Julia Ashwood

Travel Blogger,
The Vista

Discover the places
that led to you

Uncover your ethnic mix, discover distant relatives, and find new details about your unique family history with a simple DNA test.

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Julia Ashwood

Travel Blogger,
The Vista

Discover the places that led to you

Uncover your ethnic mix, discover distant relatives, and find new details about your unique family history with a simple DNA test.

ONLY

AncestryDNA—The World's Largest Consumer DNA Database.

Get started in a few simple steps.

Order your complete kit with easy-to-follow instructions.

Return a small saliva sample in the prepaid envelope.

Your DNA will be analyzed at more than 700,000 genetic markers.

Within 6-8 weeks, expect an email with a link to your online results.

Nigerian? Sicilian? What are you?

AncestryDNA can estimate your origins to more than 500 regions around the world.

Connect with relatives you never knew you had.

Once you've taken your test, we'll search our global network of AncestryDNA members and identify the people who share your DNA. There's no limit to what you might discover—together.

More people tested means more ways to connect.

With more than 15 million people now in our database and the unique ability to connect with Ancestry’s billions of historical records and millions of family trees, AncestryDNA can help deliver the richest family stories—and solve the toughest family mysteries.

“ProGenealogists recommends AncestryDNA as an indispensable tool for family history discoveries.”
Kyle Betit
Senior Genealogy Researcher
ProGenealogists, an Ancestry Group Company

Read about some real-life discoveries.

Learn how AncestryDNA has helped people see themselves in a whole new way.

A serious ethnic mix

Australian Ali Clemesha thought she knew her ethnic background, but her DNA results revealed so much more with some exotic surprises.

Redefining a sense of self

Mark Carter believed he was 100% British. But he soon discovered there was a lot more to his story.

Connected beyond Colombia

Isabel Rojas always identified with her Bogotá roots. But her DNA results took her ancestry to unexpected places.

AncestryDNA

The leader in DNA testing for family history

AncestryDNA—The World's Largest Consumer DNA Database.

Get started in a few simple steps.

Order your complete kit with easy-to-follow instructions.

Return a small saliva sample in the prepaid envelope.

Your DNA will be analyzed at more than 700,000 genetic markers.

Within 6-8 weeks, expect an email with a link to your online results.

Top 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.

  • Click here to find out how our enhanced ethnicity estimates give you an even more detailed picture of your origins.

AncestryDNA

The leader in DNA testing for family history