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myOrigins 2.0 Population Clusters

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), [...]

Family Finder – Family Matching Feature

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 [...]

Autosomal Test (Family Finder)

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 [...]

Gail Riddell – Genetic Genealogy Interview

Today, I am interviewing Gail Riddell of New Zealand. Gail is a power project administrator. She is the administrator of 25 DNA group projects and is the co-administrator of another 9 projects. A woman of many talents, she has worked in fields ranging from chauffeur driver to accountant. Her hobbies include crafts and gardening.

FamilyTreeDNA Webinars

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 [...]

myOrigins Walkthrough

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. [...]

Our Three Basic Tests

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 [...]

Click a topic below to learn about your Family Finder tools: Advanced Matches ancientOrigins Chromosome Browser Data Download Matches myOrigins Click a topic below to learn more about Family Finder: Family Finder Frequently Asked Questions  Family Matching Tool More About myOrigins [...]

myOrigins – Trace Results

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

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 [...]