Discovering your origins

With this simple DNA ancestry test, your DNA profile is compared against hundreds of global populations and fourteen anthropological regions whose collective genetic information is known and scientifically validated. We then measure the likelihood that your genetic information is linked with each of those populations and regions, and plot the results on a very high resolution map which illustrates your unique geogenetic heritage from both a per-population view, and an overall regional view. DNA genealogy has never been so easy to understand!

Click here to read A Beginner’s Guide to DNA Ancestry Testing which compares the different types of ancestry DNA tests we offer.

About the ancestral origins™ DNA ancestry map

DNA genealogy using the Ancestral Origins™ DNA test benefits greatly from the experience and position of one of the worlds top human identity DNA testing laboratories. We’ve compiled data from scientific publications such as Forensic Science International and The Journal of Forensic Sciences; from organizations such as the Yale School of Medicine; and from our own population databases into what is now called “FoGG DB™”: the Focused GeoGenetic Database. We’ve also developed an analysis suite called FoggPopper™ which uses a human DNA profile to pull relevant data out of FoGG DB™ and then perform various calculations and follow certain algorithms to arrive at a result which reveals a person’s strongest DNA ancestry. The data from this DNA ancestry test is then compiled into the Ancestral Origins™ DNA ancestry map, personalized for each customer. Click here to see an enlarged image of the DNA ancestry map .

Each Ancestral Origins™ DNA Ancestry map is broken into three major sections: population matches, native region matches, and strength indicators.

Population matches

We measure your DNA individually against every population in our database, and mark how strongly your profile matched against each. On the population match map, each population has a shape which tells you which anthropological region that population belongs to, as well as a color to indicate how strong of a match you had with it. Green is the best match, yellow is a good match, and red means that no match or a weak match was made. In this set of calculations, we also indicate three special anthropological regions, which are actually groups of dispersed populations. A dispersed population is one that has migrated from a native land to somewhere else on the globe.

Native region matches

Running a completely new set of calculations, and not using any of our “dispersed population” regions, we determine which anthropological native regions you have the strongest links with. The strongest match is indicated in green, any subsequent matches are indicated in yellow. While the population match map contains data concerning recent migrations to North America, the native region map does not, and can be considered more of a “deep roots” match.

Strength indicators

The first strength indicator graph looks at the cumulative strength of all the populations in your matched regions, and shows you how strong each region is in comparison with each other. This way, you not only know how strong individual populations are with the population match map, but can look at the larger picture, and know how each represented region measures up with any other regions you may have matched. A second strength indicator looks at your native region matches (in the smaller map) and simply shows you how each native region compares in strength with any other native regions you may have matched.

Find out even more with the ancestral origins testing upgrade

homeDNAdirect offers you the option to take your ancestry a notch higher with this very same test. The upgrade will enable you to have a genetic breakdown by percentage represented on a pie chart. For every percentage detailed in your pie chart, you will have an explanation of the geographical origins as well as the distribution of that population. The test upgrade is available for just an extra $50.

View the additional report for your ancestry upgrade by clicking the below image:

Professional Consultation

We offer a professional telephone interpretation once you receive your Ancestral Origins DNA Ancestry map and report. Consultation sessions are up to 15 minutes in length and are provided by telephone only. If ordered at the same time as submitting your samples for testing, the advanced purchase price per consultation session is $85. This service can be purchased after you receive your map for $110 per session. Consultation sessions may not be recorded or reproduced without the expressed written consent of homeDNAdirect.

Quality, size and personalization

Each Ancestral Origins™ DNA ancestry map is printed using a photographic-quality five-dye printing process on glossy photographic paper and is 17 x 10.6 inch in size. These images come out rich and beautiful and are suitable for framing and displaying with pride in your home. Because every map is custom made, your map will have “exclusively prepared for”, followed by your name printed on it. Click here to see a sample of the Ancestral Origins™ DNA ancestry report.


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