AncestryDNA® gives you much more than just the places you're from.

AncestryDNA® gives you much more than just the places you're from.

With clear-cut historical insights and rich geographic details, we connect you to the places in the world where your story started – and you might even discover living relatives.


AncestryDNA® gives you much more than just the places you're from.

With clear-cut historical insights and rich geographic details, we connect you to the places in the world where your story started – and you might even discover living relatives.

Millions of people have uncovered something new. You can, too.

Millions of people have uncovered something new. You can, too.

From your origins in over 1,800 regions to the most connections to living relatives, no other DNA test delivers such a unique, interactive experience.


Millions of people have
uncovered something new.
You can, too.

From your origins in over 1,800 regions to the most connections to living relatives, no other DNA test delivers such a unique, interactive experience.

You could be Irish.
More specifically, Munster Irish.

You could be Irish.
More specifically, Munster Irish.

AncestryDNA® can show you the countries you’re from and may also pinpoint specific regions within them—giving you insightful geographic detail about your history.


You could be Irish.
More specifically,
Munster Irish.

AncestryDNA® can show you the countries you’re from and may also pinpoint specific regions within them—giving you insightful geographic detail about your history.

Trace your ancestors’ journeys over time.

Trace your ancestors’ journeys over time.

Powered by data from Ancestry®, our communities feature can follow how and why your family moved from place to place.


Trace your ancestors’
journeys over time.

Powered by data from Ancestry®, our communities feature can follow how and why your family moved from place to place.

NEW FEATURE: MATCHES BY PARENT*

View both your ethnicities and matches by parental side.

Now you can explore which side of the family your matches and ethnicities come from, without your parents even taking a DNA test. This is all made possible by SideView, a specialized technology that will soon also include your communities and more!

*Some users will not be able to access this feature until February 2023.

NEW FEATURE: MATCHES BY PARENT*

View both your ethnicities and matches by parental side.

Now you can explore which side of the family your matches and ethnicities come from, without your parents even taking a DNA test. This is all made possible by SideView, a specialized technology that will soon also include your communities and more!

*Some users will not be able to access this feature until February 2023.

Connect with your people in new ways.

Connect with your people in new ways.

DNA Matches gives you colour coding, custom labeling, and other innovative tools—so you can see your DNA connections in the clearest light possible.


Connect with your people
in new ways.

DNA Matches gives you colour coding, custom
labeling, and other innovative tools—so you
can see your DNA connections in the clearest
light possible.

DNA Matches gives you colour coding, custom labeling, and other innovative tools—so you can see your DNA connections in the clearest light possible.

Get more of your inside story with AncestryDNA® Traits.

Get more of your inside story with AncestryDNA® Traits.

Whether it’s physical traits you can see or hidden traits, like fitness and nutrient levels, your DNA holds even more information than you imagined. Learn, compare, and share discoveries about 35+ of your most interesting personal traits.


Get more of your inside story
with AncestryDNA® Traits.

Whether it’s physical traits you can see or hidden traits, like fitness and nutrient levels, your DNA holds even more information than you imagined. Learn, compare, and share discoveries about 35+ of your most interesting personal traits.

Build a tree—and magnify your DNA results.

Build a tree—and magnify your DNA results.

Combine what you learn from your DNA with over 100 million family trees and 30 billion records for more insight into your genealogy and origins.


Build a tree—and magnify
your DNA results.

Combine what you learn from your DNA with over 100 million family trees and 30 billion records for more insight into your genealogy and origins.

The science behind
your story.

The science behind
your story.

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.

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.

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.

Your privacy and security are at the core of everything we do.

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.

From the second you open your kit to the minute you get your results, you’re in control of your DNA data.

The science behind
your story.

The science behind
your story.

Wir verfügen über eine der größten DNA-Sammlungen der Welt und nutzen bei der Herkunftsanalyse modernste wissenschaftliche Verfahren, um weltweit nach DNA-Übereinstimmungen für dich zu suchen. Und diese Verfahren werden immer besser.

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.

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.

Your privacy and
security are at the core
of everything we do.

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.

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.

Get started in a few simple steps.

Order a kit with easy-to-follow instructions

Activate your kit and return your saliva sample in a prepaid package to our state-of-the-art lab.

In roughly 6-8 weeks your results will be ready online.

Note: lab processing times may be increased due to high demand.

Order a kit with
easy-to-follow
instructions

Activate your kit and
return your saliva
sample in a prepaid
package to our
state-of-the-art lab.

In roughly 6-8 weeks
your results will be
ready online.

Note: lab processing times may be increased
due to high demand.

AncestryDNA explained

Get answers to some common questions.

  • AncestryDNA is a cutting edge DNA testing service that utilises some of the latest autosomal testing technology to revolutionise 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.

  • 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 prepaid 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.

  • Your AncestryDNA results include information about your geographic origins across 1,800+ 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 they can also be a way to dig even deeper into the research you've already done.

  • The AncestryDNA test uses microarray-based autosomal DNA testing, which surveys a person’s entire genome at over 700,000 locations, all with a simple saliva sample. Additionally, the new online interface integrates state-of-the-art tools for you to utilise your DNA results for family history research.

  • Your AncestryDNA test results will normally take about 6-8 weeks to process from the time that the lab receives your DNA sample. Please note that you must also activate your DNA kit online in order to begin processing.

  • When your AncestryDNA results are ready, you will receive an email from AncestryDNA notifying you, with a link to view your results. Your results will also be available online in your password-protected AncestryDNA account.

  • Giving AncestryDNA couldn’t be easier. Simply order a kit online, create your Ancestry account to track your order, and have the kit shipped to either you or the recipient. When they open the box, they’ll find clear instructions on how to take the test, open their free account, and activate the kit online.

  • You will only have access to the recipient’s results if the recipient chooses to share their results with you. As privacy and security are of the utmost importance here at Ancestry, only the person who has taken the test may decide whether or not to share their results. When activating their kit, they will be given the option to share their results with the person who purchased the kit. They can also choose to share with other Ancestry members via the DNA Settings page.

  • Absolutely. When placing your order, you can choose to have the kit shipped either to you or to the recipient.

  • Your privacy is our highest priority. 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 Ancestry® 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 Ancestry, see the AncestryDNA Privacy Statement and visit our Privacy Center.

  • Yes, both women and men can use AncestryDNA since we all carry the DNA that is being tested. In fact, men and women are tested in the same way for the same number of markers. Unlike some other DNA tests, which only analyse the Y-chromosome (and can only be taken by a male to look at your direct paternal lineage) or mitochondrial DNA (can be taken by a male or female but only looks at your direct maternal lineage), AncestryDNA looks at a person’s entire genome at over 700,000 locations.

  • AncestryDNA is a cutting-edge DNA testing service that utilizes some of the latest autosomal testing technology, our patented Genetic Communities™ technology, and the largest consumer DNA database 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 estimate 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 your ancestors came from or whether you’re likely to have Southeast Asian heritage. AncestryDNA can also help identify relationships with unknown relatives through a dynamic list of DNA matches.

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