DNA Paternal Ancestry Test

Trace your father’s lineage with Y-DNA testing
Uncover your direct paternal ancestry using our Y-DNA test. Only males carry Y-DNA, passed down from father to son, letting you track your father’s ancestral line generation by generation.
This test analyzes Y-DNA, which is only found in males.
Females can explore their maternal lineage with our Maternal Ancestry Test or test a close male relative for insight into their paternal lineage.


Fast, Convenient, Painless


Trace your paternal ancestry using Y-DNA:
All males carry Y-DNA which is inherited along the paternal line. Y-DNA testing allows you to trace the ancestry of your direct paternal lineage (your father’s, father’s, father’s… paternal lineage). Using your Y-DNA test results, you can find out whether you are linked to any other male individual along your direct paternal line, search a global database to seek long lost paternal line relatives from around the world, compare against indigenous populations from around the world to see which population is the closest match to your Y-DNA type, compare against famous people in history, and find out which ancient Y-DNA Haplogroup you belong to. Please note that only males have Y-DNA so only males can take the Y-DNA test. Females wishing to trace their paternal lineage must test the Y-DNA of a male relative along their direct paternal line, such as a brother, father, male cousin, uncle, etc.

Technical Information

Sanger Sequencing of the entire region of mtDNA tested. Regions that can be tested using Sanger Sequencing include HVR1, HVR2 and Coding Regions. If all three regions are tested, it is considered an mtDNA full sequencing test.

DNA Database Usage

Our laboratory is a proud sponsor of the DNA Ancestry Project, a global database for tracing your ancestry and finding family matches. The database is 100% free with no subscription fees.

How Home DNA Testing Works

Step 1. Order Kit

Order Test Kit

From relationship tests to health tests, we offer a wide range of DNA tests to fit your needs.

Step 2. Swab

Collect & Ship

Collect your DNA with our painless mouth swabs, then send the samples to our laboratory for analysis

Step 4. Results

Receive Results

Access your confidential results online the moment testing is completed. Our team of experts is available for any questions.

Electronic Reports Delivery

Monitor the progress of your tests in real-time and securely access your confidential results anytime, anywhere, on any device.


Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about this test.

No, only males have Y-DNA so only males can take the Y-DNA test. Females wishing to trace their paternal lineage must test the Y-DNA of a male family member such as a father, brother, male cousin or nephew who is on their direct paternal line. Both males and females can take the mtDNA to trace their maternal lineage.

Yes, if you test 20 markers, you can choose to test more markers later.

Yes, both males and females inherit mtDNA from their mother so both males and females can take the mtDNA test to trace their maternal lineage.

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