FamilyTreeDNA Discover™

Introducing FamilyTreeDNA Discover™

FamilyTreeDNA is taking paternal DNA testing to a whole new level. Discover fun facts and connections through the magic of the Y chromosome.


The map shows the migration of the different mitochondrial haplogroups across Africa

A 100,000-Year-Old Human Lineage Rediscovered

The Million Mito Project Team from FamilyTreeDNA recently discovered an ancient lineage from Eastern Africa through mitochondrial DNA.


Newly-identified Male Lineage May Reshape the Story of the First Americans

An Oregon man discovers his Y-DNA is shared with an ancient man, whose remains were found in Nevada’s Lovelock cave.


Videos: myOrigins 3.0 Explained

FamilyTreeDNA's Populations Geneticist, Paul Maier, breaks down myOrigins 3.0 in this three-part video series.


Join the million mito project and contribute to the tree of womankind

Join The Million Mito Project

Join The Million Mito Project, and be a part of growing the tree of womankind.


Y-DNA testing: It’s Not Just For Men!

As females, we sometimes overlook or dismiss Y-DNA testing, however, there are many genetic genealogy benefits gained from getting your father, brother, uncle, cousin, grandfather, or so on to take a Y-DNA test for you. Learn more.


Understanding Your Ancestral Origins

Genealogy is detective work. If all of the answers were just given to you, there wouldn't be any interest or excitement left over.


That Holiday Feeling

The Winter holidays, for me, seem like the only time of year when everything feels different. When I feel that cool air, I also sense the nostalgia of winters past.


Why DNA?

Genetic genealogy is an anomaly. It combines one of the oldest practices of humanity with one of the newest.


A Single Story

Genetic genealogy is still a brand new thing. We are all unknowingly mapping out a singular story for all of us.