Discover Your Ancestral Path

Discover Your Ancestral Path

Discover how FamilyTreeDNA Discover's newest tool can help you learn more about where your ancestors came from.


September 2022 in Review

September 2022 in Review

We were able to add over 1,000 branches to the Y-DNA Haplotree in September across all haplogroups.


A Deeper Dive Into Age Estimates: The Scientific Details of the updated TMRCA Age Estimates

Scientific Details: A Deeper Dive Into Age Estimates

Researchers at FamilyTreeDNA go deeper into the methods they used to update their latest release of the TMRCA age estimates they use.


Time Tree: A New Discover Feature

Time Tree: A New Discover Feature

The Time Tree puts ancient DNA, notable connections, current testers, and the TMRCA age estimates into a single view for you to explore.


Tree paradoxes occur when some of the tree stems do not add up to the same length.

Big Y Age Estimates: Updates and the Battle of Falkirk

FamilyTreeDNA has made updates to the TMRCA (Time to Most Recent Common Ancestor) that will improve age estimates in the Tree of Humankind.


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.


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.


FamilyTreeDNA Y-DNA haplotree summary graph 2018-2021

Y-DNA Haplotree Reaches 50,000 Branches, a Milestone for Genealogy

There are now more than 50,000 branches on the Family Tree of Mankind, a milestone in the history of Y-chromosome testing. See how we did it!


New Feature: myOrigins Chromosome Painter for Family Finder

The Chromosome Painter feature helps you explore your Family Finder myOrigins results in a new way! Learn more.