Family Tree DNA provides the tests for this partnership between the National Geographic Society, IBM and the Waitt Family Foundation. Click here to learn more about the Genographic Project.

Determine Native American ancestry on either direct male or female lines of descent.

Get clues about your ancestors' origins on either direct male or female lines of descent.

This test could tell if you possibly had Jewish ancestry including the Cohanim DNA markers.

Confirm paternal lineage and common ancestry on the male line.

Trace female lineages of both males and females.

A most comprehensive maternal and paternal DNA test for genealogy and deep ancestral purposes.

Full mtDNA Sequence
Family Tree DNA offers the only full mtDNA sequence test in the world for under $1,000.

ANCESTRY & OXFORD KITS Convert results from any other companies and include your data in the world's largest Y-DNA database.

Refined SNP tests for customers that have already tested their Y-DNA.

Visitors and customers are welcome to join our message board for questions and answers.

07/21/06 - Family Tree DNA enters purchase agreement with DNA-Fingerprint. See press-release.

06/02/06 - 3rd International Conference on Genetic Genealogy - press-release, and program.

05/19/06 - Family Tree DNA launches the world's tightest test for genealogy purposes coupled with Haplogroup prediction: the Y-DNA 67-marker test!

01/14/06 - Family Tree DNA Chief mtDNA Scientist, Dr. Doron Behar, quoted in the NY Times, CNN, BBC and other major media outlets.

Irish Ancestry: "matching Niall of the Nine Hostages".

Genghis Khan: "who is related to Genghis Khan?"

9/3/2006: Family Tree DNA hits new milestones solidifying its leadership with the largest DNA databases in the field of Genetic Genealogy with 107837 records:


  • 53893 unique surnames

  • 75689 Y-DNA records in the database

  • 20164 distinct 12-marker haplotypes

  • 24978 distinct 25-marker haplotypes

  • 18822 distinct 37-marker haplotypes

  • 32148 mtDNA records in the database

There is a reason why 9 out of 10 genealogists choose Family Tree DNA:

Since its inception, in April of 2000, Family Tree DNA has been associated with the Arizona Research Labs, led by Dr. Michael Hammer, one of the world's leading authorities in the field of Genetics. Having other renowned scientists on its advisory board, Family Tree DNA is the world leader and only organization in the field of Genetic Genealogy that has been constantly developing the science that enables many genealogists around the world to advance their families' research.

What do I get when I am tested? Due to our unique scientific background, we can provide you more information than any other testing company: in addition to your specific data, you'll be receiving a series of other relevant information, like deep ancestral origins, matches with other individuals that share the same results, your recent ethnic origins, and for the Y-DNA, our patent pending FTDNATiP - the Time Predictor to the Most Recent Common Ancestor between you and other individuals that are relevant matches to you. Check for more details here...

03/01/06 - Ysearch, the largest worldwide public Y-DNA database with the most extensive number of markers exceeds 23,000 records (haplotypes) and 250,000 ancestors names.

10/01/04 - MitoSearch, the first worldwide public mtDNA database is launched for comparing Mitochondrial test results across labs.

7/28/04 - Family Tree DNA announces the availability of refinement tests for the mitochondrial H Haplogroug sub-clades giving a very detailed view of that group, which represents about 40% of all maternal lineages in Europe.

  • Have you hit a brick wall?

  • Can't find any documents for that elusive ancestor?

  • Can't find your ancestor's homeland?

  • Wondering if you are related to another family with the same surname?

Genealogy by genetics is the greatest addition to Genealogy since the creation of the Family Tree!

The value of Family Tree DNA testing is its ability to help find "Genetic Cousins ™" by comparing the results of as few as two people.

Males are able to see if another male is a descendant from their direct paternal line. Our 12 marker Y-DNA test has become the world standard, being adopted by National Geographic's - Genographic Project. Our 37-marker test yields the world's tightest parameters to the Most Recent Common Ancestor (MRCA). You may order the 12 marker test and return to "refine" your test at a later time without the need to re-submit another DNA sample!

Women can determine which Haplogroup they are part of based upon the descent through their maternal line. Reports are compared to the Cambridge Reference Sequence, which show your deviation from this industry standard. We identify the lettered Haplogroup that your mtDNA is assigned to by the scientific community.

When you submit your genetic sample to our private & confidential testing service we:
-- Compare your sample to that of others and see if you have a long lost relative already in our RECENT ETHNIC ORIGINS (REO) Database of genetic test results
-- Notify you via email if we find "Genetic Cousins ™" in our growing database

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Bennett Greenspan and the Genographic Project on NBC's Today Show - 11/18/05.

The science of Genealogy by Genetics.

The press and Family Tree DNA.

12, 37 or 67 MARKERS? The math behind markers & mutations and what should drive your choice.

Dr. Bruce Walsh addresses the subject.

The Y-DNA and mtDNA lines.

Scientific papers of interest.