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Have you ever wondered if you have relatives you didn't know existed, or how you're related to that third cousin in Ohio? Family trees can help you get to the root of your questions.
What is a family tree?
A family tree is a genealogy chart that illustrates the descent of individuals, their family members and the structure of how they are related. The chart is arranged from oldest generations moving down to younger generations.
How is a family tree used?
There are many ways people might use family trees. They are a useful way to visualize relationships, have a record of your family lineage, and uncover relatives you didn't know about.
What does 23andMe's Family Tree do?
Many people aren't sure where to begin when it comes to creating a family tree. Building a family tree from scratch can be time-consuming and overwhelming. 23andMe makes it easier by automatically generating a family tree for you. The family tree includes a visualization of your genetic relatives that have opted-in to 23andMe's DNA Relatives feature, so you'll be able to see how these other 23andMe customers may be related to you.
What else can I do with my 23andMe Family Tree?
Once you have your family tree, you can also add notes to it, such as ancestor names, important dates, and photos. In the future, you will be able to make edits to relationships on your tree and share your tree with others. You can also get family members onboard: by using a 23andMe service, they can help add even more information to your family tree.
You can get your own family tree generated by 23andMe with one of our DNA testing services. Get started on your journey below.