Eastern Biotech & life sciences. P.O.Box 212671

+971 4 325 5730

FAQs

1) Y-DNA 37 Markers

o             For men only

o             Recommended level of Y-DNA tests

o             37-marker matches are highly likely to be related within the past 8 generations. *

o             Provides genealogically relevant matches and recent ancestral origins.

o             Recommended for confirming a genealogical relationship with another male.

o             Provides your Haplogroup: deep ancestral origin of the paternal line.

o             We store your DNA for free so that you can upgrade the tests in the future.

o             NO subscription fees.

Your matches and ancestral origins largely depend on how your DNA compares to our database. With the largest DNA database in the world, you have the greatest chance of finding close relatives by testing with us. However, if your paternal line is rare, it is possible you will not have matches or ancestral origins information right away. As our database is constantly growing, you may have matches over time, and we will send you e-mail notifications about any new matches.

 

*Estimated for exact 37-marker matches, at a 95% confidence level.

2) Y-DNA 67 Markers

o             For men only

o             High level of Y-DNA tests

o             67-marker matches are highly likely to be related within the past 6 generations. *

o             Provides genealogically relevant matches and recent ancestral origins.

o             Recommended for confirming a genealogical relationship with another male.

o             Provides your Haplogroup: deep ancestral origin of the paternal line.

o             We store your DNA for free so that you can upgrade the tests in the future.

o             NO subscription fees.

Your matches and ancestral origins largely depend on how your DNA compares to our database. With the largest DNA database in the world, you have the greatest chance of finding close relatives by testing with us. However, if your paternal line is rare, it is possible you will not have matches or ancestral origins information right away. As our database is constantly growing, you may have matches over time, and we will send you e-mail notifications about any new matches.

*Estimated for exact 67-marker matches, at a 95% confidence level.

3) Y-DNA 111 Markers

o             For men only.

o             Highest level of Y-DNA tests.

o             111-marker matches are highly likely to be related within the past 4 generations.*

o             Provides genealogically relevant matches and recent ancestral origins.

o             Recommended for confirming a genealogical relationship with another male.

o             Provides your Haplogroup: deep ancestral origin of the paternal line.

o             We store your DNA for free so that you can upgrade the tests in the future.

o             NO subscription fees.

Your matches and ancestral origins largely depend on how your DNA compares to our database. With the largest DNA database in the world, you have the greatest chance of finding close relatives by testing with us. However, if your paternal line is rare, it is possible you will not have matches or ancestral origins information right away. As our database is constantly growing, you may have matches over time, and we will send you e-mail notifications about any new matches.

*Estimated for exact 111 marker matches, at a 95% confidence level.

  • mtDNA Plus
  • For both men and women.
  • Mid-level mtDNA test.
  • Tests both HVR1 and HVR2 (Hypervariable Regions 1 and 2).
  • Provides ancestral origins.*
  • Includes HVR1 and HVR1+HVR2 matches.
  • HVR1+HVR2 matches are related within the past 28 generations.**
  • We store your DNA for free so that you can upgrade the tests in the future.
  • NO subscription fees.

*Your matches and ancestral origins depend on how your DNA compares to our database. With the largest DNA database in the world, you have the greatest chance of finding close relatives by testing with us. However, if your maternal line is rare, it is possible you will not have matches or ancestral origins information right away. As our database is constantly growing, you may have matches over time, and we will send you e-mail notifications about any new matches.

**with a 50% confidence interval.

  • mtDNA Full Sequencing
  • For both men and women.
  • Highest level mtDNA test
  • Tests both HVR1 and HVR2 (Hypervariable Regions 1 and 2) and the Coding Region. This is all of the mtDNA.
  • Provides most recent ancestral origins.*
  • Includes HVR1, HVR1+HVR2, and FMS matches.
  • FMS matches are related within the past 16 generations.**
  • Recommended for confirming a relationship on the direct maternal line.
  • We store your DNA for free so that you can upgrade the test in the future.
  • NO subscription fees.

*Your matches and ancestral origins depend on how your DNA compares to our database. With the largest DNA database in the world, you have the greatest chance of finding close relatives by testing with us. However, if your maternal line is rare, it is possible you will not have matches or ancestral origins information right away. As our database is constantly growing, you may have matches over time, and we will send you e-mail notifications about any new matches.

**with a 90% confidence interval.

  • For men or women.
  • Autosomal DNA test.***
  • Matches are related within about the last 5 generations.*
  • Provides percentages of your ancestral make-up (Native-American, Middle Eastern (including Jewish), African, West and East European).**
  • Recommended for genealogists.
  • Includes matches with predicted relationship ranges.
  • Great for confirming close relationships regardless of gender.****

*We are leading the way in the development of innovative genealogical uses for autosomal DNA. You will be matched with others who have also taken the Family Finder test. However, if you come from an under-represented population, it is possible you will not find matches right away. Your matches largely depend on how your DNA compares to our database. As our database is constantly growing, you may have matches over time, and we will send you e-mail notifications about any new matches.

**Due to the nature of autosomal DNA, the test does not specify from which branch of your family tree your matches or the percentages of your geographic heritage derive.

***Family Finder has a test specific policy for failed samples and retesting. Please read the policy carefully.

****Please note, Family Finder does not provide Y-DNA or mtDNA haplogroup information.

Paternal Lineage Test

If your goal is to try to expand your family tree, the Paternal Lineage tests provide the DNA results necessary to help find other participants who might be genetically related to you. The Paternal Lineage test analyzes specific segments of the Y-chromosome which is only found in males. And because the Y-chromosome is passed largely unchanged from father to son, DNA results from a male participant today can be used to represent the paternal lineage dozens of generations into the past. If you are female, you can recruit a brother, father, or paternally related Uncle or Cousin to provide the DNA sample to use as if it were your own. In addition to helping to expand your family tree, the Paternal Lineage test also provides insights into your Ancient Ancestry stretching back many thousands of years. Learn about where your ancient ancestors migrated and settled as humans spread throughout the continents.

Maternal Lineage Test

Available to both males and females, the Maternal Lineage test traces your ancient ancestry from your Mother’s side. As the earliest humans migrated out of Africa, they adapted to their new surroundings and became distinct populations from one another which can be detected by analyzing DNA. The Maternal Lineage test differs from the Paternal test in that it cannot validate a family relationship — so even if your maternal DNA is an identical match with another participant it can only prove that you may have been related thousands of years ago. On the other hand, if your results differ in any way, the results prove that your are definitively not related.

Collecting a DNA sample is easy and painless. Simply swab the inside of your mouth to collect cheek cells and return the swabs to Ancestry.com DNA. Within a few weeks, your results will be ready.

Your own DNA already contains information that is informative with regards to ancestry. If you are male, we can take your sample and determine both maternal and paternal ancestry. If you are female, your sample will only have maternal ancestry information, since the paternal ancestry information is found on the Y-chromosome. In this case, your full brother will need to contribute a DNA sample. Note that your full brother also has the same mtDNA as you, so we can use his sample for a dual ancestry test on your behalf.

The maternal and paternal lineage tests take 4-6 weeks.

Haplogroup is the term scientists use to describe individual branches, or closely related groups of branches, on the genetic family tree of all humans. All members of a haplogroup trace their ancestry back to a single individual.