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We are reinventing the way you see your ancestry — through science.

Your DNA can tell you more
about your family history.

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We are reinventing the way you see your ancestry — through science.

Your DNA can tell you more
about your family history.

add to cart add to cart $99

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We are reinventing the way you see your ancestry — through science.

Your DNA can tell you more
about your family history.

Helping adoptees search for biological connections.

  • Search for DNA relatives in our database from close family to distant relatives
  • See what percentage of your genetic ancestry comes from populations around the world

Get even more with our Health + Ancestry Service for $199

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Where in the world is your DNA from?

Your DNA can tell you where your ancestors lived more than 500 years ago. Explore your ancestry's breakdown by region, including East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe, with results becoming more refined as our database continues to grow.

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What if you could travel there?

Learn more about how you can embark on a DNA travel adventure based on your 23andMe Ancestry Composition results.

Your Ancestry Timeline

Traced through the generations

Discover when different ancestries were introduced into your DNA. Learn how many generations ago you had an ancestor that was descended from a single population or ethnicity.

A new social network, with a genetic twist.

Explore your DNA Family! We all have our immediate, biological or adopted families...but did you know you could also share DNA with other 23andMe customers - your DNA Relatives?

With this unique (and anonymous) report, see how many DNA Relatives you have around the world - or here in the US! View all the places your DNA Relatives call home.

And if you want to dig deeper, you can opt-into our DNA Relatives tool to find, connect and message those who share DNA with you.

Find DNA relatives across the globe or across the street.

Find other 23andMe customers who share your DNA and ancestors. Explore matches that range from close family to distant relatives and make new connections. Shed new light on your family story by discovering a new relative nearby or somewhere around the world. You can always choose to opt in or out of this tool.

The difference is in our DNA

Some of our most innovative ancestry features that let you drill down into the details:

  • Inheritance Tracing: Trace how certain populations were passed down through different generations – which is more interesting if you have family members in the database
  • Ancestry percentages to the 0.1%: We provide estimates of your ancestry percentages down to the 0.1%, and we also give you the option to explore results with different confidence levels
  • Breakdown of ancestry: See how your DNA breaks out across our 150+ regions worldwide
  • Compare DNA Relatives' segments: In the DNA Relatives tool, see overlapping chromosome segments between you and your matches and compare them with up to 5 other matches at a time to help you triangulate new relatives for your family tree

Map your ancestry.
Go further back.

Discover the origins of your maternal (your mother's mother's mother's…) and paternal (your father's father's father's…) ancestors and how they moved around the world over thousands of years.

We report on your maternal and paternal lineage by identifying your haplogroups. A haplogroup can trace part of your ancestry back to a specific group of individuals in the distant past.

Women can only trace their maternal haplogroup. This is because the paternal haplogroup is traced through the Y chromosome, which women do not inherit.

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More on: results for women.

The vast majority of our features, including the Ancestry Composition report and DNA Relatives tool, are based on autosomal DNA. Autosomal DNA is inherited from both parents, and women receive all these reports and tools.

While men can trace both their maternal haplogroup (from mitochondrial DNA) and their paternal haplogroup (through the Y chromosome passed down from their father), women can only trace their maternal haplogroup (through the mitochondrial DNA passed down from their mother). This is because the paternal haplogroup is traced through the Y chromosome, which women do not inherit.

Keep in mind that haplogroups are one small part of your ancestry analysis. If a male relative such as your father, brother, paternal uncle or paternal male cousin were genotyped, your own paternal haplogroup information could be inferred from any of them.

Neanderthal DNA characteristics

Find out if you're a little bit Neanderthal.

Even though Neanderthals vanished about 40,000 years ago, their DNA lives on in us. Research tells us that they interbred with humans around 60,000 years ago.

23andMe can tell you how much of your DNA is derived from Neanderthals and how that compares to others. We can even point to specific Neanderthal DNA that is associated with traits that you might have – like height and back hair.

Trace DNA through your family.

See how different ancestries have traveled through the generations.

Your relatives must be genotyped to participate in tool.

Hi. Still have questions about our ancestry features?

Here are just a few of the things people frequently ask about 23andMe.
If you don't see your question here, get in touch with us.

Some ancestry services are records-based, which means that they help you search historical records such as birth, death and marriage certificates, to trace your lineage. 23andMe offers genetics-based ancestry reports and tools, which means that we analyze your DNA to trace your lineage.

With 23andMe, you can look deeper into your personal history to learn what percentage of your DNA comes from populations around the world, find your DNA relatives, learn about your maternal and paternal lineages and even see how much of your DNA comes from Neanderthals.

The 23andMe DNA database has more than five million genotyped customers worldwide. You will continue to find new relatives as our database grows over time.

Many people benefit from finding new family members – from those who fill in details of their family trees to adoptees finding their biological family.

If you opt in to DNA Relatives, you will be able to send and receive invitations to connect with other customers who share DNA with you. You can choose whether to respond to these invitations or not, and your DNA relatives have the same choice. We cannot guarantee that they will respond to your sharing invitations or messages. Regardless of whether you both agree to share, you will be able to see their birthplace, locations of their ancestors and surnames, if they have chosen to add this information to their profile. If you both accept sharing invitations, you will be able to see ancestry reports and overlapping chromosome segments.

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

Your ancestry results are based on a few different types of DNA—DNA inherited from both of your parents (chromosomes 1-22), Y chromosome DNA and mitochondrial DNA.

DNA that you inherit from both parents is called autosomal DNA. Since you inherit approximately half of this type of DNA from each parent, it reflects recent ancestry from both sides of your family tree. The vast majority of our features, including our Ancestry Composition report and DNA Relatives tool, are based on autosomal DNA.

Haplogroups are a different story. Your maternal line haplogroup assignment is derived from a separate piece of DNA called the mitochondria. Since mitochondria is passed on only by mothers to their children, your maternal line haplogroup assignment only tells you about your mother's side of the family. Similarly, the paternal line haplogroup assignment is derived from a different, separate piece of DNA called the Y chromosome. The Y chromosome is only passed from fathers to sons and only traces the paternal line.

Haplogroups are mainly used for doing anthropological research of time frames long before the adoption of surnames. Haplogroups are simply pointers to a large geographic area of the world where that haplogroup is found in high frequency.

Some genetic ancestry services only provide autosomal DNA analysis or charge you separately for the maternal and paternal haplogroup information. 23andMe includes all of these for a single price.

If you have the Health + Ancestry Service you have access to the full 23andMe experience. If you only have the Ancestry Service, you can easily upgrade to the Health + Ancestry Service for $125 which gives you access to all 90+ reports on ancestry, traits and health. You are eligible to upgrade once you have received your Ancestry reports. To upgrade, log in to your 23andMe account and navigate to the Settings page. You will receive immediate access to your new health reports.

You may save up to $25 if you purchase the $199 Health + Ancestry Service instead of the $99 Ancestry Service as the fee for adding health reports later is $125 ($224 total). We may offer special discounted upgrades from time to time.

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We are reinventing the way you see your ancestry — through science.

Get a personalized analysis of your DNA and discover your ancestral roots and your family story.

Helping adoptees search for biological connections.

  • Search for DNA relatives in our database from close family to distant relatives
  • See what percentage of your genetic ancestry comes from populations around the world

Ancestry Composition

Discover where your DNA is from out of 150+ regions worldwide - and more.

Your DNA can tell you where your ancestors lived more than 500 years ago. Explore your ancestry's breakdown by region, including East Asia, Sub-Saharan African and Europe, with results becoming more refined as our database continues to grow.

What if you could travel there? Learn more about how you can embark on a DNA travel adventure based on your 23andMe Ancestry Composition results.

Your DNA Family

Get an overview of the diverse group of people who share your DNA. It's like a new social network, with a genetic twist.

We all have our immediate, biological or adopted families...but did you know you could also share DNA with other 23andMe customers - DNA Relatives?

With this unique (and anonymous) report, see how many DNA Relatives you have around the world - or here in the US! View all the places your DNA Relatives call home.

And if you want to dig deeper, you can opt-into our DNA Relatives tool to find, connect and message those who share DNA with you.

DNA Relative Finder

Connect with people who share DNA with you.

Find other 23andMe customers who share your DNA and ancestors. Explore matches that range from close family to distant relatives and make new connections. Shed new light on your family story by discovering a new relative nearby or elsewhere around the world. You can always choose to opt in or out of this tool.

Maternal & Paternal Haplogroups

Trace parts of your ancestry to a specific group of individuals from 1,000+ years ago

Discover the origins of your maternal (your mother's mother's mother's…) and paternal (your father's father's father's…) ancestors and how they moved around the world over thousands of years.

We report on your maternal and paternal lineage by identifying your haplogroups. A haplogroup can trace part of your ancestry back to a specific group of individuals in the distant past.

Women can only trace their maternal haplogroup. This is because the paternal haplogroup is traced through the Y chromosome, which women do not inherit.

The vast majority of our features, including the Ancestry Composition report and DNA Relatives tool, are based on autosomal DNA. Autosomal DNA is inherited from both parents, and women receive all these reports and tools.

While men can trace both their maternal haplogroup (from mitochondrial DNA) and their paternal haplogroup (through the Y chromosome passed down from their father), women can only trace their maternal haplogroup (through the mitochondrial DNA passed down from their mother). This is because the paternal haplogroup is traced through the Y chromosome, which women do not inherit.

Keep in mind that haplogroups are one small part of your ancestry analysis. If a male relative such as your father, brother, paternal uncle or paternal male cousin were genotyped, your own paternal haplogroup information could be inferred from any of them.

Neanderthal Ancestry

Discover how much Neanderthal DNA you inherited

Even though Neanderthals vanished about 40,000 years ago, their DNA lives on in us. Research tells us that they interbred with humans around 60,000 years ago.

23andMe can tell you how much of your DNA is derived from Neanderthals and how that compares to others. We can even point to specific Neanderthal DNA that is associated with traits that you might have – like height and back hair.

Share + Compare

Explore genetic similarities and differences between you and your relatives

Share and Compare
Share and compare your ancestry reports with friends and family. You can even explore the genetic similarities and differences between you and a family member in a side-by-side comparison.*

Inheritance Tracing
See how different ancestries have traveled through generations of your family.*

*Requires relatives to be genotyped

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Raw data is for information purposes only; must not be used for medical or diagnostic purposes.