What’s the benefit of taking a DNA test?
DNA tests give you an educated estimate of your ethnic makeup and help inform genealogical research by verifying existing family trees and informing future avenues of investigation. Additionally, there's a possibility you'll find living DNA matches - distant cousins and other relations - who could share their family history with you to build a bigger picture of your family tree.
How do ancestry DNA tests work?
Your DNA is compared with a reference database of samples common to specific ethnicities and regions. This is then used to determine your ethnic makeup and the regions your ancestors would have lived in.
Why choose the Findmypast & Living DNA test?
The world’s most advanced ancestry DNA test, it’s the only one that gives a British and Irish regional breakdown. With twice the detail of any other ancestry DNA test, it will reveal your ethnic makeup across 80 world regions, including 21 in Britain and Ireland.
Why is the Findmypast & Living DNA test the world’s most advanced?
Rather than simply looking at your DNA in isolation, the Findmypast & Living DNA test analyses unique combinations of linked DNA. This proprietary method delivers a level of detail impossible with other ancestry DNA tests. It also uses the latest technology, which is constantly updated in response to the latest industry innovations and peer-reviewed research. As the technology evolves so too does the detail of your test results, which will receive free ongoing upgrades.
How could Findmypast & Living DNA help with my family history research?
Knowing the specific British and Irish regions your DNA commonly originates from can help point you in the right direction when researching your family history. Paired with our unrivalled British and Irish county record coverage, Findmypast & Living DNA is the only choice for discovering all you can about your British and Irish roots.
Why has Findmypast partnered with Living DNA?
DNA is a powerful tool for genealogists and an effective introduction to family history for beginners. Living DNA and Findmypast are British companies joining forces to combine cutting-edge science with traditional family history research methods and make it easier than ever to discover British and Irish roots.
Why has Findmypast chosen to partner with Living DNA now?
We’ve made every effort to find a DNA company to partner with that provides the most benefit for those looking to explore their British and Irish roots. The unique British and Irish regional breakdown Living DNA provides makes this possible, perfectly combining with our unrivaled collection of British and Irish historical records. It’s this powerful combination that makes this partnership the perfect marriage of science and history.
Ancestry and other companies have offered DNA tests for years.
Why is the Findmypast & Living DNA test only just available now?
A collaboration between scientists, researchers and genetic experts from across the globe, Living DNA has offered ancestry tests since 2016 while parent company, DNA Worldwide Group, has been operating since 2004. Our focus has always been on providing the world’s best collection of British and Irish historical records and while we’ve investigated the DNA market for some time, we hadn’t identified a partner that could truly bridge the gap between genetic genealogy and traditional family history research. When Living DNA developed the ability to provide a British and Irish regional breakdown of ethnicity results, we knew we had found the perfect partner.
What plans do Findmypast & Living DNA have for the future?
Findmypast & Living DNA are excited about the opportunities this partnership creates for everyone from serious genealogists to those just starting to explore their family history. As we focus on the best of British and Irish family history, we are committed to continue making improvements to the Findmypast & Living DNA test to make it possible to not only discover where your ancestors came from, but learn their amazing stories too.