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