Where in the world
are you from?

You might be surprised. Perhaps you’re a global citizen, or a local through-and-through. Find out with the DNA test kit that reveals more about your family history than any other.

Explore your DNA for just
£79

Yasmine Bello

14% Northumbria 17% North Yorkshire 19% France

23% Yorubaland 27% Mandinka

Find your country, and your county.

We don’t just look for the countries your DNA’s found in, we dig deep. We look for common patterns, which gives twice the level of detail of other ancestry DNA tests.

Where on earth have you been?

Upgrade to the Y-DNA (paternal) and mitochondrial (maternal) DNA test and we’ll show you where. With interactive maps tracking your ancestors’ migration from 80,000 years ago to today.

Explore your British and Irish roots.

This is the only DNA test that zooms in on British and Irish family history. As well as all the global regions, you’ll see your DNA results mapped across 21 in Britain and Ireland.

Get to know your ancestors.

Learn more about the people that brought you here. Subscribe to Findmypast and you can find out where your British and Irish ancestors lived, and what they did.

Connect with living relatives

Our intuitive matching system takes the hard work out of building a family tree. You can even contact living relatives if you both choose to do so. All at no extra cost.

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Are you more Essex than Ferne? More Geordie than Vicky?

Spoiler alert: probably. Reality star and proud Geordie Vicky Pattison, and TOWIE star Ferne McCann found a few surprises in their Findmypast DNA test results. Take a look.

Taking the world’s most advanced DNA test: simple.

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Buy DNA test kits for yourself or as gifts for friends and family.

Activate kit

Follow the included instructions to enter your unique code.

Send your sample

Use the cheek swab tool and return in the pre-paid envelope.

View your results

In 6-8 weeks your DNA analysis will be uploaded to your own private portal.

Already taken an ancestry DNA test?

We could connect you to living relatives, for free. Upload your DNA results to access Family Networks – we accept DNA tests from AncestryDNA, 23andMe, MyHeritage and Family Tree DNA. If you have a different DNA test, contact us on help@livingdna.com.

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Your privacy is non-negotiable.

Privacy is a top priority at Findmypast. We're dedicated to protecting your personal information, which is why we've chosen Living DNA as our DNA partner.

Who has access to my data?

Findmypast and Living DNA keep your data private. Your data is encrypted and stored on secure servers, only accessible by staff, vital service providers (such as our laboratory partners) and you. Unless you choose to share information with friends and family, your family tree or DNA results for example, you control your account privacy, your DNA and how it’s used.

What will happen to my data?

Your genetic data will only be used to help discover your ancestry. Living DNA will always ask for your consent for any use of your genetic data. If at any time you decide you want your genetic data and DNA sample destroyed, Living DNA will comply with your decision.

To find out more, read our privacy policy

To learn more about your personal data on Living DNA, read the Living DNA Privacy Policy

Frequently asked questions

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 Findmypast DNA?

The world’s most advanced ancestry DNA test, it’s the only one designed for British and Irish family history. 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.

What happens when I order a Findmypast DNA test?

Kits are despatched within 5-7 days of purchase date. The delivery time for your kit will vary depending on the postal service you have selected. Once you receive your kit, follow the simple instructions to activate it and send us your DNA sample. If you’re a new or returning Findmypast customer, you’ll receive a complimentary 14-day Findmypast subscription when you activate your kit.

Why is the Findmypast DNA test the world's most advanced?

Rather than simply looking at your DNA in isolation, the Findmypast 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 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 DNA is the only choice for discovering all you can about your British and Irish roots.

Why has Findmypast partnered with Living DNA?

Living DNA and Findmypast are British companies joining forces to combine cutting-edge science with traditional family history research methods. 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. Living DNA's test results provide a regional breakdown that perfectly complements our unrivalled 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 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. Living DNA’s focus on British and Irish DNA makes them our 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 DNA test to make it possible to not only discover where your ancestors came from, but learn their amazing stories too.