.


We estimate how much of your DNA is from Neanderthals and compare it to other users.

  • Modern Human
  • Higher brow
  • Narrower shoulders
  • Slightly taller
  • Neanderthals
  • Heavy eyebrow ridge
  • Long, low, bigger skull
  • Prominent nose with developed nasal chambers for cold-air protection

Learn about your maternal and paternal lineages.

You will discover your unique history from over 750 maternal lineages and over 500 paternal lineages. We trace everyone's maternal ancestry by a small portion of DNA passed down from mother to child. Males trace their paternal ancestry through the Y chromosome passed down from father to son. Both men and women receive information about both sides of their family from the other 22 chromosomes.

23andMe opened up even more doors to my ancestral story. It is the music I've been longing to hear.
23andMe ancestry story - DeSean

Exploring your roots.

An actor and musician, DeSean Stokes is used to digging into other people's life stories. After his beloved grandmother died, he decided to delve into his own, using 23andMe to discover more about his ancestry and his own family's story.

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