myOrigins Version 3.0 was released on September 22, 2020. Most customers have received their updated results. To see if you've received your myOrigins 3.0 results, go to your myOrigins page: On the Origins sidebar (on the left of the [...]
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Autosomal DNA tests utilize DNA from the 22 pairs of autosomal chromosomes. Autosomal DNA is inherited from both parents. Therefore, an autosomal DNA test may be taken by either a male or a female. Autosomal DNA Inheritance 1 2 3 [...]
myOrigins Version 3.0 was released on September 22, 2020. Most customers have received their updated results. To see if you've received your myOrigins 3.0 results, go to your myOrigins page: On the Origins sidebar (on the left of the page), [...]
Do you have a test that will tell me what proportion of my ancestry comes from different ethnic groups and populations?
Yes. The Family Finder test includes the myOrigins tool. It finds the amount of ancestry DNA from different population groups.
The Family Finder - Family Matching feature allows you to view your confirmed maternal and paternal Family Finder matches at a glance and separately. This feature assigns maternal or paternal icons to a customer’s Family Finder - Matches list based on phased matching [...]
Our autosomal test is known as Family Finder. This test is designed to find relatives on any of your ancestral lines within the last five generations. Family Finder uses autosomal DNA, which is the mixture of DNA you received from both [...]
The Family Finder test works by comparing your autosomal DNA to that of other people in our database who have taken the test. The program calculates your relationship with a match based on sharing linked segments of DNA. Any two [...]
Judaism is a religion and not an attribute definable by a DNA mutation, but we can give you hints about having Jewish ancestry by comparing your Family Finder results to those of known Jewish ancestry in our database. myOrigins results [...]
I had my Family Finder results analyzed using a third party service. Why do the results differ from myOrigins?
If you use a third party tool, it is natural for there to be minor differences for the myOrigins results due to either different methodologies or different population sets.
If your relationship is within recent generations (2nd cousins or more recent relatives), Family Finder is almost sure to detect your relationship. Testing will also detect many 3rd cousins and about half of your 4th cousins. It will detect a [...]
Group Project members have the ability to assign access levels for their Group Project Administrators and Co-Administrators. Assigned on the member's Project Preferences page, these access levels determine what member information an administrator can view and in some cases, modify. The following [...]
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FamilyTreeDNA offers FREE webinars (online seminars) on genetic genealogy and DNA ancestry testing related topics. All webinars are open to both our customers and the general public. They are recorded, so that they may be viewed. Upcoming Live Webinars [...]
Version I'm working on myOrigins is a feature of our Family Finder test. This feature provides you with a percentile breakdown of the populations to which your autosomal DNA is connected. We refer to this as your ethnic makeup. [...]
Version 3.0 Questions To see if you have myOrigins Version 3.0: Sign in to your kit. Navigate to your myOrigins page. On the left sidebar, next to the Origins heading, Version 3 is displayed if you have received [...]
We offer three basic types of tests: Family Finder (autosomal DNA), Y-DNA, and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Note: Click on the blue boxes () below for information on each topic. Our Family Finder test focuses on autosomal DNA, which is inherited from [...]
ancientOrigins is a feature of our Family Finder test. This feature compares your autosomal DNA to DNA found at archaeological dig sites throughout the European continent. With the inclusion of ancient artifacts found at each dig site, ancientOrigins provides a percentile [...]
Once you receive your Family Finder results, you might see that your myOrigins ethnic makeup includes trace percentages. We call these Trace Results. What are Trace Results? A Trace Result indicates that you have a very small amount of shared [...]
Y-DNA - Matches allows you to view your match list from one of our Y-chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) STR (short tandem repeat) tests: Y-DNA12, Y-DNA25, Y-DNA37, Y-DNA67, or Y-DNA111. It contains lists of your matches (if you have them) at each level [...]