Are you related to a president, astronaut, pilgrim, royalty, or an ancient Egyptian mummy? Discover more about your surname line with FamilyTreeDNA Discover™!

FamilyTreeDNA, a pioneer of the genetic genealogy testing industry with over 20 years of direct-to-consumer testing, is taking paternal line DNA testing to a whole new level. We have just introduced a new platform with a plethora of features based on the latest research.

DNA testing should be fun and simple. Anyone should be able to take a simple saliva test and learn interesting facts about their family history! This is where the new FamilyTreeDNA Discover site comes in!

Discover reveals fun facts and relationships through the magic of the Y chromosome.

Discover reveals fun facts and relationships through the magic of the Y chromosome.

All New Y-DNA Reports

What’s so special about the Y chromosome and what can it do for me? The Y chromosome offers a unique look into your direct paternal line ancestry. Since surnames are commonly inherited from father to son just like the Y chromosome, you can test your Y-DNA to discover more about your surname history than you can from a regular ancestry test.

The common ancestry DNA tests today only include limited Y chromosome data, if at all. FamilyTreeDNA offers the Big Y-700 test: the world’s most comprehensive Y-DNA test.

Since the Y chromosome remains intact throughout generations, we can take DNA from anyone who is a genetic male and place it on a large family tree that connects all tested male human lineages of the world.

Note: If you are a genetic female, you can test your brother, father, or uncle!

We now have well over 50,000 branches on this Y-DNA Tree of Humankind. Every month, an average of 1,000 more branches are added.

Reports and Features Included in FamilyTreeDNA Discover

Our new Discover reports make it easier for you to explore your surname line. Learn where your father’s line came from and find interesting connections to other families, notable people, and even ancient connections with archaeological remains from all over the world!

Our genealogy team has also researched many notable connections that you can match, including notable connections like:

  • presidents
  • royals
  • astronauts
  • pilgrims
  • actors
  • authors
  • activists
  • scientists
  • clans
  • adventurers
  • sports legends
  • military leaders
  • religious leaders
  • outlaws
  • mummies

If you have already determined your Y-DNA haplogroup through testing with FamilyTreeDNA or another company, we have reports ready for you to explore.

Country Frequency

When did your paternal ancestor live and where are his descendants found today? Explore our new Country Frequency report to see where your haplogroup is more common.

Country Frequency

Notable Connections

Are you more closely related to Einstein or Abraham Lincoln? Babe Ruth or J.R.R. Tolkien? Nelson Mandela or Jesse James? Ramesses III or Copernicus? Our genealogy team has researched and discovered many notable connections that we are excited to share in our Notable Connections report. Make sure to follow us on social media to see when additional connections are added.

Notable Connections

Migration Map

Check out the Migration Map report to see the migration path of your paternal line across the world, from Y-Adam to you! This new map, based on latest findings, spans hundreds of thousands of years of human history.

Migration Map

Ancient Connections

Are you connected to Ötzi the Iceman or a Viking? Maybe a Gladiator, Crusader, or an Ancient Roman? What about a prehistoric Hunter-Gatherer? We have analyzed the DNA of remains from archaeological sites around the world, and included them in our Ancient Connections report.

Ancient Connections

Time Tree

See how you connect with more than 80,000 Big Y testers, 2,000 ancient DNA samples, and 100 famous historical figures – all connected in the Time Tree with almost 60,000 genetic haplogroups.

Time Tree

Ancestral Path

Your Ancestral Path starts at your assigned Y-DNA haplogroup and goes back in time, one haplogroup step (or genetic ancestor) at a time. If you have taken a Big Y test, this will be your most specific haplogroup. Every step in the ancestral path has an age estimate based on the FamilyTreeDNA TMRCA algorithm.

Ancestral Path

Suggested Projects

There are thousands of Group Projects that you can join, related to different surnames, geographical regions, and haplogroups. Find out which ones may be relevant for you with our Suggested Projects report.

Suggested Group Projects

Scientific Details

Learn more about the science behind your report with the Scientific Details report.

Haplogroup R-P312 Scientific Details

Group Time Tree

The new Group Time Tree harnesses the combined power of the Big Y-700 test and the Group Projects. This tool will show the FamilyTreeDNA Group Project results in their best light and makes it easier for members and researchers to understand them.

Group Time Tree Subgroups

Dig up your Y-DNA Haplogroup and visit the FamilyTreeDNA Discover site.

Accessing the Discover Reports

If you have not tested your Y-DNA yet but are interested in learning more about your surname line, there is no better place to start your journey than at FamilyTreeDNA- the oldest and most experienced DNA testing company with the most comprehensive set of genealogy tests in the world. The Big Y-700 test will provide your most specific Y-DNA haplogroup, and you will receive continuous updates, at no extra cost, for life.

Despite not having a Y chromosome, women can also learn about their paternal line history! Y-DNA is required to take the test, but the information received applies to all family members. Get your brother, father, uncle, or cousin to test and discover more about your story.

Get the most out of your Y-DNA test with FamilyTreeDNA Discover! To get started, visit our website to learn about what tests we offer.

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