6 million people have learned more about themselves.
Are you next?
The largest DNA network in the world has helped more people find the story in their DNA. Discover yours—and learn who your ancestors were and where they came from.
From discovering their ethnicity to connecting with distant relatives, the largest DNA network in the world is helping more people find the singular story in their DNA. Yours is just as unique, revealing traces of your family history—who your ancestors were and where they came from.
Nigerian? Sicilian? What are you?
AncestryDNA can estimate your origins to more than 150 ethnic regions around the world—5x more regions than the next leading test.
covered by the AncestryDNA test.
North & South America
- Native American
- New Mexico
- Central & Southern New Mexico
- Northern & Central New Mexico
- Jalisco, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato & Michoacán
- Western & Central Mexico
- Central Mexico
- Colima & Western Michoacán
- Northeastern Michoacán
- Northwestern Michoacán
- Chihuahua & Durango
- Chihuahua Altiplano
- Northeastern Chihuahua & Far West Texas
- Northern Chihuahua & Southwest New Mexico
- Southeastern Chihuahua
- Zacatecas & Aguascalientes
- Northwest Mexico & the Southern California Coast
- Baja Peninsula & Southern California Coast
- Sonora & Southern Arizona
- Northeastern Mexico & South Texas
- Coahuila & South Texas
- Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas & South Texas
- San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon & South Texas
- Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon & South Texas
- Nuevo Leon, Northern Tamaulipas & South Texas
- Ecuador, Peru & Chile
- Nicaragua & Costa Rica
- Central America
- Africa North
- Ivory Coast/Ghana
- Africa Southeastern Bantu
- Africa South-Central Hunter-Gatherers
- Europe East
- Northeast Italy, Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland & Lithuania
- Czech Republic
- Lesser Poland
- Malopolska & Swietokrzyskie
- Mazovia & Lodz
- Małopolska & the Tatras
- Poland, Slovakia, Hungary & Romania
- Eastern Hungary, Eastern Slovakia, Northwest Romania & Western Ukraine
- Eastern Slovakia
- Eastern Slovakia & Southern Poland
- Hungary & Slovakia
- Ulster, Ireland
- Derry & Inishowen
- Donegal East
- Donegal Southwest
- North Midlands
- Ulster East
- Connacht, Ireland
- Mayo & Galway
- Mayo & Sligo
- North Connacht
- Munster, Ireland
- Limerick & Kerry
- Southern Ireland
- West Cork
- West Kerry
- Central Scotland & Ulster, Ireland
- Northeast & Central Scotland
- Scottish Highlands & Eastern Nova Scotia
- Scottish Highlands & Nova Scotia
- Europe South
- Greece, Turkey & Albania
- Southern Italy
- Campania & Basilicata
- Campania & Molise
- Lazio & Campania
- Umbria, Abruzzo & Lazio
- Northern Italy
- Götaland & Svealand
- Western Götaland & Eastern Norway
- Western Svealand
- Western Norway
- Hordaland & Rogaland
- Rogaland & Vest-Agder
- Central Norway
- Hedmark & Akershus
- Trøndelag & Hedmark
- Eastern Norway
- Buskerud & Oppland
- Østlandet & Sør-Trøndelag
- Østlandet & Vestlandet
- Great Britain
- Northern England & the Midland
- East Midlands
- West Midlands & North West England
- Yorkshire & Pennines
- Wales & the West Midlands
- North Wales
- South Wales
- West Midlands
- Southern England
- Devon & Cornwall
- East Anglia & Essex
- South East England
- Northern England
- Europe West
- Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg
- Western Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg
- Northern Germany
- Schleswig-Holstein & Lower Saxony
- Brandenburg & Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
- Germany & the Midwestern United States
- Alsace-Lorraine & North Dakota
- Baden-Württemberg & the Dakotas
- Saxony, Iowa & Illinois
- Hessen, Kansas & Nebraska
- Northwest Germany & the Midwest
- Northwest Germany, the Netherlands & the Midwest
- Southern Germany & the Midwest
- European Jewish
- Jewish Western & Central Europe
- Jewish Western Ukraine, Moldova & Eastern Romania
- Jewish Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg
- Jewish Central & Eastern Europe
- Jewish Lithuania, Latvia & Belarus
- Jewish Poland, Slovakia, Hungary & Moravia
- Jewish Northeast Poland, Lithuania, Latvia & West Belarus
- Jewish Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine & Western Russia
- Iberian Peninsula
- Finland/Northwest Russia
- Lakeland & Lapland
- Western Finland & Oulu
- West Asia
- Middle East
- Asia Central
- Asia East
- Philippines & Guam
- Asia South
- Pacific Islander
- Hawaiʻi, Tonga & Samoa
Take your story to new places—with Migrations.
Now it’s possible to follow your ancestors’ journeys from the old world to the new. AncestryDNA is the only DNA test with more than 190 migration stories, so you can find out if your family is Pennsylvania Dutch or Louisiana Acadian—and even when they likely reached American shores.Order Now
Take your story to new places—with Migrations.
Now it’s possible to follow your ancestors’ journeys from the old world to the new. AncestryDNA is the only DNA test with more than 190 migration stories, so you can find out if your family is Pennsylvania Dutch or Louisiana Acadian—and even when they likely reached American shores.
Who are your people?
Connect to living relatives who share parts of your DNA—and use 90 million Ancestry family trees to fill in pieces of your family history.
You'll also be connected to living relatives who share parts of your DNA. And since Ancestry has the unique ability to bring together DNA results with 90,000,000 family trees and billions of historical records, we can also help you fill in pieces of your family history.
The best stories come from the best science.
We've amassed the most diverse DNA collection on earth so we can use our latest science to compare your DNA to a range of people around the world.
How does AncestryDNA find your story? We've amassed the most diverse DNA collection on earth so we can use our latest science to compare your DNA to people all over the world—from small tribes in Africa to farmers in the Irish countryside.
Stories from our members
What are you? What are you? What are you?”
Growing up, Lezlie had always encountered curiosity about her ethnicity from people she'd meet. “I probably got the question 3 to 4 times a week if I was Asian or Moroccan or something else,” she shared. So she jumped at the opportunity to find out through AncestryDNA.
And it turns out, Lezlie's DNA results did include African, European, and Asian. “It was great because it helped confirm what I knew in my gut… with a little surprise.”
So I traded in my lederhosen for a kilt.”
Growing up, Kyle’s family was German, no doubt about it. He even grew up wearing lederhosen in a German dance troupe. But when Kyle began building his family tree, he couldn’t actually find any German ancestors.
“So I decided to have my DNA tested, and the big surprise was we're not German at all,” he says. And soon enough, Ancestry Hints led him to generations of Scottish ancestors.
What surprises are hiding in your family tree?
I thought I had married an Italian?”
Marrying into Eric's family, Katherine was told of a rich Italian family history—"My lineage was all Vecchios and the Zuccolis," according to Eric. But when Eric's AncestryDNA results said he was only 16%, Katherine took on the search and discovered an Eastern European ancestor he never knew he had.
Katherine and Eric used both AncestryDNA and a family tree to solve their mystery—how will you begin your journey?
Get answers to some common questions.
Your privacy is important to us. We use industry standard security practices to store your DNA sample, your DNA test results, and other personal data you provide to us. In addition, we store your DNA test results and DNA sample without your name or other common identifying information. You own your DNA data. At any time, you can choose to download raw DNA data, have us delete your DNA test results as described in the AncestryDNA Privacy Statement, or have us destroy your physical DNA saliva sample. We do not share with third parties your name or other common identifying information linked to your genetic data, except as legally required or with your explicit consent.
For more information on privacy at AncestryDNA, see the AncestryDNA Privacy Statement and visit our Privacy Center.
AncestryDNA is a cutting edge DNA testing service that utilizes some of the latest autosomal testing technology to revolutionize the way you discover your family history. This service combines advanced DNA science with the world's largest online family history resource to predict your genetic ethnicity and help you find new family connections. It maps ethnicity going back multiple generations and provides insight into such possibilities as: what region of Europe are my ancestors from, or am I likely to have East Asian heritage? AncestryDNA can also help identify relationships with unknown relatives through a dynamic list of DNA matches.
Your AncestryDNA results include information about your ethnicity across 150 regions and identifies potential relatives through DNA matching to others who have taken the AncestryDNA test. Your results are a great starting point for more family history research, and it can also be a way to dig even deeper into the research you've already done.
The AncestryDNA test may predict if you are at least partly Native American, which includes some tribes that are indigenous to North America, including the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The results do not currently provide a specific tribal affiliation. (Please note that your AncestryDNA ethnicity results cannot be used as a substitute for legal documentation.)
AncestryDNA is a simple saliva test you can do in the comfort of your own home. Once you order, you will receive the AncestryDNA kit in the mail in a matter of days. Your AncestryDNA kit includes full instructions, a saliva collection tube, and a pre-paid return mailer (so you don't have additional costs to return your DNA.) After returning your sample by just dropping it in the mail, your DNA is processed at the lab. You then receive an email notifying you that your results are ready to explore on the AncestryDNA website.
AncestryDNA is the leader in DNA testing for family history and includes more than 6 million people who have taken the AncestryDNA test as well as the ability to access Ancestry, the world's largest online family history resource, which includes millions of family trees and over 20 billion historical records.
Your AncestryDNA test results will normally take about 6-8 weeks to process from the time that the lab receives your DNA sample. Due to high demand, results may take longer than 8 weeks. Please note that you must also activate your DNA kit online in order to begin processing.
When your AncestryDNA results are ready, you will receive an email from AncestryDNA notifying you, with a link to view your results. Your results will also be available online in your password-protected AncestryDNA account.
Giving AncestryDNA couldn’t be easier. Simply order a kit online, create your Ancestry account to track your order, and have the kit shipped to either you or the recipient. When they open the box, they’ll find clear instructions on how to take the test, open their free account, and activate the kit online.
You will only have access to the recipient’s results if the recipient chooses to share their results with you. As privacy and security are of the utmost importance here at Ancestry, only the person who has taken the test may decide whether or not to share their results. When activating their kit, they will be given the option to share their results with the person who purchased the kit. They can also choose to share with other Ancestry members via the DNA Settings page.
Absolutely. When placing your order, you can choose to have the kit shipped either to you or to the recipient.
The AncestryDNA test uses microarray-based autosomal DNA testing, which surveys a person's entire genome at over 700,000 locations, all with a simple saliva sample. Additionally, the new online interface integrates state-of-the-art tools for you to utilize your DNA results for family history research.
Yes, both women and men can use AncestryDNA since we all carry the DNA that is being tested. In fact, men and women are tested in the same way for the same number of markers. Unlike some other DNA tests, which only analyze the Y-chromosome (and can only be taken by a male to look at your direct paternal lineage) or mitochondrial DNA (can be taken by a male or female but only looks at your direct maternal lineage), AncestryDNA looks at a person's entire genome at over 700,000 locations.
Get started in a few simple steps.
Order a kit with easy-to-follow instructions.
Activate your kit and return your saliva sample in a prepaid package to our state-of-the-art lab.
In roughly 6-8 weeks your results will be ready online.
Note: lab processing times may be increased due to high demand.
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