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Tests for Discovering Jewish Ancestry

If you are looking for that long-lost relative or ancestor, or if you feel that someday, someone may use a DNA repository to look for long-lost relatives, you should consider doing this simple DNA test.

Your ancestors left clues in your DNA that you can use to determine your deep ancestral origins and to link you with others in recent times. We can compare your results with our database - the largest of its kind in the world - and tell you whether those clues indicate possible Jewish ancestry and whether you match others who are Jewish. Our Jewish comparative databases are the largest in the world, containing records for Ashkenazim and Sephardim, as well as Levites and Cohanim.

Which Tests to Take

Y-DNA Tests (Paternal Line Test) - Click here to learn more and order. 

Males can test their Y-DNA to determine the origin of their paternal line. Note that the Y-DNA test strictly checks the paternal line, with no influence from any females along that line. Females do not receive Y-DNA, and therefore females cannot be tested for the paternal line. If you are a female and would like to know about your paternal line, you would need to have a brother or a male relative from that line tested.

mtDNA (Maternal Line Test) - Click here to learn more and order. 

Both males and females can test their mtDNA to determine the origin of their maternal line. Note that the mtDNA strictly checks the maternal line, with no influence from any males along that line. Men and women both receive their mtDNA from their mother.

Autosomal DNA (Family Finderâ„¢) - Click here to learn more and order. 

For males and females. The Family Finder Test helps you find family across all your lines, up to 6 generations back, by checking hundreds of thousands of points in your autosomal DNA and comparing your results with others in the Family Finder database.

  • Aunts & Uncles, Parents, and Grandparents
  • Siblings, Half siblings, and 1st cousins
  • 2nd, 3rd, and 4th cousins
  • Possibly 5th cousins and beyond!
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