Dig in to your heritage.
With 2x the geographic detail of other DNA tests, AncestryDNA can connect you to the cultures, cuisines, and traditions of your heritage in a deeper way.
More than 10 million people have uncovered something new about themselves.
You will too.
From your origins in over 350 regions to the most connections to living relatives, no other DNA test delivers such a unique, interactive experience.
What are you?
Find your origins in more than 350 regions around the world—2x more geographic detail than any other DNA test
Trace your ancestors’ journeys over time.
Powered by data from Ancestry, migrations follow how and why your family moved from place to place.
The Great Hunger
Connect with your people.
The world’s largest consumer DNA database matches you to more living relatives who share parts of your DNA and shows their connection to you.
Build a tree—and magnify your DNA results.
Combine what you learn from your DNA with over 100 million family trees and 20 billion records for more insight into your genealogy and origins.
True stories. Incredible discoveries.
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The science behind
With one of the most diverse DNA collections on earth, our cutting-edge science compares your DNA to people all over the world. And it’s improving all the time.
Your privacy and security are at
the core of everything we do.
From the second you open your kit to the minute you get your results, you’re in control of your DNA data.
Get started in a few simple steps.
Order a kit with
Activate your kit and return your saliva sample in a
prepaid package to our
In roughly 6-8 weeks your results will be ready online.Note: lab processing times may be increased due to high demand.
Top 5 questions about AncestryDNA
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 geographic origins across 350 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.