myOrigins is a feature of our Family Finder test. This feature provides you with a percentile breakdown of the Genetic Populations to which your autosomal DNA is connected. We refer to this as your ethnic makeup.

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You can access myOrigins from your dashboard or from your navigation bar.

To access from your dashboard:

  1. Sign in to your kit.
  2. On your dashboard, locate the Family Finder widget.
  3. On the myFamilyTree widget, click the myOrigins button.

To access from your navigation bar:

  1. Sign in to your kit.
  2. On the navigation bar at the top of the page, go to myDNA > Family Finder > myOrigins.

Origins Sidebar 

The Origins sidebar displays information about your ethnic makeup and the origins you share with your Family Finder matches.

Your ethnic makeup is composed of Genetic Populations (mainly categorized as top-level geographic regions). Each Genetic Population is then broken down even further into what we call Population Clusters.

The myOrigins tab displays the percentile breakdown of your ethnic makeup by Genetic Population. These perecentages are farther broken down for your Population Clusters within each Genetic Population.

The Shared Origins tab lists your Family Finder matches their relation to you. From here, you can view the origins that you share with a match.

myOrigins Map

The myOrigins Map is an interactive page that displays your Genetic Populations as color-coded regions. The color-coded regions correspond to the color code associated with the corresponding Population Cluster.

You can click on a color-coded region on the map to view it’s description in the sidebar.

How to

Your Genetic Populations are located on the myOrigins tab. Genetic Populations are mainly categorized as top-level geographic regions, and they do not have a color-coded “bullet” displayed.

For example in the below image, New World and European are Genetic Populations.

Your ethnic makeup percentage for each Genetic Population is displayed on the right.

On the myOrigins tab, your Population Clusters are displayed under each Genetic Population, and each cluster has a color-coded “bullet.”

For example in the below image:

  • North and Central America and South America are Population Clusters of the New World Genetic Population.
  • West and Central Europe and Southeast Europe are Population Clusters of the European Genetic Population.

Your ethnic makeup percentage for each Population cluster is displayed on the right.

Note that each color-coded bullet corresponds with the cluster’s area on the myOrigins map.

You can view your Population Cluster descriptions from the sidebar and from the map.

To view a description of a Population Cluster from the sidebar: 

  1. On the myOrigins tab, click the Population Cluster for which you want to see the description.
    The description is displayed on the sidebar.

To view a description of a Population Cluster from the map: 

  1. On the myOrigins map, click the color-coded area for which you want to see the description.
    The description is displayed on the sidebar.

To scroll through your Population Cluster descriptions:

  1. On the myOrigins tab, click a Population Cluster.
    OR
    On the myOrigins map, click the color-coded area.
    The description for the selected cluster or area is displayed on the sidebar.
  2. On the image at the top of the description that is shown, click on either arrow to scroll through your descriptions.

To navigate back to your myOrigins tab: 

  1. Click the back arrow () located at the upper-left corner of the sidebar.

The Shared Origins tab allows you to compare the origins you share with Family Finder matches.

For more information about Family Finder relationships, click here.

To compare Shared Origins:

  1. On the sidebar, select the Shared Origins tab.
  2. On the Shared Origins tab, select the match whose origins you want to view.
    The Population Clusters that you and your match share are displayed in a new window.

To move the map around, place your cursor on the map, press and hold down the left mouse button, and drag the map.

To zoom in and out, click the + and  buttons on the lower-right corner of the page.