DNA Origins® Paternal Lineage

Use DNA testing to learn about your ancestral paternal line.

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$69.00

Overview

Overview

Find out more about where your ancestors along the male line settled thousands of years ago! 

Use your DNA to determine where your ancestors were from—along your paternal line. This test displays your haplogroup designation and a map showing your ancestors’ journey. The map also shows where they initially settled in the old world.

IF YOU ARE A FEMALE: Do not submit your own DNA sample—paternal lineage information is found on the Y-chromosome, which women do not have. If you want to do paternal lineage testing, your full biological brother or biological father needs to contribute a DNA sample.

Kit Contents: 

  • Complete instructions
  • Cheek swabs for DNA collection
  • Postage-paid envelope for returning samples to the lab (U.S. customers only)

Results Back:

  • Just 6-8 weeks from receipt of samples at the lab

Through a paternal lineage DNA test, you can trace the story of your family’s unique journey, from its likely point of origin to points around the world. For many people, this can be a unique opportunity to learn more about their family’s history when family records are incomplete or nonexistent. A paternal ancestry DNA test can provide more accurate results even when you think you know your family’s history, because the science doesn’t depend on your relatives records that may be faulty or incomplete.

When you use a paternal DNA testing kit from HomeDNA, you’ll get the unvarnished truth about where your family came from, and we make it easy!

Details

Details

This test relies on portions of human DNA that are passed from father to son relatively unchanged through many generations. By examining these key parts of our DNA, our paternal history can be traced back a thousand years or more. 

IF YOU ARE A FEMALE: Do not submit your own DNA sample—paternal lineage information is found on the Y-chromosome, which women do not have. If you want to do paternal lineage testing, your full biological brother or biological father needs to contribute a DNA sample.


Test Results Include: 

  • Personalized Certificate PDF: Displays your haplogroup designation and map showing your ancestors' journey and where they initially settled in the old world. Results accessed online
  • Results Manual PDF: Explains your results in detail and provides more information about ancestry testing and human migration history. Results accessed online.

The Science

The Science

The Science behind your Paternal Lineage DNA Test

The paternal lineage test is based on the fact that the Y chromosome is passed down from father to child relatively unchanged through several generations. Special sections on the Y chromosome, called short tandem repeats (STRs), are examined to determine a person's Y haplogroup—revealing the geographic origins of his ancestors as evidenced by common DNA markers.

How It Works

How It Works

Get your DNA Origins Paternal Lineage Report in 4 Easy Steps

    1. ORDER KIT: Place an order through our online store and we'll ship your DNA collection it to your preferred address
    2. SEND DNA:Use our simple kit to collect a DNA sample and mail samples to the lab
    3. ANALYZE DNA: Your sample is then analyzed by our federally-certified lab
    4. GET REPORT: 6-8 weeks after samples arrive at the lab, a detailed personal report is uploaded to your secure online account


    FAQs

    FAQs

    IF YOU ARE A FEMALE: Do not submit your own DNA sample—paternal lineage information is found on the Y-chromosome, which women do not have. If you want to do paternal lineage testing, your full biological brother or biological father needs to contribute a DNA sample.

    The science of lineage DNA testing relies on portions of human DNA that are passed from parents to children relatively unchanged through many generations. For the paternal line, we examine short tandem repeat (STR) sections on the Y chromosome, which is passed only from father to son.

    One could say that by examining these key parts of our DNA, our paternal history could be traced as far back as the first peoples who populated the earth. Scientific data shows that modern humans evolved in Africa 400,000 to 130,000 years ago, and started migrating outward.

    A simple cheek swab is all you need to determine your paternal lineage!

    The test tells you which haplogroup you belong to on your paternal side. A haplogroup is a population of people who share common markers in their DNA, and it is usually associated with a geographical point and a historical point of origin.

    Along with your haplogroup, we provide a description of applicable populations around the world where the same haplogroup can be found. These populations can be considered your “genetic cousins.”

    We also give you the specific DNA markers that allowed us to determine your haplogroup, should you choose to do further research with this data. There are publicly-available databases and forums where you could discuss your results!

    The paternal test takes 6-8 weeks.

    This test gives you insights about possible geographic regions of origin; however, it does not definitively state your nationality. Your DNA test shows your biogeographical roots, which indicates genetic inheritance and is informed by historical studies about movements of people groups throughout the past.

    A haplogroup is a population of people who share common markers in their DNA, and it is usually associated with a geographical point and a historical point of origin.

    If you are male, we can take your sample and determine paternal or maternal lineage. If you are female, your sample will only have maternal lineage information, since the paternal lineage information is found on the Y-chromosome. If you want to do paternal lineage testing, your full biological brother or biological father needs to contribute a DNA sample.

    Certain haplogroups are associated with Jewish ancestry. However, there are varying social and political definitions of what it means to be Jewish, and DNA alone does not determine Jewish ancestry.

    No, it doesn’t. However, certain famous individuals in ancient and recent history have been DNA-tested to determine their haplogroups. These include U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, the Wright brothers (aviation pioneers), and the Romanov family. Historical evidence pointing to Genghis Khan and St. Luke have suggested haplogroups for these iconic persons. If your haplogroup matches that of famous people who have been haplotyped, it will be mentioned on the description page that accompanies your certificate.

     

    For your convenience, we've created a glossary with explanations of some of the most common terms you're likely to come across during your DNA test for ancestry

    See the Glossary of Ancestry Terms

    About This Brand

    About This Brand

    DNA Origins® strives to give customers a simple and affordable way to unlock the ancestral secrets contained within their DNA. We are proud to offer a variety of services that lets each person decide what level of their ancestry they want to discover. Our focus is to continue researching new technology and methods to provide people a way to bridge the gap between their ancestral past and present.

    Established in 1995, DNA Diagnostics Center (“DDC”) was founded on the belief that technological advancements in DNA testing should translate to services that are accessible and affordable to everyone. We have built an international reputation based on our commitment to reliability, innovation, and value by offering DNA testing services for paternity and other family relationships, forensics, animal breeders and veterinarians, and now wellness-inspired consumers. DDC's laboratory in Fairfield, Ohio is nationally and internationally recognized through multiple accreditations.

    As an industry leader in DNA testing, we offer:

    • A fully-accredited laboratory with state-of-the-art technology and robotics to ensure accuracy
    • A large team of expert PhDs to conduct results screening, testing, and research
    • A secured facility with established screening protocols to guarantee privacy and security

    Over 20 years, we have earned the trust of our customers by carefully handling over 10 million DNA samples. Your sensitive DNA test results always remain confidential, and we will not sell your personal data to third parties. DDC is the DNA testing laboratory trusted around the world.

    The story of your family’s migration around the world is locked inside your paternal DNA. With an easy-to-use DNA test from HomeDNA, you can unlock that story and learn more about your family without the haze of half-remembered history getting in the way. Contact us today for more information or purchase your DNA Origins® Paternal Lineage home test kit.


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