What is DNA testing for ancestry and heritage?
What’s the main reason you would find yourself taking a DNA test? Odds are it’s because you’re curious about your family’s ancestry. For people whose families have resided in one location for many generations, it’s likely the story of your family’s origins have become a bit murky.
Heirlooms get shuffled around and old photographs get misplaced, and eventually your family story has turned into a game of ancestral telephone – bits and pieces of knowledge getting left out as the generations pass. And now you’re left wondering: what is my heritage?
Many of us were simply never told and also don’t have the privilege of relying on old documentation from past relatives.
DNA testing has finally allowed us to find some of the answers to our questions. Even if you grew up being told your family comes from a specific region in the world, ancestry tests have been known to expose some family secrets and shine some light on details that have been left out of stories.
There are a lot of discoveries waiting for you to make them. Discoveries your distant relatives and even your current family tree!
A New Genetic Genealogy Report
The report uses over 30 reference populations and advanced admixture analysis to determine your ancestral composition. It provides a complete breakdown of the populations that you're descended from.
Expanded Haplogroup Section Compares Your DNA To Historical Figures
The report includes a section that compares your maternal and paternal haplogroups to historical figures.
The famous people that appear in the example below include Nelson Mandela, Condoleeza Rice, Abraham Lincoln and even Charles Darwin.
Your report will include famous people from history that share your same maternal and paternal haplogroups.
Using the Genetic Ancestry + Haplogroups App
You can get a genealogy report by uploading your raw DNA data from almost any genetic test.
If you’ve already had your DNA tested through other companies such as 23andMe or Ancestry DNA, simply upload your DNA data to use it with this new Genetic Ancestry + Haplogroups app. Our Upload Center makes it easy to upload and import your data.
If you haven't yet taken a DNA test, our $69 Ultimate DNA Test provide 50x more data than most tests, including comprehensive data on the Y chromosome (necessary for determining your paternal haplogroup) and the mitochondrial chromosome (necessary for determining your maternal haplogroup).
We also offer a $399 Ultimate Genome Sequencing service, which sequences your entire genome including the entire Y and mitochondrial chromosomes.
The Genetic Ancestry + Haplogroups app works great with the data from both of our DNA tests.
Sample DNA Report
The information page about the Genetic Ancestry + Haplogroups app provides additional insights including a sample report. You can also start the app directly from this page.
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