We are all curious about our heritage. I know that I am. Growing up, I would talk with many family members, and it seems that each member had their own ideas of where we originated from. Of course, this makes it very confusing. So, I turned to Living DNA. Their kits are fairly inexpensive, at around $99.  The process is simple, and only requires a mouth swab. You then send it in, and it does take quite a while to get results back, about 12 weeks.

They give you so much information in your results. You get your ancestry, as well as your parents’ ancestry. They don’t have the ability just yet to match you with other potential family members, but that is soon to come!

What you get

Living DNA is able to show you your ancestry in twice the detail of other tests. This is possible because of the scientific teams we work with, and the detailed ways in which they can explore your DNA. You can view your results online or in a personalised book, and this allows you to explore your DNA breakdown today, as well as the migration patterns of your ancestors dating back 80,000 years.

Family Ancestry

We give you your estimated family ancestry breakdown today, and we also put your results in context, looking at your ancestry through history. If you have British or Irish ancestry then it’s the only test that shows where within Britain and Ireland your ancestry comes from.

Motherline Ancestry

Find out where your motherline descends from with a detailed breakdown of all the ancestral groups that have been part of this line. Through your mtDNA, we look at the history of your motherline from the point in Africa when we all shared the same DNA until recent times. We also highlight any famous people who share the same motherline group as you.

Fatherline Ancestry

Through your Y-DNA, men can see the paths of their male ancestors and explore the history of their fatherline from the point in Africa when we all shared the same DNA until recent times. We also highlight any famous people who share the same fatherline group as you. You will only receive this if you are a male because females don’t carry the Y chromosome – however, females will still get parts of their father’s ancestry through their autosomal DNA.


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